August 31, 2012
Labor Day is right around the corner, which means that many of you are gearing up for outdoor activities and cookouts. Here are a few tips to keep your Labor Day cookout healthy and safe!
Trim the Fat
If you do opt for red meat for your cookout this Labor Day, choose meats that are lean and free of any access fat. Not only can fat clog arteries, it can also increase your cancer risk. If you are going to grill meat, lower your cancer risk by not overcooking it, flipping the meat often and removing charred portions of the meat before serving.
Gorge on Vegetables
Skip the potato salad for a fresh green salad or grilled vegetables. Grilled corn, asparagus, eggplant and zucchini complimented with a marinade taste great or try a green salad with strawberries and goat cheese. These options are both healthy and tasty!
Try Desserts With Fresh Fruit
Skip the fatty cakes and ice cream for a dessert that’s packed with fresh fruits like our peach frozen yogurt. Fruits contain nutrients and vitamins that will give you energy for outdoor activities and will keep you cool in hot weather.
Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
Make sure you keep sunscreen (SPF 30) handy for your outdoor cookout. Even though the last days of summer are near, the skin damaging UVA and UVB rays are still in full force. Make sure to protect your skin by applying sunscreen every 2 hours even if it’s cloudy.
Drink Plenty of Water
Last but certainly not least, drink plenty of water. Stay hydrated to prevent heat related illnesses.
We have shared our tips for a healthy and fun Labor Day. What are some of your favorite tips for a healthy Labor Day?