Independence Day

Independence Day

Although, the fourth of July will be on Tuesday this coming week. This weekend, Americans will gather with friends to celebrate the 241st birthday of the United States. For many, the celebration includes fireworks and a whole lot of calories. In the spirit of being the change you wish to see in the world, we at Repke Fitness recommend bringing healthy dishes to your Fourth of July celebration to help stay on track and to encourage your loved ones to follow suit. At the very least, it helps to balance your plate with a single “sometimes-food” and pile on the healthy options, rather than load up on all of the high-calorie, saturated fat-laden sides that usually accompany grilled processed meats.

What to bring?

Hot dogs are a summer holiday favorite, but they are typically filled with nitrates and saturated fat. Grab a pack of nitrate-free turkey dogs and veggie dogs for a healthier version of this treat. Real Simple Magazine ranked the best hot dogs for your summer cookouts.
For vegetarian friends, the Morningstar Farms Veggie dogs hits the spot. Tip to the flamemaster: grill any vegetarian options first and your veggie friends will thank you.

Oscar Mayer Turkey Franks ranked highest for the health-conscious meat eaters. While we wouldn’t recommend adding something like this to your weekly meal plan, it’s not a terrible option for a 4th of July cookout. With 1/3 less fat than a regular hot dog, this once in a while meat is extra tasty when cooked on the grill.

For those who insist upon a beef dog for the holidays, Applegate Farms Organic Uncured Beef Dogs provide all of the satisfying flavor without the nitrates. This is a holiday indulgence. Lessen the toll on your body by eating it without a bun and loading the rest of that star spangled paper plate with veggies and salsa.

Sides at backyard barbecues are very often filled with mayonnaise and simple carbohydrates. Use some food coloring to introduce patriotic fun to boiled eggs. Adding a boiled egg to a salad or serving of veggies will provide satisfying protein so you can walk away from the picnic table and enjoy some active summer fun. Feeling satisfied without feeling full will allow you to be on top of your cornhole game.


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The dirt cakes, pies, and creamy, cakey trifles will make their way onto the table before the fireworks begin. Offer your friends, family, and your health-conscious self a delicious alternative to sugary desserts. Something like these Firework Fruit Kabobs are so simple to make and will even appeal to the little ones. Is anything better than a piece of watermelon on a hot July day?


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Remember that anything is okay in moderation and choose your treats wisely while balancing your plate with healthy options. Also, don’t forget that the staff at Repke Fitness will be ready and waiting for you after the holiday has passed. Make them, and more importantly, yourself, proud with sound decisions that keep your nutrition and health in mind. 410-656-2121.

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