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An old-fashioned summer cookout is not always a healthy affair, but these 10 tips from the registered dietitians at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital can easily convert a fatty-food blitz into a healthy and tasty menu.

New York (PRWEB) July 07, 2014

An old-fashioned summer cookout is not always a healthy affair, but these 10 tips from the registered dietitians at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital can easily convert a fatty-food blitz into a healthy and tasty menu:

  • Throw some unexpected foods on the grill like peaches, asparagus or even bread.
  • Incorporate veggies into your BBQ menu by making kebabs instead of burgers.
  • Cut the calories in your potato salad, coleslaw and macaroni salad by using mustard, vinegar or low-fat yogurt instead of mayonnaise.
  • Alcohol may stimulate your appetite. Try creating non-alcoholic drinks by blending fresh squeezed juices and flavored seltzer waters.
  • Turkey burgers, veggie burgers and Portobello mushroom burgers are all tasty and lower in calories than traditional beef burgers.
  • Chicken gets a fresh burst of flavor when you cut back on salt and season it with fresh or dried herbs, vinegars, or citrus juices.
  • Make refreshing smoothies with fresh or frozen berries, peach nectar and ice.
  • Eat healthy fats by adding fish to the menu, salmon or tuna.
  • Tofu is delicious on the grill. Make sure you get the extra-firm type.
  • Keep the food at a separate buffet table. Everyone will be less tempted to go for seconds if food is not in front of them while eating.

About NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, based in New York City, is the nations largest not-for-profit, non-sectarian hospital, with 2,353 beds. The Hospital has nearly 2 million inpatient and outpatient visits in a year, including more than 220,000 visits to its emergency departments more than any other area hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian provides state-of-the-art inpatient, ambulatory and preventive care in all areas of medicine at five major centers: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Childrens Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Westchester Division. One of the most comprehensive health care institutions in the world, the Hospital is committed to excellence in patient care, research, education and community service. NewYork-Presbyterian is the #1 hospital in the New York metropolitan area and is consistently ranked among the best academic medical institutions in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The Hospital has academic affiliations with two of the nations leading medical colleges: Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. For more information, visit http://www.nyp.org.

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