When dining at home, try simple recipes like these from Cuisinicity to get the most flavor without all the fuss
There’s just something about the summer months that makes simple eating a natural. Whether it’s the more-laid back schedule that often takes advantage of the outdoors, the heat of longer summer days or the abundance of fresh and flavorful produce, simple eating is often the easy choice.
Take some time to slow down and enjoy a summer meal with your favorite people. When eating out, look for seasonal summer choices like vibrant tomatoes, sweet peaches, cooling cucumbers, tangy sweet bell peppers, earthy green beans and more to pair with a simple grilled lean protein like poultry or fish and whole grain such as wild rice, quinoa or wheat berries. When dining at home, try simple recipes like these from Cuisinicity to get the most flavor without all the fuss.
Grilled Corn This is a summer staple! A little oil for cooking is really all you need for sweet and juicy corn. Cook in a grill pan in the kitchen or take it out to the barbecue during warm summer days.
Simply Brussel Sprouts It may not be considered a summer vegetable, but that’s not going to stop us from enjoying a simple Brussel sprout sauté. Cruciferous veggies like these contain vitamins such as C, E and K as well as fiber and may help prevent certain types of cancer.
Simply Quinoa If you haven’t tried this protein-rich whole grain, now is the time. Whip up this simple recipe to enjoy as a hot side or to top a cool summer salad.
Simply Chickpeas These savory chickpeas make an easy and healthy side or snack to have on hand during the summer months. Experiment with your favorite herbs and spices to vary the recipe. Chickpeas can be a good option for plant-based protein and iron as part of your healthy diet. What are your favorite “simple” foods and recipes to enjoy during the summer months?