Have a Healthy Fourth of July with these Easy Cookout Swaps

Awesome! Great way to enjoy the holiday without later having to feel guilty about overindulging. Thank you!

WellMASS

Chances are, you’ll be hosting or attending a cookout this Fourth of July weekend.  While I’m all for enjoying your favorite summertime treats in moderation, I also think you can’t go wrong with making a few easy swaps to instantly make classic cookout fare a little bit healthier.  When planning your cookout (or scoping out the food table and planning what you’re going to put on your plate), try to employ at least one of the following strategies to boost the nutritional value of your meal:

  • Opt for grilled chicken, seafood, or Portobello mushroom caps instead of burgers and dogs. If you choose chicken or a mushroom cap, you’ll save at least 4g of saturated fat and between 35-150 calories (obviously, you’ll save the most by choosing the low-calorie Portobello).  You’re also likely to feel more satisfied by choosing one of these two options over a hamburger or hotdog.

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