Summer’s just about here. Doubtless, many of you are dieting like crazy to get your bodies ready for that new bikini or pair of sexy swim trunks you’re dying to sunbathe in. You’re avoiding fats and sugary foods, but you’d still like to enjoy yourself at a summer barbecue. Bodybuilding.com lists 10 must-consume, guilt-free summer foods that are low in fat but satisfy your need to put something refreshing in your mouth.
Why it’s healthy
Keeps you hydrated; it’s more than 90 percent water.
Low-cal protection against heart disease, cancer and stroke.
One cup has 7.6 grams of dietary fiber, which helps with
Jell-O Pudding Fudgesicles
Made with chocolate pudding powder, skim milk, protein powder and artificial sweetener, they will give you more calcium (and less fat) than ice cream.
High in vitamin C and reduces the risk of colon cancer
Drink lots of good, clean water. Add a slice of lemon, lime, orange or watermelon for a little extra flavor.
Corn on the cob
Satisfy your craving for something crunchy (rather than chips and dip) by eating corn on the cob; good source of vitamin B1
Sweet potato fries
Another good sub for chips; good source of dietary fiber,
vitamins C and B6, and potassium.
Treat yourself to popcorn made over the barbecue or campfire (add nutritional yeast for flavor and B vitamins).
High in vitamins C and A, and better for your eyes than