Guilt-Free BBQs and Waistline-Friendly Drinks
This Memorial Day Weekend

Yes, you can enjoy the holiday weekend and still stay on track to reach your goals. Here's how this weekend.

1. Opt for Lean Proteins: Choose lean meats such as skinless chicken breast, turkey burgers, or fish for your BBQ. These options are lower in calories and saturated fats compared to traditional red meats. Marinate them with flavorful herbs and spices for a tasty and healthy twist.

2. Load Up on Veggies: Make vegetables the star of your grill! Grilled vegetables like zucchini, bell peppers, and asparagus not only add vibrant colors to your plate but also provide essential nutrients and fiber. Skewer them or use a grill basket for easy cooking.

3. Smart Swaps for Sauces: Instead of high-sugar and high-calorie BBQ sauces, opt for homemade or store-bought options with reduced sugar or use healthier alternatives like mustard, salsa, or vinegar-based dressings. These add flavor without packing on excess calories.

4. Create Colorful Salads: Prepare refreshing and nutrient-packed salads with a variety of colorful vegetables, leafy greens, and lean proteins. Add a zesty dressing made with fresh herbs, citrus, or Greek yogurt to keep it light and flavorful.

5. Mindful Alcohol Choices: When it comes to drinks, go for lower-calorie and lower-sugar options. Choose light beers, spiked seltzers, or mix clear spirits like vodka or gin with sparkling water and a squeeze of lemon or lime. Avoid sugary mixers and be mindful of portion sizes.

6. Stay Hydrated: Keep yourself hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water. Not only does it help quench your thirst, but it also aids digestion and keeps you feeling full, reducing the likelihood of overeating.

7. Mindful Portions: Practice portion control by using smaller plates and paying attention to your hunger and fullness cues. Enjoy the delicious food but listen to your body, stopping when you feel satisfied.

8. Stay Active: Incorporate physical activities into your long weekend plans. Engage in fun outdoor games, go for walks, or organize a post-BBQ dance party. Staying active will help burn calories and keep you energized.

Since, I love to overdeliver...Here are five calorie-friendly, Memorial Day-inspired alcoholic drinks:

1. Red, White, and Bubbly: Mix together a refreshing blend of sparkling water, a splash of cranberry juice, and a squeeze of fresh lime. Serve over ice and garnish with a few blueberries and a mint leaf for a patriotic twist.

2. Skinny Mojito Spritzer: Muddle fresh mint leaves with lime juice and a teaspoon of honey. Add a shot of white rum and top it off with club soda. Serve over crushed ice and garnish with a lime wheel and a sprig of mint.

3. Berry-Licious Sangria Spritzer: In a pitcher, combine a mix of sliced strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Add a bottle of chilled rosé wine, a splash of sparkling water, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Stir gently and serve over ice.

4. Light Watermelon Margarita: Blend fresh watermelon chunks until smooth. In a shaker, combine the watermelon puree, tequila, a squeeze of lime juice, and a splash of agave syrup. Shake well and strain into a salt-rimmed glass filled with ice. Garnish with a watermelon wedge.

5. Coconut Pineapple Cooler: In a blender, combine unsweetened coconut milk, pineapple chunks, a shot of vodka or white rum, and a handful of ice. Blend until smooth and pour into a chilled glass. Garnish with a pineapple slice and a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes.

Remember, moderation is key when enjoying alcoholic beverages. Drink responsibly and be mindful of your overall calorie intake. Cheers to a festive and healthy Memorial Day celebration!

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