Sure soft pretzels are fat free but one giant pretzel can pack the carb equivalent of six and a half slices of white bread! Not to mention how many more calories packed on once you start adding some of your favorite toppings. A better alterative would be popcorn. Three cups popped counts as a serving of whole grain, a food group linked to lower rates of obesity, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers.

What summer foods will you be avoiding?

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  1. Isn’t the Shady Booke farms reg ground Turkey 93% lean meat, with 8 grams a fat per serving.
    Not to mention the even leaner choice of ground turkey they offer at a slightly higher cost that is 99% lean meat with both choices being ALOT easier to digest than beef.
    Read labels is what I say when in doubt

  2. I have always been somewhat skeptical of turkey ever since the multiple instances of salmonella poisoning last year. Turkey seems better than red meat but I’d rather stay with fish this summer. Lemonade is must for the summer, just not with Kool-Aide levels of sugar 🙂

  3. Turkey burgers? REALLY? Jeez. I’ve never had a black bean burger…sounds interesante.

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