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Healthy Summer Party Tips

Healthy Summer Party Tips

4th of July get-togethers and summer parties are in full swing, so we have healthy summer party tips to make your party a success.

First up, brush up on outdoor food safety.

Safe Summer Infographic


Know the 4 steps to food safety for your 4th of July party.

4 Steps to Food Safety


Transport food in coolers whenever possible, and never leave any food with mayo, dairy, meat, or eggs out for longer than 2 hours.

Food Sitting Out


When grilling, cook beef and pork to 145 degrees, ground meat to 160 degrees, and chicken or turkey to 165 degrees.

Temperature Guide


Avoid cross-contamination by keeping dishes and utensils that touched raw meat away from other ingredients and cooked meat.

Tick season is supposed to be bad this year, so set up a bug spray station and use torches or candles to repel bugs.

18 Cookout Hacks to Take Summer Entertaining to the Next Level


Sunscreen is an important part of all outdoor get-togethers. Have it on hand and help prevent skin cancer.

Skin Cancer Awareness Month


And check out our healthy summer party recipes that are perfect for your next party or get-together and, without mayo or dairy, will keep longer outside.


Coming Together and Eating Socially

Recipes for Eating Socially

For Social Wellness Month, we had recipes to help you entertain your closest friends and family and get eating socially.

Make entertaining easy with these 5 quick versions of bruschetta.

Strawberry Bruschetta
Recipe via Today


These Individual Salad Cups make it easy to munch healthily at any gathering.

Individual Salad Cups with Rhubarb Vinaigrette


Peach and Mozzarella Skewers with Basil and Lime are a simple, tasty app.

Peach and Mozzarella Skewers with Basil and Lime
Image and Recipe via Goop


Whip up Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos for the perfect party meal.

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos
Image and Recipe via The Healthy Maven


This Vegetarian Mezze Platter is an easy app to put out for your next party.

Vegetarian Mezze Platter



These 8 Infused Water Combos make entertaining delicious and healthy.

8 Infused Water Combos to Keep You Hydrated


Watermelon, Cucumber, and Feta Salad Cups are the perfect summer finger food.

Watermelon, Cucumber and Feta Salad Cups



Cooking Spring Side Dishes with Fresh Veggies

Healthy Spring Side Dishes

This week, we featured spring side dishes that make use of some of your favorite fresh spring veggies.

First up is a Spring Pea and Radish Salad worth shelling fresh peas for.

Spring Pea and Radish Salad
Image and Recipe via Running with Tweezers


These bright Roasted Potatoes and Lemon with Dill will satisfy your potato craving.

Roasted Potatoes and Lemon with Dill
Image and Recipe via Real Simple


Keep some Pickled Lavender Carrots on hand for a twist on your sandwich.

Pickled Lavendar Carrots
Image and Recipe via Rattlebridge Farm


Asparagus with Citrus Sauce is light and refreshing with grilled chicken or fish.

Asparagus with Citrus Sauce
Image and Recipe via Good Housekeeping


Throw together this Carrot, Avocado, and Orange Salad for your next BBQ.

Carrot, Avocado, and Orange Salad
Image and Recipe via Epicurious


Spring Orzo Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Artichokes will be a tasty and vibrant addition to your spring meals.

Spring Orzo Pasta Salad with Asparagus and Artichokes
Image and Recipe via Food for My Family


This Crunchy Sprout and Daikon Salad with Mint is a great coleslaw replacement.

Crunchy Sprout and Daikon Salad with Mint
Image and Recipe via Whole Living


Homemade Healthy Kebabs

Healthy Kebabs

This week in food, we gave you recipes for a summertime favorite, healthy kebabs. They’re good for more than grilling, though!

First up was an Olive Kebab that is a quick and easy appetizer for any get together.

Gobble Up Olive Kebabs for Easy Appetizer


Cooking these Grilled Salmon Kebabs with lemon really makes sure you get that flavor in every bite.

Grilled Salmon Kebabs


These Grilled Pineapple Ham Kebabs are as easy as ordering in that Hawaiian pizza, and much healthier.

Grilled Pineapple Ham Kabobs Recipe


Skip fried food on a stick and try something fresh like this Chef Salad on a Stick.

Chef Salad On-a-Stick

Chef Salad: Food on a Stick


These Grilled Chicken and Peach Kebabs are the perfect blend of your favorite summer flavors.

Grilled Chicken and Peach Kabob
Image and Recipe via Grit


Looking for a quick, kid-friendly snack? These Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites are perfect for any age.

Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites
Image and Recipe via Heat Oven to 350


Make Low Country Boil Kebabs for a complete, comfort food meal in no time.

Country Boil Kabab

Low Country Boil Kabobs