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As the temperature begins to climb back up, happy hours are on everyone's mind. Shedding that winter weight is also nagging in the background. There are many ways to continue to partake in a libation or appetizers while slimming the waistline. Low-carb cocktail and appetizer solutions are growing with popularity thanks to The Paleo Diet, Whole30 Challenge and 21 Day Sugar Detox, among others. A couple of ideas below:

Avion Silver Tequila offers a skinny solution with no added sugar:

Avión (PO) Loma

  • 1.5 oz. Avión Silver
  • ½ oz. Lime Juice
  • ¼ oz. Lemon Juice
  • 3 oz. Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 Slivers Muddled Jalapeño
  • Soda Water
  • Ancho Chile Salt, Jalapeño, and Grilled Lemon Wedge for garnish

Combine all ingredients and shake. Salt rim of glass with chile salt. Pour contents of shaker into glass and top with soda. Garnish with grilled lemon and jalapeño.

The Cheesecake Factory offers an entire "Skinnylicious" menu! One such appetizer:

Chicken and Mushroom Lettuce Wraps

  • Chicken
  • Shiitake Mushrooms
  • Green Onion
  • Ginger
  • Garlic
  • Water Chestnuts

Sauteed with Mushroom Soy. Served with Crisp Lettuce Leaves.

Preparing your beach body doesn't mean you have to pass on the fun. Enjoy these healthier solutions and more!

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