This summer will look different for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that fun can’t be had! Instead of going out for delicious food, there are lots of recipes that you can make right at home!
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite fresh, savory, and sweet recipes that are perfect for hot summer months. These are great whether you are enjoying alone or entertaining a few friends!
Keep reading for my favorites!
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As you’ve probably gathered, I’m always on the hunt for meal services that make cooking easier. I’ve tried just about everything, and feel a little like Goldie Locks and the Three Bears– some aren’t healthy enough, some are too complicated, some are TOO healthy and don’t taste good.
The last service I tried was Splendid Spoon. The meals were good at first, but they were pretty bland. After my second shipment, most of them ended up in the freezer where they sit today, and I ended up cancelling.
After realizing that I really needed to start eating healthier and having more variety in my meals, an ad for Hungry Root popped up on my Instagram feed. I’m always curious about these kinds of things and I love when they have a discount for your first order, so its not a huge commitment to try.
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I’ve written before about trying meal delivery services like Blue Apron and Hello Fresh. I really love the concept of these services because I don’t love cooking, and often find myself with a lot of waste when I buy ingredients to cook for one.
I am pretty budget conscious, so when I spend extra money on something like a meal service, I want it to be worth the money. I found that I wasn’t really happy with the variety of vegetarian options or the healthiness of the services that I had tried, and I ended up cancelling both of them.
After feeling like I was in a food rut and eating the same thing for dinner most nights, I started looking for something new. I had seen a few ads for a plant based meal delivery service called Splendid Spoon. I had looked at it a long time ago, but decided to check it out again. I love when companies have introductory offers that you can try without a long term commitment, so when I saw you could get your first shipment for a discount, I decided to give it a try.
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If you have followed this blog for any amount of time, you know that I love preparing things ahead of time. Another thing you may have learned is that I’m almost always snacking. I’m really active, and try to keep eating throughout the day. I believe this keeps me from overeating at meals or bingeing on unhealthy snacks when I’m starving.
I always have a variety of go-to snacks on hand both at home and throughout the day. I don’t count calories or try to spend too much time thinking about food, so I go for what I am hungry for at any given time. If I just completed a big workout, I’ll combine a few things for extra calories and protein.
Some of these ideas take a little prep—like boiled eggs and the Kodiak protein muffins. But a lot of them can be purchased and are ready to go! Some weeks I even clean and portion out things like berries and veggies, but some weeks I just grab them as I need them. Being okay with being flexible and not perfect in your diet is important!
Keep reading for the healthy snacks I almost always have stocked at home:
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Super Bowl Sunday is one of my favorite days of the year because it combines my favorite things: football and food. Each year, I host a party filled with football-inspired snacks and decorations. I thought I would share a few of my favorites from over the years to inspire you to have your best Super Bowl Sunday ever!
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A few weeks ago, I shared my review of hello fresh meal service. The service fit pretty well with my lifestyle and (lack of) cooking abilities, and I have continued the subscription. Right now, I have been doing every-other week deliveries of 2 meals. Because the servings are so large, I end up with 4 dinners from each meal, so it usually lasts me about 2 weeks of work night meals.
If I don’t love what the options are for a week, I just skip that week and wait until the next. It’s really nice to be able to skip whenever you want without being charged! I have also found that the ingredients last until the next week in the fridge, so if I don’t use a meal one week, its fine the next!
I’ve also begun “prepping” the meals on Sunday nights, so that they are ready to go for dinners during the week. Between work and marathon training, I like to make dinners as quick as possible to prepare since I don’t have an hour to cook every night. I’ve been preparing the hello fresh meals ahead of time, and found a few tips and tricks to keep them fresh for the week ahead!
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