Summer is here and in full swing! The temperature has risen and people are wearing less clothing. The styles are free flowing and very colorful. Flip-flops, sandals, shorts, tank tops, and sun dresses are the attire for the season. Well, just like we change the way we look during the summer season, we can also change our eating habits. Besides, who wants to eat huge meals during this time of the year? I certainly do not. It is too hot!!!
There is a trend called “colorful eating” ( Eating In Color_Recipes and More ). This is a great way to ensure you are getting all of the nutrients you need in your meals every day. William Cowper coined a phrase : “Variety is the spice of life”. You certainly want to make sure you are getting a variety in your diet.
I thought I would share with you a few ideas in eating. These meals are healthy, very colorful, and filling.
Breakfast- I start my day with a bowl of Honeynut Cherrios and a piece of fruit. I like the mini apples. I buy the Red Delicious, Fuji, and Gala apples and sample them all! There is a saying “ “An apple a day helps keep the doctor away”. Look at the benefits of eating an apple: 10 Reasons To Eat An Apple
I also drink a cup of coffee and a bottle of water.
Mid-Morning- I eat 7 raw almonds with a bottle of water. Almonds are great for reducing “bad” cholesterol. See the link below to learn more.
Lunch/Dinner-Usually eaten between 3 and 5 in the afternoon. I may fix a salad, sandwich, or something light for dinner. The goal is to get fish or salmon in my diet (2-3 times) a week. Here are some of my favorites:
|Crab & Salmon Salad|
Mixed greens, red cherry tomatoes
canned salmon, walnuts, sun dried cranberries,
crab (imitation-Ok), purple cabbage with a mixture
of Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette &
Asian Sesame Dressings w/ Wheat Wafers.
|Chicken Pita w/ Red Grapes|
Thin Wheat Pita add chicken (or
favorite meat), Romaine lettuce, walnuts,
or a Lite Caesar for a savory finish.