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your total calories for the day.
- Eat a well-balanced meal about an hour before you get to the BBQ so you're not starved when you get there.
- Try a lower calorie dessert: berries with whipped cream, or jello-based pie.
- Prioritize your indulgences: Assess the options that are available and choose which ones you want to enjoy and which ones are worth leaving off your plate.

A few recipes to try:

Veggie Dip:

Ingredients:
1 packet of dried veggie dip
1 16 oz container of fat free sour cream or 2 containers of plain Greek yogurt
1 package of chopped spinach, thawed

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and chill for 1 hour before serving

Jell-o Pudding Pie

Ingredients:
1 package sugar-free Jell-o (any flavor)
1/4 cup water
2 (6 oz.) cups fat free yogurt (similar in flavor to the Jell-o
1 (8 oz.) carton fat free Cool Whip
1 reduced fat graham cracker crust.

Directions:
Boil the water and dissolve Jello. Whisk in the yogurt. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour into crust and chill at least 3 hours.

(From Annastesia.com)

Cilantro Coleslaw

Ingredients:
12 ounces purchased shredded three-color coleslaw mix (about 7 cups)
1 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:
Place coleslaw mix and cilantro in large bowl. Whisk canola oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper in medium bowl to blend. Add to cabbage mixture; toss to coat.

(From Epicurious.com)

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