Cooking Up a Healthy Sizzling Summer Soiree

Cooking Up a Healthy Sizzling Summer Soiree

Right now I am in Austin, Texas kicking up my heels and eating too much barbecue (is that possible?). I thought you might enjoy this article from Debbie Keene, a physician and health writer from Wisconsin. She offers a variety of ways to cut down on calories during typical summer barbecue parties without sacrificing any flavor or sense of satisfaction.

I will be back soon with reports on the fun of BlogHer Food ’13 and a rundown on the goodies we got to sample. Happy Festive Friday!!

Summertime — time to pull the cover off the grill and host outdoor picnics poolside for friends and family. Replace heavy stews and soups from the winter with light and refreshing summer fare. Imagine fresh fruit, grilled meat and veggies and icy cool drinks. Especially since it’s bathing suit season, keep your summery eats low calorie and healthy. Picnic favorites, such as burgers and potato salad, are packed with calories and weigh you down. Throw a summertime soiree that’s nutritious and delicious by serving these light summertime options:

Read the whole article on The Heritage Cook