As summer draws near, barbecue season is right around the corner. Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien shares her picks to help you enjoy cook-outs while cutting down on calories.
Nature's Own Sandwich Rounds
At 16 to 21 grams of whole grain per serving , this is an excellent source of fiber (5g fiber per sandwich round), and is a good alternative to just using a lettuce bun with 5g protein, 100 calories and 1g fat.
Applegate The Super Natural Turkey and Chicken Hot Dogs
Despite what you might think, many chicken or turkey dogs contain as much -- if not more -- fat than regular full-fat beef franks, but these are a safe bet at 50 to 60 calories, 3 to 3.5g fat each.
Hebrew National 97% Fat Free Beef Franks
These are great-tasting, low-calorie hot dogs that work great on the grill and have just 1 gram of fat and 40 calories each!
Amy's Texas Veggie Burger
All of Amy's burgers are incredible. These particular ones are vegan and have great stats, too! Theya re made with organic veggies and grains and have barbecue flavor. Each patty has 140 calories, 2.5g fat, 4g fiber and 12g protein!
Jennie-O All Natural Lean White Turkey Burgers with Seasonings
These lean, white turkey burgers have great stats! Each patty has 160 calories, 5g fat and 30g protein. You get six individually wrapped burgers (1/3 lb. each) in a box – so no freezer burn!
Simply 7 Single-Serve Sea Salt Lentil Chips and Hummus Chips
These chips taste great and are light and crispy. Your get a lot of chips (about 30) in a 1-oz. serving . The hummus chips taste a lot like Bugles (but with fewer calories and half the fat) and are made with chickpea flour. It’s 110 to 130 calories and 5g fat per single-serving bag -- hooray for portion control!
Eat Well Enjoy Life Sweet & Spicy Black Bean Hummus
It's so delicious! The hard part is sticking to right serving size. This is made with black beans and is a little spicy and sweet. It’s just the most unique hummus I've found in supermarkets – it has a sweet relish on top made from roasted corn, pineapple, and red pepper. Each 2-tbsp. serving has 40 calories and 1.5g fat.
Farmer's Garden by Vlasic pickles
These pickles are a great low-calorie topper or snack. They are higher in sodium, but low calorie. In addition to the pickled cucumbers, every jar is hand-packed with carrots, peppers, garlic, herbs and spices. Crunchy and satisfying!
Hellmann's/Best Foods Spicy Buffalo with Frank's RedHot Flavored Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
This limited-edition spread came out in late March and will be around for about six months (that's when they keep changing their LTO mayo flavor). It’s pretty mild, with just a little hint of the hot sauce. It’s fun for burgers this summer at 35 calories and 3.5g fat per tablespoon.
Beaver Brand Hickory Bacon Mustard
The flavor if this spread is not overpowering – a perfect balance between the bacon and the mustard. It’s low calorie (10 per teaspoon), fat-free, delicious, and it has bacon (actual flecks of bacon and red pepper)!
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