How Many Calories Are at Your Summer BBQ? (Slideshow)

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Before you load up on barbecue, beware of these scary calorie counts

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These little snacks could be what completely throws your day off of the rails, especially if you consistently graze!

Potato Chips: 160 calories per 15 chips

Tortilla chips (baked): 75 calories per 10 chips

Pretzels: 108 calories per 1-ounce serving

Snacks

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These little snacks could be what completely throws your day off of the rails, especially if you consistently graze!

Potato Chips: 160 calories per 15 chips

Tortilla chips (baked): 75 calories per 10 chips

Pretzels: 108 calories per 1-ounce serving

Appetizers

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Don’t load up on the appetizers too much, your nibbles will add up quickly.

Deviled Eggs: 64 calories per ½ egg

Kraft Colby Jack Cheese: 100 calories per ounce

Kraft Reduced-Fat Mild Cheddar Cheese: 90 calories per ounce

Pepperoni: 10 calories per slice

Ritz Crackers: 79 calories per 5 crackers

Dips

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Guacamole: 91 calories per ¼ cup

Wishbone’s Blue Cheese Dressing: 150 calories per 2-tablespoon serving

Lay’s French Onion Dip: 60 calories per 2-tablespoon serving

Hidden Valley Ranch Dip: 25 calories per tablespoon

Tostitos Salsa: 10 calories per 2-tablespoon serving

Main Dishes

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The key to surviving any barbecue? Moderation!

Grilled Chicken Breast: 250 calories per 1 breast

Drumstick: 211 calories per drumstick

Hot dog: 155 calories per hot dog

Cheeseburger (with bun): 317 calories per burger

Beef Shish Kabob with Vegetables: 176 calories per kabob

Barbecued Pork Spareribs : 90 calories per rib

Sides

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An alternative to these sweet sides could be some grilled vegetables if you want to forgo the calories in these BBQ regulars.

Corn: 132 calories per ear

Pasta or macaroni salad: 358 calories per 1 cup

Potato Salad: 357 calories per 1 cup

Butter: 36 calories per 1 pat butter

Condiments

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Lucky for you, topping those barbecue staples won’t add too much to your calorie count!

Hellmann’s Mayonnaise: 90 calories per serving

Del Monte Hamburger-Style Relish: 20 calories per serving

Heinz Ketchup: 20 calories per serving

French’s Mustard: 0 calories per serving

Barbecue Sauce: 29 calories per tablespoon

Dessert

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Sure, dessert is delicious, but maybe after a day at a BBQ you want to cut back on the sweets.

Apple pie: 277 calories per slice

Chocolate Ice Cream: 125 calories per 3.5 fluid ounces

Strawberry Ice Cream: 111 calories per 3.5 fluid ounces

Vanilla Ice Cream: 137 calories per ½ cup 

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

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Er, maybe you should just stick to water...

Coca-Cola: 186 calories (16 fluid ounces)

Pepsi: 200 calories (16 fluid ounces)

Sprite: 138 calories (16 fluid ounces)

Fanta Orange: 140 calories (16 fluid ounces)

Lemonade: 99 calories (8 fluid ounces)

Alcoholic Beverages

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Alcoholic beverages are a part of every barbecue, but make sure you make the best choices when standing around the cooler!

White Wine: 121 calories per glass

Red (Burgundy) Wine: 127 calories per glass

Beer (Regular): Average 150 calories per bottle

Beer (Light): Average 95 calories per bottle

Generic Old Fashioned Cocktail: 155 calories per glass

Sangria (White): 156 calories per 8-fluid-ounce glass

BEST Cookout Dish = 758 Calories

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In a perfect world, this is what your barbecue plate to consist of if you are going to sample a little bit from each course.

Tortilla chips (baked): 75 calories per 10 chips

Guacamole: 91 calories per ¼ cup

Hot dog on bun: 155 calories per hot dog

Corn: 132 calories per ear

French’s Mustard: 0 calories per serving

Strawberry Ice Cream: 111 calories per 3.5 fluid ounces

Lemonade: 99 calories (8 fluid ounce glass)

Beer (Light): Average 95 calories per bottle

WORST Cookout Dish= 2,652 Calories

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If you’re a “grazer’ at barbecues and social affairs, beware of your caloric intake; it could add up to several days’ worth!

Potato Chips: 160 calories per 15 chips

Lay’s French Onion Dip: 60 calories per 2-tablespoon serving

Pretzels: 108 calories per 1 ounce servings

Deviled Eggs: 64 calories per ½ egg

Pepperoni: 10 calories per slice

Kraft Colby Jack Cheese: 100 calories per 1 ounce

Ritz Crackers: 79 calories per 5 crackers

Pasta or macaroni salad: 358 calories per 1 cup

Potato Salad: 357 calories per cup

155 calories per hot dog with Heinz Ketchup: Del Monte Hamburger-Style Relish:

317 calories per burger with Hellmann’s Mayonnaise: 20 calories per serving Heinz Ketchup:  20 calories per serving

Apple pie: 277 calories per slice with Vanilla Ice Cream: 137 calories per ½ cup

Beer (Regular): Average 150 calories per bottle

Pepsi: 200 calories (16 fluid ounces)