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.
Know the 4 steps to food safety for your 4th of July party.
Transport food in coolers whenever possible, and never leave any food with mayo, dairy, meat, or eggs out for longer than 2 hours.
When grilling, cook beef and pork to 145 degrees, ground meat to 160 degrees, and chicken or turkey to 165 degrees.
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.
Sunscreen is an important part of all outdoor get-togethers. Have it on hand and help prevent skin cancer.
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.