Joining up with Jenna for #5Faves Fun!!
Summer makes it so hard to cook, doesn't it? It's hot and you're on the go, and there's fried seafood and burgers and ice cream everywhere! Here's what we've been eating to stay cool and somewhat healthy.
I just can't get enough of this. I'm growing tomatoes this year, but they aren't quite ready for picking, so I just buy the little baby tomatoes and the little balls of mozzarella and pick some basil and add this dressing, and voila! A one minute side dish.
I mean, duh, everyone grills chicken in the summer.
We marinate it in this dressing (don't use the lite version, the full fat is much better for marinating) and all 8 of us gobble it up. I throw any leftovers in a salad the next day.
|Lunch for two.|
Sweet Potatoes and Onions
While you're grilling outdoors anyways, make a foil packet with sliced/chopped sweet potatoes, sliced onions and toss with olive oil and salt and pepper and garlic. So good and easy.
I eat them all sorts of ways, just load up on the fresh veggies and add some kind of protein - boiled eggs, leftover chicken, chickpeas, chopped ham and cheese, blue cheese and walnuts, this isn't rocket science :) And pick a yummy dressing you like, don't worry about choosing something low-fat or less-calorie - just look for an oil based one, not creamy. Fat is not the enemy! Carbs are, sadly.
Chobani Greek Yogurt
While I am a big fan of their Flip varieties (loaded with candy treats), when I'm looking to eat healthier I just pick up their blended greek yogurt. My favorite current flavors are:
We eat yogurt every.single.day. for either breakfast or lunch. It's such an excellent source of protein and antibiotics. And it's easy and portable for work/camp.
Cottage Cheese with Fruit
|Ignore the croutons with a side of salad, this was during my last pregnancy!|
Protein, cheesy, salty, and sweet. It hits all the cravings except the crunchy one, so add some baby carrots on the side :)
What are your summer healthy favorites? Dish... (get it, dish?)