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Slip into Summer: Five Ways to Have Fun and Be Healthy at Summertime Celebrations

June 30, 2015

Group Of Friends Having Outdoor Barbeque At Home

Ahh… summer — the season for barbecues, pool parties and bonfires at the beach. While all these get-togethers are certainly enjoyable, they can make it challenging to opt for healthy choices for you and your family. Read on for five easy tips to keep all your summertime gatherings fun, healthy and delicious!

Don’t Show Up Hungry

We all have been known to make unhealthy choices when we are starving. That’s why it’s always a good idea to eat or drink a healthy snack before you arrive at a barbecue or other summer get-together. Making decisions with a non-growling stomach is much easier and won’t leave you vulnerable to choosing unhealthy options.

Knowledge is Power, Healthy Power!

Making healthier choices is all about knowing what you’re putting in your body. Lean turkey burgers, veggie burgers, grilled chicken and hamburgers made from lean ground beef are healthier alternatives from the grill. And instead of loading up your burger with gobs of cheese, mayo and other creamy sauces, try using a smaller amount of cheese and sliced avocado instead of the mayo. All of these small adjustments will allow you to enjoy summertime food without all the guilt.

Priorities, Priorities

Does grandma’s potato salad rank as your number one summertime craving? Then by all means have some! Not sold on Aunt Ida’s banana cream pie? Then skip it! There’s no need to resist all temptation at summertime soireés—you just need to decide which indulgence is really worth the splurge.

Bring Along Mayesa

One of the best ways to ensure that there is a healthy (and great-tasting) option is to contribute to the festivities. Did you know that you can add Mayesa to smoothies, make Mayesa popsicles or put Mayesa in the freezer for 15-20 minutes for a one-of-a-kind cacao slushy? Make sure to bring along Mayesa to share; it’s guaranteed to be a hit with party-goers of all ages.

Go Play!

It may be tempting to hang out by the buffet table or grill all day, but it is much healthier—and more fun—to get up and mingle. Summer parties are a great time to catch up with friends you may not see during the rest of the year or to finally meet the new neighbors down the street.

Also, summer gatherings are a wonderful place to start a friendly soccer game, challenge the kids to a relay race in the pool or crank up the music for an impromptu dance contest. Whatever activity you choose, just get up and be active!

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