KICK OFF THE SUMMER SEASON WITH THE FOUNDER OF WHAT’S ON PARKER’S PLATE PARKER WALLACE

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Find Out How to Create a Great Summer Party AND Still Fit Into Those Skinny Jeans

If you are looking for the ingredients for a fantastic Memorial Day or any summer party for that matter, then founder of What’s on Parker’s Plate, Parker Wallace has the perfert recipe. Parker is also the author of a best-selling cookbook, called, Eat Rich, Stay Skinny: A Girls’ Guide to Holiday Feasting. The super chef and lifestyle expert will provide a guide to turn regular Memorial Day celebrations into a super party that all of your neighbors, friends and relatives will remember for years!
 
WHERE TO START WHEN PLANNING A SUMMER CELEBRATION
For me, it starts with the beverages, so …get ready to pop open summer in a bottle and taste the magic of America’s favorite semi-sweet, semi-sparkling wine, Stella Rosa! Delicious new flavors bursting with summer fruits will have your taste buds singing…like Stella Rosa Tropical Mango, Red Apple, and classic Stella Rosa Peach! There’s also a new Stella Rosa Rosé, perfect for summer, with juicy notes of fresh berries. Enjoy all these wines chilled or on the rocks. You could even make delicious sangria or cocktails with them. For fun recipes, go to stellarosa.com. They also come in these beautiful, chic aluminum minis, perfect to chill in the cooler and individually give your guests!

ANOTHER BIG PART OF SUMMER ENTERTAINING FOR PARTIES
After the drinks, next are the snacks. I’ve just discovered these Deep River Snacks kettle chips that are non-GMO and certified gluten-free snacks made with a simple base of potatoes, sunflower oil and sea salt, boldly flavored with real spices and herbs. Deep River Snacks chips have the cleanest ingredient label and come in a variety of unique, bold flavors, they’re a snack you can feel good about eating and sharing with your family! Deep River Snacks kettle chips come in 17 delicious flavors including the timeless Original Sea Salt, addictive Sweet Maui Onion, and the fiery Zesty Jalapeno, so everyone is sure to find a favorite flavor for any summer food gathering like a backyard barbecue or picnic! For more information, visit www.deepriversnacks.com

SUGGESTIONS FOR MAKING BURGERS AND HOT DOGS MORE INTERESTING FOR OUR GUESTS
I discovered a condiment that is JUST perfect… JUST Mayos and JUST Dressing are delicious, chef-crafted condiments that come in flavors like Original, Chipotle Ranch, Caesar, Truffle, Garlic, and more. JUST creates delicious, sustainable products that make it easier to eat well this grilling season, while helping to create a better food system that is JUST For All. Their new Just Mayo formula has 40% fewer calories and less fat. It holds up in high heat so it makes for a delicious glaze on your grilled proteins, and JUST Sweet Mustard will give your veggies a mouth-watering marinade. You can also mix JUST Chipotle Mayo right into these Black Bean Sliders for a flavorful kick. You can find this recipe and more product info online at www.justforall.com. Cost is around $4, available at your local grocery retailers and Amazon.

MORE TIPS TO MAKE THIS A GREAT SUMMER
I really do.  It’s hot in summer, so I can’t emphasize enough that staying hydrated is one of the keys to being healthy and happy but, for lots of people, drinking enough water every day is a challenge. That’s why I recommend a product made with only simple ingredients. True Lemon Lemonades and True Lime Limeades provide refreshing, tasty options to flavor water and help you drink more water, deliciously; and it’s my new favorite way to drink water. Only 10-calories a stick packet they’re perfect for on-the-go busy lifestyles and come in 9 delicious flavors. True Lemonades and Limeades are made with only simple and clean, non-GMO ingredients including citrus oils and juices from citrus fruits. They contain no artificial sweeteners, flavorings or preservatives so you can feel great about quenching your thirst and giving them to your family. For more information, visit www.truelemon.com