The 10 Best Summer Salads & Snacks
June 12, 2012 11 Comments
Summer is the BEST season for salads and snacking. Snack Girl is so inspired by all the fruits and vegetables that are in season.
In fact, I found myself with writers block in January when there was like 30 feet of snow piled outside my window (slight exaggeration). Back then, I liked writing about cookies.
The best snacks for summer are simple: watermelon, peaches, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, etc. - just munch on them!
For the folks on a tight budget, summer is the season where you find your bargains on fresh produce. I bought an ear of fresh, sweet corn for 17 cents yesterday. Is that crazy? For only 63 calories per cob, this food is so dreamy.
These recipes are for those of you who want to dress your summer fruits and vegetables up a bit. A few added ingredients, maybe a little heat, and you have healthy food that is tasty.
Check these out:
10. Skip The Ice Cream: Grill Your Dessert
9. Why Watermelon Makes Us Feel Good
8. A Tomato Salad For Tomato Lovers
6. 63 Calories of Salty, Sweet, Sour, Spicy and Veggie Goodness for a Dime
5. Elegant, Easy, and Under 100 Calories
4. Got Watermelon? Try This Awesome and Simple Recipe
3. Fall In Love With A New Whole Grain
2. You Don't Need Sugar For A Refreshing Summer Drink
1. This Green Smoothie Does NOT Taste Like Grass
I would alter the green smoothie recipe and use FRESH berries (because they are cheap) instead of frozen. This recipe is great for summer because it is refreshing and doesn't have any dairy.
Give them all a try and let me know what you think!
What are your favorite summer salads and snacks?
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