Nutrition Tip: Healthy BBQ Swaps

With a few smart swaps, you can create a balanced and nutritious spread. Check out these healthy BBQ swaps:

  • Swap fried foods for grilled veggies! Grilled vegetables like bell peppers, zucchini, and asparagus add vibrant color and a nutritious variety to your plate.
  • Swap beef burgers for turkey burgers! Turkey burgers are a leaner alternative to beef, offering a lower fat content while still providing plenty of protein. Season them well and load up on fresh toppings for a juicy, flavorful bite.
  • Swap white buns for whole grain buns! Whole grain buns are a fantastic way to add extra fiber and nutrients to your meal. They help keep you fuller longer and support a healthy digestive system.
  • Swap potato salad for quinoa salad! Quinoa is a protein-packed grain that's perfect for salads. Mix it with fresh veggies, herbs, and a light dressing for a refreshing and nutritious side dish that complements any BBQ spread.
  • Swap soda for infused water! Stay hydrated and refreshed with water infused with fruits like lemon, berries, and mint. It's a flavorful, sugar-free alternative to sugary sodas and helps you stay cool and energized throughout your BBQ.

Remember, BBQs are all about fun, flavor, and enjoying time with loved ones. These simple swaps ensure you can indulge in all the good times while maintaining a balanced and healthy diet. 

 

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Enjoy BBQ season with simple healthy swaps!

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