How can we enjoy the summer carefree by eating healthy? Which delicious snack ideas can be enjoyed especially well in the warm season? Let yourself be inspired by our tips!
What are some tips to planning – and loving! – a healthier summer menu featuring fresh fruits and vegetables?
Variety isn’t just the spice of life; it’s also the secret to happier, healthier eating! Since any one dish can’t possibly provide all the nutrients you need, an assortment of produce can round out your diet, and maximize the flavor potential. Eating one plate of anything, can get boring, so how about preparing a platter with a little of everything you like, like a mixed veggie stir fry or fruit salad?
What are the best fruits and vegetables to put on the backyard grill?
Try to grill thick, meaty vegetables like mushrooms or eggplant because they so perfectly take the place of a burger. (In fact, they may make you forget you’re not eating a real hamburger!) Grilled romaine is another favorite because the smoky flavor from the grill gives it an absolutely amazing taste. For fruit, you can’t beat a grilled banana. The custardy texture and extra-sweet flavor is so decadent and delicious, you’ll forget how healthy it is.
How could a summer eating routine look like?
Lots of fruit with yogurt for breakfast, a big salad for lunch, a piece of fresh fruit with nuts as an afternoon snack, and lean protein with lots of vegetables for dinner. Eating healthy doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice dessert – try some natural sweetness like a mango or a fruit-based dessert.
Let’s go to a fresh summer!
Your Dole Team