I don’t know about you, but during the summer I just can think about preparing healthier and more practical food. You can be surprised by all the delicious options of mains, desserts, and snacks to eat at home or outdoors.
But what is the perfect summer food for you? For me, it is related to salad and protein. It also calls for refreshing smoothies that boost our energy, doesn’t it?
I am confident to say that probably most people try to avoid anything that increases heat and tend to lean more toward salads and cold foods too. Ice cream is also another winner!
Also, it’s a perfect excuse to have barbecues and picnics in the summer. For this reason, I am putting together some options of practical delicious food to enjoy on the warmer days. Summer antics are just getting started, so go ahead, and dive in!
Picking Your Favourite Salad
A salad can be a “feast” for the palate. Get to know some salad recipes for the summer very fresh, delicious, and surprising. So, it is the best time to make the most of it.
My staple option always has lettuce, tomatoes and some salmon or a rich protein. But you can be more creative than this, adding fruits, different types of cheese, etc.
To make it more practical, I have selected some tools to make your food summer stands out. I would recommend you use a glass salad spinner that has changed my life for good.
It rinses and dries the greens in a quite simple way. The basket doubles as a colander, and the lid can be taken out to be cleaned. It’s also BPA-free.
I love this spinner salad for being a stylish piece in my kitchen as well. I use the basket to prepare a salad for the whole family.
Prepare Your Favourite Ice Cream
Since I joined a keto lifestyle, I have tried different types of sweet recipes and ice creams are my favourite ones.
My favourite one is made with four ingredients – strawberries, xylitol, whipped cream, and a gentle dash of whiskey. Yep. It’s delicious and healthy!
Ice cream is the dessert of choice for families because kids love it. It’s also quite easy to prepare. All you need to do is pick some favourite fruits and be creative when choosing the toppings.
To give your summer dessert an extra touch, why not use an elegant stainless steel ice cream scoop to serve it?
The curved shape of the Good Grips ice cream scoop is nicely weighted and has a comfortable, non-slip grip.
Creating Varied Cheese and Wine Boards
Another favourite summer snack at this home is a nice cheese board. It’s the best choice for al fresco dining, and you can create quite gorgeous combinations of snacks.
It’s also a great excuse to learn how to combine different types of cheese with wines suitable for the summer.
Creating a cheese board can be easier than you might think. This is a preparation that will surely yield you special moments and succeed with whoever you are sharing.
I love using hummus, lots of fruits, different crackers, jams, nuts, and lots of cheese.
And since I have been introduced to this cherry & olive pitter, I am also bringing more olives to the cheese board game. I do love olives, but I do confess that the seeds can be a bit annoying.
Its removable splatter shield keeps juices contained and comfortable non-slip handles absorb pressure while you squeeze.
*I received the product complimentary from OXO for testing purposes