Ahh what to eat in the summer. Anyone else struggle with this? I realize in the summer I just try to avoid cooking at all costs. It's not really because of the busyness, but mainly it's so HOT! The thought of the oven or the stove causes me to sweat. I mean I can feel it dripping down my back. But, as I've made lifestyle changes over to healthier eating, I needed to find recipes and things to eat. Learning to eat healthy and clean met reinventing the wheel in the kitchen. Starting from scratch and cleaning out my pantry from top to bottom.
One of the best tips I ever learned was have a bowl for all your trash. (Thank you Rachel Ray!)
So in my quest to learn to eat more veggies, I needed to find something I knew I'd eat. My problem with healthy food in the beginning was I felt like it was all so bland, and blah. I wanted a meal with a kick, with some punch, some FLAVOR! Healthy doesn't have to mean flavorless. I have learned this over time especially living in the great city of Austin where it's easy to eat healthy and it tastes amazing.
Here is my go to summer salad!
juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
2 cups of green peas, cooked and cooled
1/4 cup red onions, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese (or feta, I prefer goat)
2 Tbsp of fresh cilantro (or parsley or mint)
Place the first three ingredients in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Add the rest of the ingredients and combine. Serve!
Recipe found on Weelicious.
Its' really that simple and your kids will love it!
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