Summer is the perfect time to fire up your grill! Whether you are grilling meat, vegetables, pizza, or fruit, the smoky flavor you get by grilling is like nothing else. Here are tips for a safe, healthy and tasty barbeque.
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Start building your healthy barbecue around fruits and vegetables, which are low in calories, high in fiber and packed with nutrients. Look no further than your local grocery store or farmer's' market for fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables. Here are a few ideas for a creating a healthy barbecue without sacrificing flavor.
When the weather is hot and humid, exercising is probably the last thing that you feel like doing. Exercising in the heat can be hot, sticky, and downright uncomfortable when done during the heat of the day. What does this mean for those of us without a membership to an air conditioned gym? It is still important for all of us to find ways to exercise, even in the heat of summer. Getting our heart rate up has many benefits that you do not want to miss out on. Some benefits include: lower risk of developing diabetes and heart disease, improved digestion, improved mental health and mood, and lower risk for developing cancer. So, how can we beat the heat during the hot and humid summer months? Here are some tips:
Written by: Vanessa Winegar, RD, LD
Let's Move! STL Dietitians