Summer Is Here!
Some people find it hard to keep on track with what they eat at these kinds of gatherings, but never fear! If you use the following tips, you’ll be able to stay on track with your eating habits and enjoy barbecues and communal meals just the same.
#1: Bring a Dish & Make Your Own
Personally, I love bringing side dishes such as veggies, fruits or salads to these kinds of events.
#2: Be Mindful of Your Portions
As a general rule, I love to focus on the veggie dishes, which can be anything from salads to grilled veggies. Try and fill at least half your plate with veggies. Then, you can split the other half of your plate between proteins and grains or starchy vegetables.
It can be easy for our eyes to be bigger than our stomachs, so only put what you know you can eat on your plate. You can always go back for more if you’re still hungry!
#3: Opt for Whole Grains!
You can also skip the grains all together and opt for veggies that can substitute them like spiralized zucchini, cauliflower rice & spaghetti squash!
#4: Choose Quality Proteins
Additionally, when you're choosing your condiments such as bbq sauce, ketchup and relish, be mindful that many condiments are high in sugar and unhealthy fats. Make sure that you read the labels to try and keep your blood sugars balanced by selecting low sugar options.
#5: Sip on Healthy Drinks
If you want to have a little bit of alcohol, stick to low-sugar alcohol choices such as a glass of wine, a vodka soda with lemon or lime, or a gin and tonic.
#6: "Prioritize" & Enjoy Your Food!
Enjoy barbecue season!
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