You were EXCELLENT all week! Bringing fruit to work, avoiding office birthday cake, doing the dreaded cardio, and even avoiding beer (mainly)- because it is bikini season!
THEY at BBQ can add over 1100 calories to your day- and that does NOT include alcohol or burgers.
Don’t put your diet on hold… Use these healthy tips to stay lean and become the #INSTA host she deserves.
Potato Chips < Zucchini Chips
photo credit cupcakeproject.com/wishfulchef.com
Just grazing? 50 easy to eat chips. Let’s see the difference….
Potato chips have…
10x more carbohydrates than zucchini chips
Double the fat
More than DOUBLE THE CALORIES
This swap saves you 120 calories
For the Zucchini Chips Recipe, go to MyCustomCleanse.com
“Absolutely” Guacamole < Guacamole that relieves Trader Joe's guilt
photo credit: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt at Serious Eats
Both are in store… so the effort is equal (score!) Trader Joe’s cut with 0% Greek yogurt so there HALF FAT for the same portion
No way José!
Stick to 4Tbsp and this swap saves you 50 CALORIES
Lemonade < Lemon Water Infusion
countrytime/wholefully.com lemonade photo credit
Powdered lemonade has excess sugar, dyes, and preservatives. You can get an Insta-worthy (and picture) jug with your own cut of fruit. Go experience… pour ice and 1 liter of water over 2 lemons, 2 limes and 4 strawberries
Comparing one 8-ounce glass… This swap saves 135 CALORIES
Ice cream < DF whip 'n berries
photo credit: loveandoliveoil.com/recipegirl.com
Of course it isn’t preparation, but 1 cup Breyers Chocolate chip ice cream is 14x the fat compared to this dairy-free, homemade whipped and berry-covered dessert. One more chance to show off your hosting skills with minimal effort and time.
Layer as you wish; ½ cup blueberries, ½ cup strawberries, and 1 cup Delicious CocoWhip Light – for 1 serving that’s equal in serving size and half the calories!
This swap saves you 125 CALORIES (BONUS: dairy free)
Traditional 5 layer sauce < Healthy chili sauce
Photo credit and recipe: pioneerowoman.com / photo credit: food network magazine
If you are going to make a 5-layer sauce, you will want it to taste good! Do some swaps and eat guilt free, plus…
- Double the protein
- Cut the carbs in HALF
- Lower fat up to 82%
This EASY recipe is below and serves 8
- Cook 1 pound ground turkey (99%) in broth, S&P, and chili seasoning. Saute and drain excess oil
- Let it cool (about 20 minutes) then put it on the bottom of a plate (large glass serving plate)
- Spoonful, then spread 10 ounces 0% plain Greek yogurt evenly over the turkey
- Dice 3 tomatoes and sprinkle evenly over the greek yogurt layer
- Take your Trader Joe’s low-guilt guacamole (1 cup) and a spoonful
- Finish by topping everything with 1 cup of diced mango
- Option to add some diced tomatoes and cilantro as garnish
- Serve with a plate of romaine lettuce and mini scoops; think 5-layer-dipped lettuce tacos. No need MORE chips.
This swap (1 serving of dip + using a lettuce wrap rather than chips) saves 258 calories
As a review, your BBQ party will still include chips with guacamole, a lettuce wrap with 5-layer dressing, a lemon-flavored drink AND a cold dessert. The total is about 429 calories. (That’s less than a protein box chicken wrap from Starbucks!)
The original BBQ menu (for comparison) will cost you 1110 calories. That’s no alcohol, burgers or mixers.
Be smart. Be hack-happy. Keep that rockin summer body