Recipe4Living's 5 Healthy Summer Food Groups
In anticipation of these dreaded enticements, the editors of Recipe4Living have been stocking up on healthy summer recipes to keep us in line. Hillary already tried out these Easy Fruit Popsicles that are so simple and versatile, you'll want to try different ingredients every time you make them!
But man (and woman) cannot live on popsicles alone – although sometimes we'd like to. This summer, freshen up your regular barbecue fare with Recipe4Living's 5 Healthy Summer Food Groups.
Summer salads don't have to be loaded with mayonnaise or whipped topping! These tasty salads are packed with veggies and substitute flavorful herbs and spices for creamy dressings.
It wouldn't be summer without some good barbecues, but they don't have to all include quarter-pound hamburgers. You can get that same char-grilled flavor from these grilled recipes like veggies, fish and even fruit!
3. Refreshing Drinks and Smoothies When you're had your required eight glasses of water for the day and you're looking for a drink with a little more pep, try some thirst-quenching teas and smoothies. Use fresh, seasonal fruits to create smoothies with your favorite flavors.
4. Fruits Whether you add them to your morning cereal, bake them into muffins are just toss 'em in a salad, make sure you get all the summer fruits that you can get! We love these recipes for their unconventional uses of some of the most common summer fruits.
5. Frozen Cooling off from the summertime heat doesn't have to mean a double scoop fudge sundae. You can make healthy choices and still get that summery brain freeze. Try these chilly treats that won't add inches to your waistline.