Top 5 Worst Food Offenders of Summer (and how to clean them up!)

Summers worst offenders,  I’ll show you how to clean them up.

1. Cold Salads

Cold Salads are always great, especially in the summer since they’re so portable. Unfortunately the dressings are a health disaster usually packed with mayo, sugar and bad oils. Here’s a simple creamy dressing recipe that works on anything from potato to broccoli salad.

¼ cup plain greek yogurt

2 tbsp. olive oil

1 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Mix all the ingredients into a re-sealable container and shake hard for 30 seconds, it should last for at least a week in the fridge.

2. Fix up that burger:

  • Replace the white buns with whole grain (remember the label should say whole grain not whole wheat) Squirrely makes really awesome sprouted grain buns, usually you can find them at Costco.
  •  Forget the cheese and add some healthy fats like mashed avocados.
  •  Add Veggies, the more veggies on your burger the better- they’re high in water, fibre, and of course vitamins and minerals.
  •  Buy grass fed beef burgers, they are waaaaaay higher in vitamins and contain omega 3 fatty acids (the good kind of fat)

3. Smoothies

I love a smoothie as a meal replacement but it’s easy to go wrong here, especially if you’re purchasing one from a restaurant. You want to avoid any added juice, the sweetness should come only from your frozen fruit. Also stay away from added yogurt, (unless your making it at home, then go with unsweetened plain).

4. Wine Coolers

Stay away from coolers! They are basically alcohol infused pop. Drink your liquor with plain or soda water, doctor it up with cut up fruit and/or lemons. Drinking water with your alcohol will leave you refreshed and hydrated, extra important in the summer!!