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BEWARE! The average person attending a Memorial Day BBQ will consume at least one beer, a hot dog, a burger, chips, slaw, potato salad, and dessert. Whoa! That adds up to more than 1,200 calories!

Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien, author of 200 under 200, has come up with a plan so this doesn't happen to you.

Grill Talk

If your host is offering hot dogs, burgers, and chicken breasts, go for the chicken. Don't use this holiday as an excuse to scarf down bad-for-you meats.

Are turkey burgers and turkey or chicken franks up for grabs? Be careful! Some are lean, but others have almost as much fat and calories as the beef versions. You might want to sneak into the kitchen to read the packages ... inconspicuously, of course.

Is it a BYOM (Bring Your Own Meat) event? Show up with boneless chicken breasts, fat-free hot dogs, and Boca burgers. They all grill up AMAZINGLY well on the BBQ.

Against the Slaw

Those mayo-infested side dishes are what you REALLY need to look out for. Potato salad, macaroni salad, and coleslaw are all major no-nos! But slaw can be saved! If you can get to a sink, rinse your coleslaw (until the water runs clear) and wash calories and fat grams down the drain. It'll taste great, but it won't have all that fatty goo! Just do it!

Hungry Girl BBQ Tips

If you're drinking beer, make it light. You'll save fat, calories, and carbs!

When it comes to frozen treats, stick with non-creamy ones. Fruit bars and shaved ice are better choices than ice cream cones, bars, or sandwiches.

BBQ some veggies! Corn, asparagus, and onions are awesome when grilled ... and they'll fill you up! But skip the butter.

Speaking of beer, don't forget to watch those liquid calories. Click here for a great recipe for Rockin' Raspberry-Peach Lemonade!

ENTER TO WIN! Imagine having an extra $1,000 in your pocket to help with the increasing cost of feeding your family. Now that dream could become a delicious reality!

Go to our We Heart Hungry Girl group and tell us your favorite HG trick, tip, or recipe and you just may be the WINNER!

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3 comments so far | Post a comment now
Rasheeda  May 28, 2009, 3:28 AM

My family are celebrating the birthdays for the month of July at the end of the month. My brother and his fiance are coming from California and this would be the best BBQ ever.

Patrice Kenton June 21, 2009, 3:30 AM

I beleieve why I deserve to win the Best BBQ Ever is because I’m always giving back to the community, and never wanting anything back in return. And, it would be a great relief on me to not to have to spend my own money in $ 1,000.00 or more on food such as meats, and vegetables, and etc. That I do not really have just to make sure that they have the things that they need.

Patrice Kenton June 21, 2009, 3:33 AM

I feel that why this would be a great opportunity is because I Patrice Kenton am always giving back to the community. I went out and bought about $ 600.00 or more of meat,vegetables, and etc. for my neighbors so that they could have food, and not starve, and did not ask for nothing back. And, so I feel it’s my time to shine.

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