4 Healthy Summer Foods That Aren't

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4 Healthy Summer Foods That Aren't

Healthy Fake-Out #3: Sprinkles
You used to get them on your ice cream cone when you were a kid and now you add them to your fro yo for a guilt-free treat. Not so fast! These sugary toppers pack on 70 calories per teaspoon—and chances are, you're getting way more than a teaspoon of them on your cone.
Slim-it-down diet tips:
•Add colorful fruit. You won't miss the rainbow of colors when you add a tablespoon each of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, mango and kiwi. Total calorie cost? 21 little calories.
•Skip it. Ask yourself if sprinkles are really worth the added calories. They don't impart any flavor and probably don't increase your satisfaction.

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Healthy Fake-Out #4: Veggie Burger
While most store-bought veggie burgers are reasonable in calories and fat, restaurant veggie burgers can have upwards of 420 calories and 16 grams of fat. One major restaurant chain's veggie burger packs an astounding 610 calories and 28 grams of fat.
Slim-it-down diet tips:
•Go for the beef (sometimes). Most basic hamburgers are about 350 calories and 13 grams of fat. While you don't want to eat red meat too often, you also don't want a veggie burger that packs 28 grams of fat.
•Try grilled shrimp or fish on a bun. Just make sure they're not breaded first!
•Put veggies in the bun. A grilled vegetable sandwich on a 6" hard roll has about 230 calories and 3 grams of fat. Plus: Tastes great and gets you plenty of nutrients you need.

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