Nothing tempts more than an open grill, but barbecue calories can add up. We quizzed Becky Hand, registered dietitian and coauthor of The Spark Solution, on how she survives the 4th of July spread.
"Chances are, there will be watermelon or corn on the cobits good to go for fresh produce first to fill up. Plus, theyre in season and delicious!
Burger or Hot Dog?
Burger. it may have about 215 calories compared with 140 in a hot dogbut it has 22 grams of protein versus 5, so it keeps you full longer. Theres also less sodium and fewer additives."
Potato Salad or Coleslaw?
"Slaw. it could still be high in fat if its made with mayo, but the carrots and cabbage offer fiber and vitamins A and C. Limit yourself to a half-cup."