With Memorial Day kicking off the unofficial beginning of cookout season, seniors can be sure that they'll be invited to a few backyard barbecues with friends and family. While it's okay to splurge on a burger, it's also important seniors are making health-conscious choices when filling their plates.
WebMD reveals there are healthy options people can choose when attending a cookout. For example, if you really want to indulge in that hotdog, why not bring some wheat buns to make sure you get a serving of whole grains? The news provider also recommends choosing a light or lean beef hotdog or burger and avoiding anything jumbo-size.
For side dishes, Spark People reports you should stick to vegetarian baked beans, raw vegetables and salsa for dipping your chips, making sure to avoid ranch dressing and anything meat-heavy.
If you want to eat healthy, why not bring some of your own food, so you can share the wealth of good nutrition with your friends and family?
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