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Skinny eats for July 4th (workout ideas included!)

Fourth of July means cookouts, fireworks, and summer fun! But I developed a healthier version of my favorite cookout foods, so you can enjoy the festivities and the food that won’t leave you feeling guilty! Enjoy! 

Here is my July 4th Healthy Menu:

1. Healthy appetizers – my grandma’s Deviled Eggs

2. Skinny Sides: Try my skinny potato salad and skinny picnic pasta salad

3. The main course: My version of the all american burger

4. Dessertpatriotic berry flag cake

5. CocktailsPatriotic Bomb Pops Cocktail Recipe

So after all that food, it’s time to keep up with your fitness routine, fitness doesn’t take a holiday! Here are some tips to get your workout in, even during fun summer activities such as camping, hiking or enjoying the great outdoors! 

Hiking – Many campsites offer hiking trails that are on or near the grounds. You can usually scope this out online and in advance.  Remember to pack some good sneakers!

Biking – Bring your bike along and enjoy the sights while getting a workout.  This one is something the whole family can enjoy together!

Resistance training – Resistance bands are lightweight and easily portable. You can likely find room for this activity inside your camper, if you are shy about your workout.  If you’re not shy, there is plenty of space outdoors!

Outdoor games – Break out your camping games and play some Frisbee, badminton, volleyball or maybe just toss a football around. My favorite horseback riding! Most camping locations will have area(s) with lots of open space that’s just right for these types of activities.

Swimming – Here is an often overlooked exercise that is fun and easy. Whether you’re in a pool, lake or river, swimming is often an option. Great for a whole body workout!

Boating – No, not in a powerboat!  Check to see if your campground offers row or paddle boats. Canoes or kayaks are awesome workout for your arms!

So have a fun and happy fourth everyone, stay happy and as always fit and healthy!

Need more last minute July 4th party ideas?

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European Cutie is Kira Vosk, a thirty something foodie writer of healthy recipes for a healthy lifestyle. Bringing a touch of her Grandma’s European Recipes on a lighter healthier side! Follow her on her website European Cutie, and social networks like  FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest for all the latest recipes and tips for a healthy lifestyle! ♥

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