Keep Summer Healthy: Spruce Up Your Eating Habits

Want to spruce up your eating habits over the summer? With an abundance of fruits and vegetables, there is no time like the present.

By Susan Warner, Contributing Writer

Summertime is also food time. Barbeques, picnics, beach parties and camping trips bring challenges to keeping healthy eating habits. Common summer foods like burgers, hot dogs, brats, fried chicken, fried snack chips and high-fat frozen desserts may tempt you. There are many ways to balance a few treats with an overall healthy diet. Summer also brings with it many fresh fruits, vegetables and herbs. Outdoor exercise options expand as well to include more bike rides, swimming and hiking.

When choosing what to eat and drink this summer, it’s important to get the right mix of nutrients and calories. To eat healthier this summer, here are some tips that may help:

Take advantage of the season to make a big impact on your weight and overall health. Try these tips: