Happy Labor Day! I know many of us will be at backyard cookouts so here are 4 of my favorite COOKOUT SUPERSWAPS for today & all of your future cookouts!
4 COOKOUT SUPERSWAPS
SUPERSWAP = nutrition upgrades.
Ways to get more nutrition by making simple swaps to your usual meals.
1. SIDE SALADS
DROP: Couscous & Orzo Sides
Did you know that couscous and orzo are WHITE REFINED PASTA?? You can do better!
SWAP: Quinoa Sides
Use quinoa in your side dishes for extra nutrition like plant-protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Plus it’s naturally gluten-free.
2. PASTA SALADS
DROP: Pasta-Based Salad
Pasta salad is a classic, but it doesn’t need to be packed w/ noodles to be delish. Choose whole grain pasta like quinoa or brown rice or bean-based pasta for extra plant-protein and fiber.
SWAP: Veggie Salad w/ Pasta
Adding more vegetables to everything you eat is a pro-tip. A diet with lots of colorful veggies helps prevent disease, increase mood, and boost longevity.
3. BBQ SAUCE
DROP: Classic BBQ Sauce
Oops! The BBQ sauce I used to eat has 16g added sugar per just 2 tablespoons. That’s 4 packets of sugar!😱
SWAP: Unsweetened BBQ Sauce
Choose BBQ sauce that doesn’t have added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Don’t worry, it’s still flavorful because it has so many spices!
DROP: Ice Cream
I love ice cream at BBQ’s. So refreshing & summery. So still have it, just have more berries, less ice cream.
SWAP: Ice Cream + Berries
Adding berries means you’re adding fiber and antioxidants like vitamin C and anthocyanins to help boost immunity and keep gut health strong.
BONUS COOKOUT SUPERSWAP RECIPE:
Delish on top of ice cream & berries or grilled fruit like peaches or pineapple.
A typical crumble recipe has white flour & white sugar. NOT THIS ONE! This has almond flour & no added sugar.
Mix together these ingredients to form a crumble topping…
1 tablespoon coconut oil (not melted) +
2 tablespoons almond flour +
3 tablespoons old fashioned oats +
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon +
dash of sea salt