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Meal Ideas for a Healthier 4th of July

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Side Dishes That Will Energize Your Memorial Day BBQ:

  • Corn on the Cob –go light on the butter or try a healthy butter substitute
  • Baked Navy Beans
  • Whole Wheat Pasta Salad with tomatoes, olives and roasted glass jar peppers, made using light salad dressing –add balsamic vinegar for some extra pizzazz
  • Bean Salad made with black beans, garbanzo beans, and kidney beans, mixed with cider vinegar & OJ. People who include beans several times a week live on average 6 years longer and healthier.

 Try the Following Healthier Meat Choices:

  • Chicken Breasts  with a citrus marinate to decrease cancer causing compounds formed when grilling
  • Lean Turkey Burgers made with chopped onions, chives and green bell peppe
  • Nitrate Free Hot Dogs on a whole wheat bun
  • Plenty of veggie sides -Seasoned Peppers, Zucchini, and Eggplant
  • Garden Burgers served on a whole wheat bun with a side of coleslaw

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  1. Kara Lydon on July 12th, 2010 11:23 am

    Yum! Great ideas. I’ve never made a bean salad myself before but have tried it and it is delicious. I’m inspired to make one this summer now, especially if it will put a few extra years on my life! 🙂

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