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Veggies Minus the Unhealthy Bells and Whistles
Whether or not you're trying to lose weight, it's great to fill as much of your plate as you can with vegetables; as Romine points out, they'll leave you feeling way more energized to swim and play badminton than heavy carbs and fatty proteins will. Almost every nutritionist we spoke to mentioned coleslaw (you heard it here first: Cabbage is the new kale, says Scritchfield)—if the dressing is vinegar- and not mayo-based, that is. Other great options are plain corn on the cob (Romine says you'd be surprised at how delicious it is without butter and salt), tomato and cucumber salad or any grilled vegetable, from asparagus or cauliflower steaks to peppers and zucchini.