You're watching your weight - and trying to be more health-conscious.

You're watching your weight - and trying to be more health-conscious. At your first summer barbeque, you grill up some shrimp and skinless chicken breasts along with the burgers and hot dogs, and mix up a nice green salad. You're especially proud of yourself when you shun the potato and macaroni salad. "Too much fat and calories," you say to yourself.

But what if there was a way to turn traditional high-fat side dishes into culinary treats you could actually eat and feel good about?

The truth is, not all salads have to be laden with fattening mayonnaise or dripping in pools of oil. All it takes is a little creativity and a few simple changes. Here are some suggestions.

Think color. Experts agree that the more color you have on your plate when it comes to fruits and vegetables, the more vitamins and nutrients you will get.

  • If your recipe calls for a bell pepper, use two or more peppers of different colors.
  • Try to have several colors of the rainbow represented. Add chopped orange carrots, yellow peppers, green celery and parsley, plus red onions, radishes or tomatoes.

Mind your dressing. High-fat dressings can ruin even the most well-intentioned salad.

  • If your recipe calls for mayonnaise, exchange for a combination of Greek yogurt (thicker than regular) and low-fat mayo. Mix in a little brown or Dijon mustard for extra kick and flavor.
  • Replace vegetable oils with healthy fats like olive, canola or coconut oil. Use smaller amounts. Up the vinegar, or use lime, lemon or orange juice for a citrus flavor.
  • Consider using a spritzing bottle for oil-based dressings instead of pouring it. Use flavored vinegars; they have no calories and tons of taste.
  • Just a simple dressing of olive oil, lemon juice and garlic with a dash of salt and pepper can perk up almost any grain or green salad.

Side dishes do not have to be dietary minefields. If you are not hosting, Tadalista offer to bring your own healthy pasta or grain salad. And don't be surprised if yours is the most popular of all.

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