Dad of Divas' Reviews: Healthy Alternatives for your Backyard Barbeque This Summer

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Healthy Alternatives for your Backyard Barbeque This Summer

We are officially within the summer season, and with that comes poolside drinks, barbeques, and lots of food!  We all know how hard it can be to resist the temptation of sipping on a sugary cocktail or indulging in that chili cheese dip, but what if there were delicious alternatives for your family?

For those of you who enjoy sweet beverages or cocktails, HINT, a 0 calorie, 0 sugar flavored water is your perfect alternative.  With just a ‘hint’ of natural fruit flavor, and no preservatives, HINT will give you that sweet taste you crave without all the sugar and calories.  It comes in 10 flavors, so it’s perfect in your favorite cocktail!

Additionally, below you will find some great recipes provided by Wellspring Camps, the nations leading weight loss organization, that you won’t feel guilty about indulging in, including:

  • Teriyaki Chicken Kabobs
  • Black Bean Dip
  • Sour Cream Chicken
  • Vegetarian Chili

Black Bean Dip
Serving Size: 2 Tbsp
1 -15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 small can green chilies
1 cup salsa
2 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp cumin
optional: 1/4- 1/2 c cilantro
Blend all ingredients in a food processor. Add salt if needed.
Calories: 42
Fat: 0g

Sour Cream Chicken
1.25 lbs. Chicken breast, boneless skinless
1 cup Onions, Chopped
1.5 Tablespoons Paprika
½ teaspoon Salt
2 cups Chicken broth, fat free
2 cups Sour Cream, fat free
2 teaspoon Flour
1.        Lightly spray pan (oven safe dish) with cooking spray and place chicken breasts in pan
2.        Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes
3.        Sautee onions in a skillet (use cooking spray) until translucent, not brown
4.        Add chicken broth, paprika, and salt – reduce stove to low heat.
5.        Stir flour into the sour cream, mix well
6.        Slowly add sour cream mixture to the broth, mix well
7.        Add reserved chicken breasts and simmer until chicken is heated through and the sauce has thickened.
Yield: 5 Servings, 4 ounce chicken breasts
Nutritional Information:
201 Kcalories
31 grams Protein
1.66 grams Fat

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