BEST: 1. Watermelon
Wanna stay hydrated while destroying things in Americas name? Best get you some watermelon. Not simply does it have like, zero calories, but itll keep you feeling and appearing great( visualize: not bloated) while your friend tries to blow his fingers off with firecrackers.
2. Grilled Chicken Wings
Note all three terms in that nameGRILLED being the main one. If your host is hurling wings on the grill, opt for salt and pepper over a dunk in some sauce. Itll be essentially the same as regular grilled chicken, but you can still feel cute feeing it sans the shit on your face and hands.
Our boring pal water saves the working day again. Obviously youll be wanting to hit up the bar, but chugging a few bottles of water between your snacks and drinkings will retain you from diving into the macaroni salad or brownie tray. Plus, specifying off fireworks and nearly losing thumbs is exhausting, so like, be hydrated.
Shit, there should be platters of those blueberry and strawberry kebabs celebrating the ground of our ancestors all over and self-respecting July 4th barbecue. Fill up on all this shit before the real meat even comes out since were talking super limited calories but lots of fiber. Same regulations apply for the crudits plate that’s otherwise get no desire. Take advantage of the situation and load up on the earths bounty, bitch.
5. On The Rocks
Skip the brew and the mixed shit and set everything on the rocks if you dont want to be bloaty and farty on July 5th. Instead of your typical 300 -plus-calorie margarita, run some tequila over ice with a splashing of lime( or, if you’re like me, a whole bunch of limes ). If youre sensation rum or vodka, put it over ice with some fruit cubes you are able to steal from the fruit platter everyone is ignoring. Thomas Jefferson would have done the same shit.
WORST: 1. Fried Chicken
As we said during Memorial Day: Anything thats coated in buttermilk, flour, butter, and spices and or some combo of that shit and then deep fried isnt going to do you any favors when you step on the scale of assessments tomorrow. We understand that America was wholly founded on life, sovereignty, and the right to be obese, but trust each other when we say no one wants to grease dripping down your torso while you’re standing there in a bikini.
2. Potato Salad
Benjamin Franklin wouldnt have feed this shit, so you shouldnt either. If you realise a mayo-coated potato salad, just say no. If for some reason youre
dying to be a fatass craving carbs, feed ONE hamburger bun or like, be annonying and attain your host nuke a potato for you in the microwave for 6-8 minutes( the poor man’s baked potato ). Potatoes have been on our shit list for a long time, so adding the word salad to the end does not make it any better.
The summer barbecue is not the place to show off your shot-gunning skills. Beer will bloat you, plainly. Although, if you need the brew to numb your moods, opt for a light one. Grab a Coors Light or a Corona over the dark Guinness or Amber Ales. Who TF even brings Guinness to a July 4th party, though? You should call Immigration on them.
I am convinced that ranch was conceived by enemies of AMERICA and given to us in an effort to induce everyone so fat that they literally cant fight a campaign. Whoever did introduce is winning, too( countries of the south will never rise again ). A one-quarter cupwhich you could easily consume if youre standing and dunking every piece of celery into this shitweighs in at 220 calories and 22 grams of fat. Ditch this shit immediately.
5. Hot Dogs
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: hot dogs are fucking disgusting and they should not go anywhere near your mouth. They are made up of “poultry trimmings” aka mystery meats and filler plus water and corn syrup. Why is there corn syrup in your dinner meat? These are topics you should never have to ask. On top of that, all those chemicals in hot dog could give you cancer. Even if you can’t think that long term, all that sodiuma Hebrew National will cost you 1,223 mg, AND THAT’S THE 97% FAT FREE KINDwill definitely induce you bloat. I know hot dog are like, the cornerstone of America, but I think they are also held accountable for at the least half of all the issues that currently plague our commonwealth. Namely obesity. Just don’t do it.