Healthy Swaps: Summer Picnics

Is your calendar full of picnics and barbecues? Keep your body beach-ready by making these healthy swaps.

Is your calendar full of picnics and barbecues? Keep your body beach-ready by making these healthy swaps at your next outdoor party.

Instead of: A foot-long hot dog
Choose: A regular-sized wiener
The Payoff: 350 calories saved!
Instead of: Over-sized burgers

Choose: Perfectly portioned turkey burgers (made with breast meat)

The Payoff: Less fat and more protein
Instead of: Mayo-drenched salads

Choose: Slaws and salads made with vinaigrette dressings

The Payoff: Sides free of saturated fat and cholesterol

Instead of: Cans of soda
Choose: Unsweetened iced tea

The Payoff: You'll cut out 10 teaspoons of sugar per beverage

Instead of: Decadent desserts

Choose: Pick from our list of  22 Healthiest Summer Desserts

The Payoff: Less guilt. Our picks have 250 calories (or less) per serving

Tell Us: What’s your healthiest picnic tip?
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