Whether it’s a vacation, taking the family for a day in the park, or
just hanging out with friends on the beach, summer is considered the
ideal time to be out and about. While we’re out, we may tend to grab a
snack to carry us through the day. However, in the midst of enjoying
ourselves we end up reaching for the water ice, ice cream, and other
sweet (but unhealthy) snacks.
Take a look at these summer treats that go great with the season, and your diet!
Grilled Vegetables: If you haven’t
yet, I’m sure you will visit a barbeque or a cookout soon, maybe even
host one of your own. When you do, try throwing some vegetables on the
grill such as zucchini, onions, eggplant, bell pepper, or any other
low-calorie vegetable that you enjoy. It will add a lot of flavor to
your meal, but won’t add nearly as many calories as other side dishes
that will be close by.
Watermelon: Watermelon is an ideal
fruit for the summer season. With a name like “water” melon, you would
think it is made of a lot of water, and you would be right. A cup of
diced watermelon contains 92 percent water, perfect for hydration during
those hot summer days. Watermelon is also high in Vitamin A (helps with
eye health) and Vitamin C (helps strengthen the immune system), add the
delicious flavor and you have your prototypical summer treat.
Salads: Salads are relatively easy
to make, and convenience is certainly what we are looking for when it
comes to summer. However, try changing things up by adding some whole
grain to your salad such as wheatberry or tabouli. Adding whole grain
gives you the chance to taste something new as well as bring all the
nutrients and benefits that comes with whole grains. If you’re looking for some healthy ways to add toppings to your salads, take a look at this.
Just because we find time to take a break during
the summer doesn't mean we have to take a break from our diet. These
snacks are great to enjoy in the summer and don’t come with the guilt of
not sticking to your diet. If you have any other snack ideas that you
love to use during the summer feel free to leave them in the comment box
Links: Watermelon.org, Webmd, Redbookmag,com
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