Winter is the time for warm soups, roasts, and heavy foods to heat up the soul and get us through the day. Now that the weather is beginning to get hotter and more humid, it’s time to switch our diet up to keep us hydrated, healthy, and feeling great.
So for this blog post, to kick off the Spring season, I wanted to share with y’all a few food ideas that I will definitely be including in my daily life.
I know what you’re think: “Emma, thats just a bowl of giant snap peas. Ew, gross.” Actually, it’s not gross. It’s very popular at Sushi restaurants as a side, and also is pretty good for you. Basically, it’s a soy bean, and all you gotta do is steam up these little guys, add a touch of sea salt and you’re good to go.
My whole family loves Edamame. You can buy it frozen to eat and snack on, or head over to your local sushi place and eat a whole meal of healthy foods. This will definitely get me through the day as a snack, or even a quick on-the-go breakfast.
Okay, this one is kind of a cheat because I get this flavor packed cup of fruits from our Diary Queen, so no telling if it’s healthy or not. But I’ve always been a fan of frozen drinks, and smoothies are a great way to get all your fruits or veggies in your daily eating while also cooling down your body. Our local coffee shop has a Berrylicious smoothie that has blueberries, Greek yogurt, and a few other healthy ingredients in it which tastes great without the guilt trip.
My favorite thing about cucumbers is that they are full of water, so it would be a great snack to keep with you while being in the sun. They are easily portable and can be incorporated into a variety of dishes. You could even through a few chopped slices of cucumber into your water bottle to add a refreshing flavor.
Avocados are these beautiful little creations that are essential to daily life. They are so easy to carry around with you. My current favorite way to eat them, introduced to me by my mom, is with a whole lot of lemon pepper sprinkled on top. It’s a light snack that really fills you up without weighing you down. And these too can be thrown into any dish, like salads, meats, toast, and dips. They are obviously healthy for you, so a perfect way to start the new season.
I can hear what you’re thinking. “Ice cream isn’t healthy.” You’re right. However this is gelato. And gelatio is HEALTHY-er than ice cream. Gelato is actually an Italian ice cream. It is more dense than usual ice cream, and has fewer fat, calories, and sugar. This brand of gelato has definitely become my favorite, and caramel anything always takes my heart. This little pint of heaven will keep you cool all throughout the spring and into summer season.
Those are the five foods that I’ve been loving and will be keeping as the days warm up. I hope y’all found these helpful and creative. If you have any recipes or any foods you’re thinking about trying, definitely let me know.
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