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Making Healthy Choices at Summer BBQs

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Jenn Leonard is the voice behind local running blog RunsWithPugs. She has lived in Northeast Florida for almost ten years, with her husband, son and grumble of pugs.

When the grills fire up, it can become easy to lose focus and stray from even the best-laid nutrition and menu plans.

However, that’s no reason to ski pout on one of the most social aspects of the spring and summer months.

Stick to the lean proteins – Skip the buns and bread and go straight for the meat.

Head for the fresh stuff – raw and roasted veggies, salads (limit the mayo-based dressings) and fruit salads are where it’s at. Fill up your plate!

Watch the cocktails – Sugary drinks like margaritas and daiquiris can add lots of unwanted calories to your day. Look for simpler drinks with less mixers and sugar, or hydrate with some fruit-infused water.

But most of all, enjoy and have fun!