BY: Lively Staff

June 29, 2018

4 Tips for How to Eat Healthy During the Summer

When the weather gets warm, it seems like tons of unhealthy habits are calling. Here are four tips to help you learn how to eat healthy during the summer.

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When the summer months hit, healthy eating and drinking habits often get overlooked. There is just so much fun to be had outside!

Summertime is meant for being outside and enjoying the warm weather and sunshine. Whether you’re hitting the trails, sitting on a beach or setting out on a fun vacation, your days fill up with activities pretty quickly. This can make it hard to stay on top of good eating or drinking habits. Use the tips below to learn how to eat healthy without sacrificing summer fun.  

Meal Prep

During summer months, meal prep will be your best friend. No matter what activity you’re heading out to do, having some easy snacks or meals ready to grab and go is one of the easiest ways to eat healthy. Cut up fresh vegetables and place into individual packs that are ready to eat and scoop up healthy dips.

Another option is to make your own mixed berry packs for a refreshing treat between meals. Find more tips on how to meal prep here.

how to eat healthy

Eating Out

Patio season is in full swing during the summer months, which means you’ll be eating out much more. Making healthy choices at restaurants can be tricky, so it helps to know what to look for. Dishes that are vegetable and fruit focused, have whole grains, and have minimal sauces are what you should be ordering. Sauces can be a hidden source of a lot of sugar, so ask the restaurant if the sauce or dressing is sugar free, or ask to put it on the side. Most restaurants are happy to make accomodations like this if you ask!

Drinks

One of the best parts about summer is enjoying ice cold, fruity beverages to cool down. Pay attention to the ingredients in your drinks to ensure they are light on sugar or artificial flavorings. If you want to make sure you have tasty drinks on the go, throw some Beauty Collagen stick packs in your bag. Whether mixed into water, iced tea or healthy juices, they’ll help ensure you’re sipping your way to healthy.

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Host a BBQ

The best way to ensure you’re going to be eating and drinking healthy is by preparing food yourself. Instead of eating out, have friends over for a fun BBQ to enjoy a healthy summer meal and drinks that won’t leave you feeling guilty the next day. Plus, you get to keep all of the leftovers for yourself! Here’s one menu you can use next time you host:

Pesto Zoodles

Grilled Steak and Asparagus with Chimichurri Sauce

Melon Mint Sorbet

4th of July Mocktails

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