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The Wellness team has tips for healthy Labor Day barbecues.

With Labor Day approaching, boundless barbecues are in the forecast.

But this doesn’t mean you have to abandon healthy eating habits.

The Wellness team offers these tips:

  • Eat more veggies. Vegetables are packed with fiber and tend to make you feel fuller.
  • Control your portions. You can add a combination of meat, fruit and vegetables to a kebab for a well-rounded and filling meal.
  • Don’t forget the fruit. When it’s time for a dessert or a sweet snack, think about watermelon, cherries or pineapple in place of cakes and cookies.
  • Mind the beverages. Summer is often a time for fruity drinks that have a higher caloric intake. Think about infusing water with strawberries, watermelon, lemon or mango to give you the same sweet flavor with half the calories.

If you have questions, email the Wellness team.