Guiltless Grilling Tips

Staff Writer
Easy and healthy tips to keep backyard barbecues light and tasty

Grilling outdoors with family and friends is one of the best parts about the summer, but attending gathering after gathering can be hard on your diet, as it’s hard to avoid snacking, eating heavy mayonnaise-based salads, and drinking beer or sugary drinks. While there’s nothing wrong with having a good time, if the good time stops you from feeling good, well, then that’s a problem.

To avoid feeling badly about the fun times spent with friends and family, we’ve turned to Allison Stowell, a dietician for Guiding Stars, to share some helpful tips on how to enjoy backyard barbecues without the guilt. The basics? Incorporating more healthful foods that are packed with whole grains, fiber, minerals, and vitamins to keep you feeling full and satisfied.

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Along with her helpful tips, she’s shared a couple of recipes to get you started on the right track. Enjoy and happy eating!