Keep cool with our favorite recipes for summer.
We've been collecting some healthy ideas of salads , grilled foods , light dinners, picnics and no cook meals that are ideal for the heat of summer.
The best summer eating is fresh food , bursting with flavour, with minimal preparation or cooking.
Of course, summer & sunshine bring the barbecue season, with the opportunity to eat outdoors and enjoy grilled meats, and the fun of grilling with friends and family.
Fed up with years of limp lettuce and uninspiring cucumber?
If for you the word salad is unwelcome, maybe it's time to take a few tips from the French, Italian and the Greeks.
Those living in the warm climes around the Mediterrean virtually live on fresh salads, full of nutritious ingredients, and it's acknowledged that their Mediterranean diet does mean that they live longer.
Naturally low in carbs, this kind of food is a tasty & healthy option for anyone with diabetes who needs to control their blood sugar levels.
So, don't worry about lettuce - but have a look in the chiller cabinet for a range of other fresh leafy offerings - from baby spinach to rocket leaves - these all have additional flavour and add interest.
Why not try adding some of these classic ingredients:-
Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil
Here's more of our favorite healthy salad recipes.
Lazy summer days, the smell of hot coals and meat grilling on the barbeque - it's what sums up the best of what we love about this season.
What could be easier than throwing a few burgers, chicken pieces and ribs together with a marinade, then quickly cooking over open flames?
There's something natural and enjoyable about eating outdoors during the warmer weather, and it's a great time to invite family and friends around.
This is a great marinade that is popular in south america
This recipe makes sufficient for several barbecues or one large event.
For a real taste of summer in a jiffy, whip up some fresh strawberries and yogurt in a blender, with a little crushed ice - the ultimate taste of summer !
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Please email us with any suggestions for additions to this page - we'd love to hear from you!
The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin