If you’re anything like me, when you think of summer barbecues you think of burgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, and lots of other deliciously fattening foods. But it doesn’t have to be that way. You can have a tasty, healthy barbecue without piling on the pounds. Here’s how.
1. Make Your Own Burgers
Instead of buying ready made burgers that are full of fat, salt and other nasties, make your own. Buy some 95% lean ground beef and pat it into burger shapes, using about 1/4 lb per patty. One patty will contain just 140 calories and 5.4 grams fat. Substitute whole wheat buns for white ones, add salad and avocado and, voila, a healthy, delicious burger!