From Brunch to BBQs: Healthy Tips for May

Posted on November 16, 2017

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The fifth month brings more than May flowers; it offers the start of warmer weather and ample occasion to get outdoors and focus on good food, family, and friends— including fresh spring brunches to festive seasonal BBQs!

With a few simple recipes and a bit of planning, spring brunch can be delicious as well as nutritious, and attractive. Start with a bouquet of flowers on the table to bring the outdoors in or better yet, host the meal outside! Toast the festivities with freshly squeezed juice from organic fruits, and fresh water with slices of cucumbers or lemons.

For those who like eggs, Shreddy Eggs Benny are the perfect spring brunch starter, and they take only 15 minutes to make. A perfect complement to the eggs are Barbara’s Perfect Pancakes, which are naturally sweet and made with Barbara’s Oats & Honey Granola. If you are a waffle lover, whip up a batch of Puffin Waffles, which get their natural goodness from Puffins cereal, applesauce, flaxseeds, and whole-wheat flour (adding a nice amount of fiber!).

If you’re looking for something a little sweet to accompany the fresh brewed coffee or tea, serve Puffin Biscotti, made from multigrain Puffins cereal, whole wheat flour, and a touch of cinnamon. They are ideal for dunking, and kids love them too!

As the end of May draws near, we prepare for summer by pulling the covers off of our BBQs! The Memorial Day BBQ is typically the first one of the year, so we want it to be extra special. To help keep the BBQ on a healthy track, focus on fresh, organic foods for the menu, such as green salads, potatoes on the grill, roasted corn on the cob, and vegetable kabobs sporting cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, bell peppers, and onions.

Every BBQ needs snack foods! Instead of sour cream, try dipping baked tortilla chips into homemade salsa, or try Barbara’s Cheese Puffs, a light as air, healthier alternative to traditional chips. Available in four fabulous flavors, they are made from non-GMO stone ground corn and are wheat-free. Put them out alone or prepare Barbara’s Shredded Spoonfuls Seasoned Snack Mix, which is a mixture of cheese puffs with three natural Barbara’s cereals.

Finish off your festive BBQ with Barbara’s Berry Greek Dessert Shots. Made from Puffin cereal, Greek yogurt, and fresh berries, these beautiful desserts will wow every guest so they won’t even realize they are enjoying a healthful treat. What better way to end a BBQ and the month of May!

 

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