Choose a Holiday!
The Fourth of July is a holiday that often centers around food, hot dogs and brats at the local charity food stand, sno cones and deep fried Twinkies at the state fair, and barbequed goodies a plenty at home or a friend’s party. All of these temptations can immediately derail your diet and leave you feeling less than celebratory come night’s end. So how to do enjoy the holiday without the guilt and unhealthy calories? We’ve come up with some great Fourth of July meal suggestions that are very popular and focus on flavor and freshness rather than fried fat.
Who doesn’t love to grill over the Fourth of July? This recipe is perfect because it features a nice, healthy chicken that is marinated in a tangy chili lime bath that gives it just the right amount of flavor and BAM to create some fireworks in your mouth.
This recipe ranks right up there with our favorites because of the fresh, bright flavor of newly plucked garden tomatoes and the spicy hint of your herb garden basil. Each serving also packs a very small caloric punch with about 250 calories. Just be careful not to over use the parmesan, cheese is one of the easiest places to pack on the pounds.
Cold salads are a staple at most Fourth of July outings, and actually play a pretty strong role in most picnics throughout the season. If you’re looking for a burst of flavor that’s not coated in mayonnaise and supported by bland noodles, give this salad a try. It’s super healthy and by using local organic foods you can boost your nutritional value.
This recipe is a mouthful, not only to say but to eat as well. It’s so completely packed with healthy fresh foods that you’ll actually be proud of yourself after eating in. In fact, you may have earned a small dessert. To make it that much better, this recipe is incredibly easy to follow and will take you almost no time at all to master.
If you bother to take the time and think about your meal choices during this Fourth of July holiday you can enjoy it more and feel great about your celebration. Maybe you’ll even feel good enough to reward yourself with a Skinny Girl cocktail.