If steaks are your choice for grilling, you can cut calories by just picking steaks, which say round on the label, or leaner cuts such as top sirloin.
Marinating can turn these cuts, into tasty mouthwatering hits, for your family and guests. There are 200 calories and 9 grams of fat, per four ounce serving of these cuts of beef, compared to almost twice that many calories, with other choices.
Always serve homemade or lean readymade burgers, your average burger will contain 300 calories and 20 grams of fat. When substituting extra lean ground beef, ground chicken or turkey, you will cut the calories by a third.
We have been told the fat found in meat is where the flavor comes from, just by adding fresh herbs, garlic and minced onions, the flavor will be mouthwatering delicious.
Make the old standard potato salad, taste completely different by adding bright colored vegetables, such as red and green peppers, tomatoes, carrots and green onions. Make a low calorie choice when using a dressing, use fat free mayo, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard and red onions.
Choose low calorie side dishes as well, such as veggie toppers, ripe tomatoes, grilled vegetables, hot peppers and Spanish onions an instead of plain old lettuce, serve arugula instead.
For dessert try serving fresh fruit or melons when in season, topped with a tasty Greek yogurt, adults and children alike, will praise your choice.
When serving drinks, offer your guest unsweetened tea or homemade lemon aid made, using a sugar substitute, you will find yourself using these hints throughout the summer. Not only well you enjoy your meals, you will also lose weight at the same time.
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