July 4th is coming up fast. The time of year when we do lots of BBQ's. Summertime sends the message out to relax and treat ourselves.
Grilling is one way to treat ourselves. Grilling can be great weight watchers meals, but what is it that we are grilling? What we have to do, as always, is choose wisely. Grilled chicken, pineapple,onion, and pepper on a skewer can have everyone come running. Vegetables roasted on the grill taste great!!!
Planning is the key. When we plan our meals for the day and the week we can relax. We know we are in control of the food, the food does not control us. We can use our 35 points for the week to make sure we fit in our favorites and are satisfied with our menu.
Here's a smoothie that can satisfy that frozen drink craving.
STRAWBERRY COLADA COOLER
makes 1 serving - 4 points
1/2 cup halved strawberries
1/2 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 cup fat free milk
1/2 cup vanilla low fat yogurt
1/4 cup light coconut milk
6 ice cubes
1. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. Pour into a tall glass.
See you at the meeting,