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AboutMeghan Tiernan (MS, RD, LDN) is a registered dietitian with a passion for helping others achieve a healthy lifestyle. She strives to help others learn the most nutritious way to eat, in order to achieve good health. Meghan enjoys cooking and running and believes that with just some basic knowledge, you can gain the confidence in yourself to know that you can eat well.
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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:
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
Mix all ingredients together and chill for 1 hour before serving
Jell-o Pudding Pie
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.
Boil the water and dissolve Jello. Whisk in the yogurt. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour into crust and chill at least 3 hours.
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
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.
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