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05.28.04
 

Girl on Grill Action:  Survive That Memorial Day BBQ! 

Rockin' Raspberry-Peach Lemonade

Ingredients:
1/2 Lemon                   Three Packets of Splenda
5 oz. Cold Water
3/4 oz. Sugar Free Raspberry Torani Syrup
3/4 oz. Sugar Free Peach Torani Syrup
Lots of Ice!

Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into a glass. Stir in water and Splenda. Add a scoop of ice (or about 6 or 7 cubes). Top off with flavored syrups. Enjoy...it's practically calorie-free!

BEWARE!

The average person attending a Memorial Day BBQ will consume at least one beer, a hot dog, a burger, chips, slaw, potato salad and dessert. Whoa!  That adds up to over 1200 calories!

THINK BEFORE YOU CHEW...DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU!

Grill Talk

If your host is offering hot dogs, burgers and chicken breast,  go for the chicken.  Don't use this holiday as an excuse to scarf down bad-for-you meats.

 

Are turkey burgers and turkey or chicken franks up for grabs? Be careful! Some are lean, but others have almost as much fat and calories as the beef versions. You might want to sneak into the kitchen to read the packages...inconspicuously, of course.

Is it a BYOM (Bring Your Own Meat) event? Show up with boneless chicken breast, fat free hot dogs and boca burgers. They all grill up AMAZINGLY well on the BBQ.

Against the Slaw

Those mayo-infested side dishes are what you REALLY need to look out for. Potato salad, macaroni salad and cole slaw are all major no-nos! But slaw can be saved! If you can get to a sink, rinse your cole slaw (until the water runs clear) and wash calories and fat grams down the drain. It'll taste great, but won't have all that fatty goo! Just do it!

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TIPS!

If you're drinking beer, make it light.  You'll save fat, calories and carbs!

When it comes to frozen treats, stick with  non-creamy ones. Fruit bars and shave ice are better choices than ice cream cones, bars or sandwiches.

BBQ some veggies!  Corn, asparagus and onions are awesome when grilled...and they'll fill you up!  But skip the butter.


CHEW ON THIS:
May 28th is National Hamburger Day. The ground-beef hamburger and bun sandwich combination that we are all familiar with today first appeared in America at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis. Happy 100th birthday, Hamburger!

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