The summer can be a beautiful time of year but it can also be filled with sickness if you allow your children to become overweight. In the heat, we all want to eat healthy and yet we still get sick. This is partly due to the excess sugar in the foods that we eat. You can avoid having a sick child by learning some healthy summer meal ideas.
Healthy meals for kids are easy to create and they taste great. If you are running low on healthy recipes this summer, look no further than your own refrigerator. One easy recipe is to make a blueberry crisp for dinner. This nutritious blueberry crisp is perfect for a family on a diet and is easy to make.
You begin by rinsing the blueberries and placing them in a bowl. Next, add the apple cider vinegar, blueberry juice, and salt. Mix them thoroughly until the mixture has a consistency that you can spoon easily out of the bowl. Remember that adding too much vinegar or blueberry juice may be too overpowering for your child so start with a very small amount.
Next, serve the blueberries and apples with the rest of the ingredients for about half of a cup. Now it’s time to heat up your oven. Toast the whole bread slice and place it in the center of the hot oven. Pop it into the broiler for just a few minutes to make the bread crispiness up.
After a few minutes, remove the blueberries and add the apple cider vinegar. Stir the mixture well and place the whole thing in the preheated oven for about two minutes. Flip it over and check for doneness. If the blueberries are soft inside, it’s time to take them out of the oven. Let cool and serve.
Now here comes the most important part of healthy summer meals. The yogurt! Soak some of the yogurt in the water for a few minutes until the curd is set. Then, add it to your salads, or smoothies or fruits as you wish.
It goes without saying that you will need to add plenty of protein into this dish as well. A few eggs are okay but if you want to be really healthy, opt for tofu. Tofu has plenty of protein and it’s also low in fats! No more yucky fat-tasting chunks in your food.
Healthy summer meals are easier than ever to pull off. Just remember to serve them chilled. If you have guests over, you’ll need to set the table quickly and perhaps reheat some of the dishes. But, by following these easy steps, you can have delicious and nutritious meals that are both great for you and your family.
Vegetables And Fruits
Vegetables and fruits should be the heart of every healthy summer meal. Avoid high calorie and fat-loaded meats and instead, focus on vegetables. One nice thing about fruits is that they’re easy on the wallet and easy to pack into your suitcase. Make sure you store away frozen veggies to make cooking and packing easier down the road.
Other healthy summer meals include baked potatoes. Who doesn’t like potatoes? They’re easy to cook and very nutritious. Even better, they can be dressed up with any number of different ingredients depending on your tastes. Easy to store and prepare potatoes are always welcome.
Protein filled snacks can also be found throughout the summer. Protein filled snack foods like potato chips are a staple in every American’s diet. However, you can do so much healthier than potato chips. Instead, try to find items like nuts, cheese and even trail mix. These types of snacks are loaded with protein and healthy fats that will make you feel great all day long!
Your refrigerator should be packed with healthy options for meals throughout the summer. Don’t forget your drinks and desserts. While soda may seem harmless, it has more sugar than you know and it’s best left out! Remember to drink lots of water too! Having a healthy beverage in your hand can help you feel better throughout the day and get through the hectic summer months.