Summer is here in the Northern Hemisphere, and to many home-grown gardens are finally yielding the fruit of hard labor. Farmers markets and grocery producer sections are brimming with bright fresh fruits and veggies. But the Dog Days of Summer also feature the comfort foods that come with festive celebrations, family reunions, potlucks, and ever present local fairs. It's hard to pass up that So, how does choice influence a healthy living and a happy life? You don't have to give up what you love to live healthy. It takes some planning, preparation, and some prioritization, but you CAN live the life you want AND enjoy the flavors of the summer. How do you balance summer celebration taste temptations? In this episode, we'll talk about the 80-20 rule of healthy eating and some tips to integrate lighter, healthier menu items for when the heat and humidity turn you into a couch potato. Having trouble with the mindset of planning or prioritizing? Choice is the answer and we'll talk about how to keep things fun while you create your own version of healthy living and a happy life.