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Cool eating for hot days - what simple meals do you have for summer lunch and dinner

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I hate heating up the whole house to feed people in the summer, and we tend to want to eat lighter. What kinds of meals do you have in the summers?
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Funny, I'm just thinking about this because I need to organize my shopping list for the farmer's market and grocery store.

 

In the past 2 weeks, we've already run through my standard go-to dinners for hot summer weather. I've already served "big" salads like salade nicoise, broccoli salad and potato salad at least a couple of times each. I've tried some new fruit salads as sides. I've given the grill a workout with fish and chicken.

 

I'm not fond of cold soup, so that isn't really an option for us, but perhaps someone else would like it.

 

I think I'm ready to set out sandwich fixings and call it a day.  

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I was going to post this! I need some ideas badly. I do need to dig up an old wheat berry salad recipe.
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Watermelon and cucumber salad was a hit last night with dinner. Even my 5 yo ate it and had thirds. That kid won't eat anything, so it must be good! eat.gif
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I make homemade guacamole w/ red onion, avocados, steamed peas and/or kale, spinach, and our favorite salsa, a few dashes hot sauce and garlic sauce. Maybe a few chopped tomatoes or herbs if I'm into it. Then we dip in organic blue corn tortilla chips, carrot chips, pepper slices, cucumber slices.
I usually serve these w/ smoothies, lol. Chopped fresh carrots, dates, tofu/yogurt, favorite unsweetened milk, baby spinach, chia seeds, flax, lots of fresh/frozen fruit. a little honey or maple syrup, ice cubes, whatever we have on hand. Then we all just "sip and dip" as my husband calls it, lol.
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