If you are feeling really festive this year and have some time to prepare this drink then your guests will thank you for it because it is such a fun cocktail.
Preparing a 4th of July get together shouldn’t have to take much effort. Kick it off with this simple appetizer that doesn’t require any cooking!
End the festivities this year with a slice of red, white and blueberry pie. Baking is definitely not my forte, so I’ll let you in on my secret recipe to make a simple 4th of July cake. All you need to do is buy four ingredients at your local food market: angel cake, whipped cream (or Cool Whip), blueberries, and strawberries (sliced).
One of the most important things to keep in mind while eating in restaurants, whether on the road, or once you’ve reached your destination, is portion control. Many establishments offer smaller portion options for both entrees and desserts. If you’re going to add a salad to your meal, or have a salad as your meal, use oil and vinegar based dressings instead of cream based dressings as oil and vinegar dressings are lower in fat and calories. If you just need your ranch dressing, ask for it on the side and dress each bite as opposed to pouring the serving over the entire salad.
Once you’ve reached your destination all bets are off, right? They don’t have to be. After you’ve checked into your accommodations, make your first stop the local grocery store where you can purchase things like fruits, veggies, nuts and non-sugary drinks to have on hand so you can avoid the snack machines.
Don’t tell yourself you’re not allowed to have any of the “fun” things. Instead, be resolved to take the smaller portions. Getting ice cream? Make it one scoop instead of two. Visiting a local chocolate shop? Set a limit on how much you’re going to buy before going in, and buy individual pieces. Going out for drinks later? Set a limit before getting there and drink water after you finish each alcoholic beverage.
Making small changes usually have longer lasting success rather than trying to change everything at once. Developing healthy eating habits while traveling can be the first small change that puts you on the road to a healthier life.
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