At a BBQ:
If you’re a guest, consider contributing a healthy, homemade dish or salad. Your host will appreciate the gesture, and you will rest easy knowing you have at least one healthy option to choose from.
At the Lake:
Carve out some time before you head out to chop a few fruits and veggies to throw in your cooler. And don’t forget to pack lots of water – it’s a great inhibitor to increased cravings as you’re surrounded by all the tempting junk food and bevvies.
Around the Camp Fire:
You don’t have to deprive yourself of the delicious s’mores and roasted weenies, but you can look for healthier alternatives. Try turkey wieners instead – they’re only 90 calories and contain 6 grams of fat. And if you want to make a s’more healthier, just add fruit! Use a couple of banana slices to house your roasted marshmellow instead of graham crackers and substitute almond butter for chocolate.
On the Road:
Pack snacks! If you plan ahead, you can add rice cakes, fresh fruits and veggies to your cooler. If you have to grab something at a rest stop, try beef jerky. With over 15 grams of protein per ounce and minimal fat/carbs, it’s your best bet.
At the Parade:
This is for the kids. Allow them to trade in their sugar-filled candy and put it towards a toy like water guns or sidewalk chalk. A bit of candy in moderation isn’t going to hurt them; however, a toy that encourages them to be active outdoors is a win-win.
Most importantly, have fun this long weekend! And don’t forget we have our Modified Holiday Fitness Schedule up and running on Canada Day (Monday, July 1st) with Boot Camp & Stretch with Sherry from 8:30 to 9:30 am! Sign-up on our WellnessLiving site.