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What better way to celebrate another successful school year wrapping up and the start of summer than a barbeque? Kicking the summer season off on the right foot can help ensure the rest of your family’s summer follows the same healthy pattern. So this month, use the recipes and ideas below to get your family, neighbors and friends together for an afternoon of grilling, enjoying healthy summer treats, and getting active with some favorite backyard games!
Grilled Turkey Burgers (makes 4 burger patties)
Directions: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly, then separate in to four burger patties. Mixing and patting the burgers is a great way to get your kids involved (just remember to wash those hands)! Once the patties are made, place on a hot grill. After 4-5 minutes, flip the burgers and continue cooking until the turkey is fully cooked through (and not pink in the middle). Add a slice of cheese and a whole wheat burger bun to top everything off!
Side dishes are arguably the best part of any meal! Here are some of our favorite healthy sides that will fit right in for your barbeque!
N’ice Cream (makes 2-3 servings)
What’s a barbeque without something sweet at the end? And as the temperatures are increasing, what better way to stay cool than with some healthy n’ice cream!
Ingredients for n’ice cream base:
Ingredients for different flavors:
Directions: Combine all in a blender and blend for 30-45 seconds until frozen fruit is smooth! Add more milk in small amounts as needed.
Once you’ve decided on the healthy BBQ treats, it’s time to plan for the games! Below are some of our favorite backyard games to keep the kids (and adults!) active and cool on a hot summer day.
Join up with other families to plan a back-to-school BBQ with these recipes to get the year off to a healthy, fun start.
Create a recipe for healthy change at your school by committing to start a conversation with others who are also interested in ensuring there is a strong culture of health. Then identify a few simple things you all can do to start making that change.
One simple way to get started: Host a taste test with your child’s classroom and show off your new healthy BBQ skills.
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