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When it comes to summer, we know how busy things can get with vacation travels, making sure the kids get some quality summertime activity and ensuring we’re all eating healthy and staying hydrated!
So we thought we’d put together some of our favorite quick, easy, nutritious, and delicious recipes that are helping us fuel our summer adventures for you to enjoy with us!
Watermelon Slices With Mint and Lime
This wonderful watermelon recipe is one of the simplest ways to delight in the joys of fresh watermelon, as well as its beautiful contrast to a host of so many other great fresh food. A simple mint-lime sugar adds herby flavor with a just-right tart kick to make the fruit seem bright and sweet. Topping watermelon slices with a fancy mix of ingredients may look complicated, but guests won’t know how easy it actually is. That can be your secret.
No-Cook Zucchini Noodles With Pesto
Zucchini noodles can be found in the produce section of most grocery stores. If unavailable, just slice your zucchini into thin planks and cut into matchsticks.
Fresh Spring Rolls With Peanut Sauce
You can fully assemble these spring rolls ahead of time and stash them in the fridge — just make sure to cover them with a damp paper towel so they don’t dry out.
Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
The pairing of fresh strawberries and a thick-and-sweet poppy seed dressing is a classic everybody loves. We add a bit of white wine vinegar to the dressing for a little zing, and top the salad with almonds for crunch as well as healthy unsaturated fats. Pair this salad with grilled chicken or fish, and add any other berries you like―blueberries are especially good.
White Bean, Basil, & Avocado Sandwich
Beans on a sandwich? Oh yes you can. This stellar avocado and bean combo is a fresh take on the classic veggie salad sandwich. Add a few fresh basil leaves and some multigrain bread and you’ll be well on your way to yummy.
It’s not a summer celebration until watermelon-infused salsa makes an appearance. The sweet supplement makes a welcome addition among slices of traditional ingredients like red onion, peppers, and jalapeños.