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A Happy Healthy BBQ For The Win

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  It is the 4th of July weekend. The BBQ vibe is in the air. It is inevitable that you will be surrounded by loved ones and friends at least at one gathering this week. Laughter, music, and no doubt food will be at every event. Granted you cannot control everything that will be brought to the party (unless you are hosting and are so gracious as to tell everyone you will be supplying the entire event). There are so many ways to keep to your plan and bring some good wholesome food that will keep you in line with your health goals! I've compiled a few ideas aside from the general meat and veggies to grill that you can bring and yes even a few drinks that I've recently stumbled across that are low on the sugar end!

Appetizers/Sides:

Spicy Dip:1 cup Fage Greek 0% Yogurt and add Cholula sauce, add as many drops until it meets your liking! (I will even add this to tacos instead of sour cream or creama)

BBQ Chicken on Sweet Potato Skins

Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro Lime Seasoning

Watermelon Feta Mint Salad

Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn ( I had to add this one for my husband, this is definately a version we will try!)

Main Course:

Grilled Shrimp Scampi

Korean Grilled Chicken Breast

Thai Coconut Chili Chicken Skewers

Dessert:

Frozen Yogurt Bark

Easy Skinny Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Brownies

Drinks: 

One of the best ones I have found so far that dont veer me to far off my path is the hard flavored tonic water, its low or zero sugar and low calories. Currently I have tried the Smirnoff brand! So far so good! You can also check out my drinking guide here for more ideas 

I hope some of these recipes work for you or at least gave you some ideas! There are tons of recipes out there that are just a click away thanks to the internet! If you have any favorites, I would love to hear what they are so I can use them at my next BBQ! Sharing is caring! For those in law enforcement that happen to be working this busy holiday week thank you for your service! My department usually gets a potluck going for those that happen to be working on holidays, if you don't already do that maybe it's a tradition you can get started! Maybe you could even make it a whole food BBQ type challenge! Why not?! Oh and don't forget the police dispatchers, records clerks, evidence technicians and any other civilians that are working please! Have a happy and safe 4th of July celebrating our freedom in this amazing country! 

 Stay Safe. Stay Humble.

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