In our last blog, Keeping Up With Your Resolutions, we shared tips on how to make your health a priority no matter what the summer throws your way! Here comes the first test – Fourth of July festivities!
The most important thing you can do is enjoy this time with your friends and family. If you’d like to take things a step further, offer to bring a healthier side dish or two for all to enjoy! We already did the legwork and searched the web for four healthy side dishes. Just click the name of the dish(es) you’d like to bring to download a free recipe card.
First on the list is H-E-B’s Summer Asparagus Corn and Tomato Salad. The preparation time is 20 minutes and cook time is two minutes!
The second dish is called the Red, White and Blue Quinoa Salad by SHAPE. If you are looking for a fun and festive side dish to celebrate the holiday, this one is for you. This side dish is vegan and gluten-free.
The third is H-E-B’s Texas Coleslaw and y’all will love this one! This quick and easy side dish takes only 15 minutes to make! Not only is this the fastest side dish in the west, it only has 45 calories per serving!
Our fourth and final dish is a Bean Salad by flavorthemoments.com. It’s another vegan and gluten-free option. This side is a great substitute if you want to try something filling and fresh.
BONUS! Our Living Healthier Coach, Héctor Gonzalez, shared two more recipes that involve zero cooking! Our team enjoyed his Berry Fresh Salad at a recent company celebration and it was berry good. The second is his family’s twist on Pico de Gallo.
If you decide to “cook up” one or more of these dishes, make sure to share a picture of it with us on our Facebook page!
As always, our Living Healthier Coaches are here to support you and your health goals! The Living Healthier Coach Hotline is free service and is confidential. Our coaches, Natalie and Hector, are super helpful and will provide you with the resources and support you need. The Living Healthier Coach Hotline is available M-F from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (CST). This service is powered by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas. Call 1-844-262-6224 today to connect with our coaches!