Are you getting together with friends and family this Labor Day? Labor Day is often a day where people get together, eat delicious food, and have fun. Did you know that you can still enjoy delicious food without derailing your fitness plan? It’s true! Here are a few suggestions to make your get together healthy and delicious.
- Loaded Chicken Breasts. Wait a second, did we say “loaded?” You bet, we did! Start by thawing a few boneless chicken breasts, then carefully cut the chicken breast to open it up like a pocket. Next, chop up fresh peppers and other veggies of your choice. We recommend jalapeno peppers, red peppers, and spinach. Next, add a small amount of your favorite shredded cheese, close the stuffed chicken breast, add any seasoning you’d like, and place it on the grill.
- Turkey Burger Skewers. You are going to love this alternative to a grilling favorite. Instead of cooking large, oversized burgers, try reducing the serving size with skewers! Start by creating small balls of lean ground turkey, then add small pieces of cherry tomatoes, pickle slices, and seasoning of choice. Put them on the grill until the meat is thoroughly cooked, let them cool, then enjoy!
- Loaded Sweet Potatoes. A healthier, lower calorie alternative to the standard potato, sweet potatoes offer a delicious side to any grilled entree. Wrap a medium-sized sweet potato in foil and bake or cook on the grill for 15 minutes or until you can easily cut into it. Once it is cooked, slice the potato open, add plain Greek yogurt (sour cream alternative), chopped veggies, and a small serving of cheese.
- Stuffed Bell Peppers. Cut a few medium to large bell peppers in half. Add black beans and a small serving of cheese. Cook them in the oven or on the grill for 7–10 minutes. After they have been cooked, add a small serving of plain Greek yogurt and your favorite hot sauce to give them a kick!
These are just a few healthy options to try serving at your Labor Day get together. Family and friends of all ages will love these! In addition to eating healthy foods when you are striving to live a more healthy lifestyle, we also recommend that you try a supplement that includes Meratrim®. Two published clinical weight-loss studies show that Meratrim® reduces weight and hip and waist size in a matter of weeks. Learn more on our website or by calling 1-800-783-4636 today!