Thursday, May 31, 2012
One of my favorite things about summer is all of the delicious fruits and vegetables. It is so easy to eat healthy during this time of year. I know that it isn't officially the summer season but as a teacher it is summer to me!
I made a big batch of cucumbers and vidalia onions for an anytime snack or to use a side dish for dinners. Last night my son had a baseball game that lasted until 10:30 p.m. He wanted to stop at a convenience store to get a snack. I was really hungry too and tempted to get something for myself. I had smelled the buttery popcorn from the concession stand for just too long not to have a craving for a snack. However, after I looked through the aisles of junk food, I realized that my cucumber salad was better than any of the food at this store. Instead I bought a flavored, zero calorie water to keep me satisfied until I could get home and enjoy my healthy snack.
I also made a strawberry pie for Memorial day that isn't too bad on calories. I then decided to chop up some of the strawberries to pour over an angel food cake for a lighter dessert. Of course these treats have to be eaten in moderation. Just a small slice of pie or angel food cake with strawberries once or twice throughout the week.
My next summer dish is a southwestern salad that I found on skinnytaste.com. I can't wait to try it out!