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!
Santa Barbara Police are looking for two people who robbed a Macy's customer in the parking lot of the Macy's in La Cumbre Plaza Saturday afternoon.
Ventura Police said they arrested a Santa Paula man who struck and killed a motorcyclist during a crash that involved two other cars and an earlier collision with unmarked patrol car.
Santa Barbara Police sought the public's assistance to find a sexual assault suspect on Saturday morning.
18 men and women turned their lives around by entering a drug and alcohol treatment program.
A two-year-old boy was found face down in the water near Stearns Wharf around 7:19 p.m. on Sunday.
It's National Clear the Shelters Day and hundreds of shelters across the United States are taking part to help animals find permanent homes - one of those shelters taking part is in Santa Maria.
Blondes and brunettes battled it out in a charity powderpuff football game for charity on Saturday.
Today nearly a thousand triathletes participated in the 37th Annual San Luis Obispo Triathlon - including amputees, people of all ages and a mother-son team who do this every year together.
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With both fans and stars flocking to San Diego Comic-Con through this weekend, take a look at some of the action.
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A mix of high-profile politicians and community activists are scheduled to speak during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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