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Hit the veggie tray! Try baking this Melissa d' Arabian Crispy Kale Chips recipe for a fun, tasty and anything-but-boring twist on the traditional veggie platter.
Avoid the chips and switch them for a yummy substitute like some delicious and colorful Oven Baked Carrots and Sweet Potato Fries and the aforementioned Kale Chips.
Avoid cheeses and sauce dips each tablespoon is most likely 50 or more calories of not-so-healthy-nacho cheese!
Choose whole grain buns and limit the number. If you can go without the extra carbs, definitely do it.
Choose snacks higher in protein like chicken wings, shrimp and lean meat. Try Serena Wolf's Summer Salad with Avocado and Grilled Shrimp or Olga Klyuchtis' Easy Baked Chicken Wings for healthy and flavorsome alternatives.
As an FYI-- these recipes (except for the Kale Chips, which comes from FoodNetwork.com) were pulled from Sidechef.com, dubbed the “Siri of cooking apps.” SideChef reads aloud all recipe directions navigating you through each recipe to completion just like a car’s GPS.
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