Summer Party Survival Guide
Summer season and the associated holidays and gatherings bring the opportunity to enjoy some of our favorite- though not always healthy- foods. A party does not have to be an excuse for loosening up on healthy eating habits. All it takes is a little preparation to feel your best while having a great time.
Plan for success at your next summer gathering with these tips:
Enjoy fresh fruit & vegetables. Serve crudité and a fresh fruit tray instead of a calorie-laden appetizer. Try grilling fruit like pineapple and peaches for a unique dessert.
Be mindful of portions. Don’t feel guilty for enjoying the party fare or dessert- simply take a small amount of your favorites and savor every bite.
Bring your own salad. Contribute to the party and ensure you fit in your daily vegetable servings by preparing a healthy side dish or salad. Visit your zipongo account or cookinglight.com for delicious inspiration.
Wear your fitness tracker. It’s a great conversation starter and will remind you to keep moving!
Stay Hydrated. Feeling hungry may actually be a sign you are thirsty. Make sure to sip plenty of water throughout the day, especially if you are indulging in alcoholic beverages.
Be a social butterfly. Don’t miss out on the true meaning of the get-together. Focus on catching up with old friends or getting to know someone new, and you won't have time to worry about the menu!