Those "salads" such as potato salad and macaroni salad can add fat and calories. Opt for a green salad instead.
Watch what you put on your burger or hot dog! Mayo can add hundreds of calories, but zippy mustard adds few.
Just not a barbecue without beef or pork? That's OK, says Mr. BBQ, Bruce Bjorkman. Grilling allows most of the fat to cook away from the food.
A burger gets healthier when eaten open-faced on half a bun or on a whole-grain bun.
Another low-fat, low-calorie and healthy option is grilled fish. Try salmon, shrimp, swordfish or any other densely fleshed fish.
Poultry, such as chicken or turkey, is another tasty, low-calorie option. Keep it moist by spritzing it with a combination of water and apple cider, bourbon or beer.
If you want to cut back on fat, veggie burgers and hot dogs offer healthy ingredients such as grains and vegetables.
So is grilled corn. Instead of butter, try dressing grilled corn with some lime juice and chili powder for a spicy treat.
And don't forget dessert! Keep the grill going and add peach halves, pineapple slices, bananas and more for a yummy, healthy finale!
A medium-sized sinkhole at the intersection of Mission and State streets had Santa Barbara Police shut down streets one block in each direction.
Family members confirm 64 year-old Marilyn Pharis of Santa Maria passed away on Saturday afternoon.
Source: Dave Zaniboni/Santa Barbara Co. Fire Dept.
A fire that began just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday, has already burned at least 52 acres east of Santa Maria.
The Chorro fire broke out Sunday afternoon along the 22000 block of Maricopa Highway, above Ojai in the Los Padres National Forest.
One person has been killed in a reported plane crash in the area of Lofus Canyon Road and Morgan Canyon Road just east of Santa Paula Saturday afternoon.
At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on state Route 41 in Morro Bay Saturday afternoon.
Keith Carls photo
Santa Maria police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night that killed a man.
An 18-year-old Oxnard resident is recovering at the hospital from several gunshot wounds. He is listed in serious, but stable condition.
A medium-sized sinkhole at Mission and State streets in Santa Barbara Saturday morning.
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