Ugh, it’s hot and it’s humid here – and that means I need some inspiration to prepare lighter meals that are cool, refreshing and delicious.
Salads are great hot weather options. I change them up by varying the ingredients. Favorite proteins are grilled chicken and hardboiled eggs. Sometimes I’ll use spring mix greens; other times our salad base is a bed of crisp romaine. A wealth of additional ingredients – green onions, halved grape tomatoes, cucumbers, sunflower seeds, diced apples, mandarin orange sections, halved seedless grapes, dried cranberries, finely shredded cheddar cheese, feta cheese crumbles, bacon bits, sliced avocado, black olives, croutons, and tortilla strips, – give us plenty of satisfying variety and limitless options. Continue reading