Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Summer Foods, Burgers to Pie to Ice Cream from Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Summer Foods, Burgers to Pie to Ice Cream

Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Summer Foods, Burgers to Pie to Ice Cream

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Healthy Versions of Your Favorite Summer Foods, Burgers to Pie to Ice Cream

Summer, of course, is the season when an abundance of great produce is at the peak of production and, more importantly, the peak of flavor (just check out what’s in season this July!) But let’s face it: we all know that these fresh and nutritious ingredients don’t always find their way into our quintessential summer dishes.

Quite possibly the biggest and health problem with summer cooking lies in our dependence on sauces and add-ons. Our usual summer go-tos are often doused in BBQ sauce, swimming in mayonnaise (hello potato salad!), and fueled by sugar, leaving us eaters in a heavy, lethargic, post-meal stupor.

This is certainly not always a bad thing — everything in moderation, right? But if you are devoted to keeping your hard-earned “summer bod” at the ready and equally determined to eat your fair share of coleslaw and ice cream, try these recipes and tips to keep on track without missing out on any of the summer eatin’ fun.