Are you trying to lose weight before the summer is through? Hearn Kirkwood is here to help! We have for you a list of the seven best summer foods to eat and beverages to drink for weight loss! Start this great diet now!
If you think you have to starve yourself to lose weight, you’re wrong! The secret to weight loss is choosing healthy foods and taking in fewer calories than you burn.
Summer is a perfect time of year to start dieting because it’s easier to make better food choices when heavy, high calorie dishes are less appealing.
Summer foods are light, refreshing and best of all keep you out of a hot kitchen!
To start off a great diet go to a local grocery store like Hearn Kirkwood to purchase delicious fruits and vegetables. These food items are low in calories and loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber. Best of all these fresh produce are in season!
Instead of buying oranges and apples that will still be here in the fall, load up on fresh berries, melons, greens, tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, beets, and pea pods.
With fresh fruits and vegetables you do not have to worry about portion control! They are super-nutritious.
The following are excellent meals and drinks you can try out today:
Chilled soups such as gazpacho are great appetizers before a main meal. It contains plentiful chunky vegetables that will help you feel fuller before a main course so you will eat less. Chill soups are low-calorie and broth-based so you won’t need to worry about gaining extra weight.
Eat Grilled Veggies
Try a plate full grilled onions, bell peppers, zucchini, carrots, asparagus, garlic and egg plant. With these food ingredients you can create vegetable pitas, fresh herb pasta and vegetable and goat cheese salads.
Drink Low To No-Calorie Beverages
Sure, smoothies, coffee, tea and sodas are taste beverages during summer but those calories can add up swiftly.
The following are refreshing drinks and treats you can create to quench your thirst without the calories:
The Root Beer Or Orange Dream Float
Add a ½ of cup of vanilla frozen yogurt in 12 ounces of diet root beer or orange soda for a beverage only 100 calories.
Tart Lemon Pom Spritzer
Mix 12 ounces of lemon sparkling water with juice from 1 lemon and ¼ pomegranate juice to create a drink only 35 calories. Be sure to serve over ice.
The Coffee Lover
If you love coffee, have a 24 oz ice skim latte from Starbucks. Only 110 calories are in a large cup!
The Wine Lover
Mix 5 ounces of white wine with 3 ounces of lemon/lime seltzer water for a delicious drink only 120 calories.
For a great selection of nutritious and fresh foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!
Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.
Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.
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