Cel­e­brate and Be Healthy This Sum­mer
With Eat­wiseRx Sum­mer Party Tips

With 4th of July cook­outs and par­ties just around the cor­ner, Eat­wiseRx wants to remind
every­one that you can fire up the grill and enjoy the party while still mak­ing sure you and your guests eat well. Eat­wiseRx spe­cial­izes in cre­at­ing per­son­al­ized nutri­tion plans for peo­ple with
dia­betes, but their recipes and cook­ing tips can make any bar­be­cue more healthy and flavorful.

We encour­age every­one to enjoy their hol­i­day cel­e­bra­tion and declare their inde­pen­dence from greasy, fatty, sug­ary foods. You can enjoy foods you love and pre­pare them in a way that
sup­ports good health,” said Jeff Ens­minger, R.D. Direc­tor of Clin­i­cal Ser­vices for Eat­wiseRx. “Make the most of the sum­mer bounty of fresh fruits and vegetables.”

Sim­ple changes like sub­sti­tut­ing your own home-made BBQ sauce for the sugar-laden store brand can save you calo­ries, carbs and dra­mat­i­cally reduce your sugar intake.

Some other tips include:

  • Eat a healthy high-fiber break­fast or snack before head­ing to the party. You’ll be less likely to overindulge if you don’t arrive hungry.
  • Load up on veg­gies first.  Grab some gaz­pa­cho, a green salad or grilled veg­gies before hit­ting the pasta salad end of the cook­out buf­fet table.
  • Add some healthy fats. Healthy fats like nuts and olive oil help you feel sati­ated. Driz­zle some on your fruit and veg­gies or grab a snack size por­tion of healthy nuts to have in the car.
  • Share your healthy eat­ing plan with friends and fam­ily. Ask for sup­port and you will likely receive sup­port. It can help to have a part­ner in health.
  • Bring what you love. If you’re head­ing to a party bring some­thing that works for your dietary needs to share.  If you have some­thing you enjoy eat­ing, you’ll be less likely to pick on unhealthy snacks.
  • If you are host­ing the sum­mer party, try some­thing new like one of Eat­wiseRx deli­cious and healthy recipes. The easy herb mari­nade  packs a fla­vor punch and is great for chicken, meat fish or veg­eta­bles. Or try grilled salmon topped with gar­licky toma­toes and basil; it’s like bruschetta with­out the bread. Don’t for­get fruits to and veg­eta­bles taste great on the grill. East­wiseRx rec­om­mends zesty grilled green beans as a side dish and grilled pineap­ple rings for dessert.

For more recipes packed with great taste but designed for healthy liv­ing, visit the Diet & Dia­betes Resources sec­tion of EatwiseRx.com. For more infor­ma­tion about EatwiseRx’s ser­vices, con­tact 716–608-3110 or visit www.EatwiseRx.com.

About Eat­wiseRx

Founded in 2012, Buffalo-based com­pany Eat­wiseRx has made nutri­tion coun­sel­ing more eas­ily acces­si­ble to peo­ple with dia­betes by pro­vid­ing the con­ve­nience of in-home con­sul­ta­tions with dia­betes nutri­tion experts. The Eat­wiseRx team of Dia­betes Diet Experts are all board cer­ti­fied Reg­is­tered Dieti­tians. They pro­vide prac­ti­cal rec­om­men­da­tions, nutri­tional infor­ma­tion and per­son­al­ized meal plans to ensure that patients have the essen­tial tools for self-managing the dis­ease and for “bet­ter eat­ing” along the way. By help­ing patients to adopt these lifestyle changes, Eat­wiseRx is empow­er­ing patients to take con­trol of their dia­betes through health­ful, enjoy­able eat­ing. Eat­wiseRx pro­grams are cur­rently avail­able in the West­ern New York area, with new loca­tions to be announced soon.