There’s something about the summer heat that zaps you of energy! And, eating a heavy meal can make you feel even more tired and sluggish. Us Atlantans are feeling the heat right now, with steady temps in the 90s. The key to beating the heat and feeling at your best: eat light and healthy meals.
But, don’t skimp on using healthy ingredients in your light meals. Check out the following meal ideas for eating light & healthy, during the summer.
Salads – one of the easiest and healthiest meals you can prepare. Toss your favorite greens with salad fixins such as tomatoes, olives, cucumbers, veggies, and grilled meat, chicken, or seafood.
Sandwiches – enjoy your favorite lunchmeat, tuna salad, egg salad, salmon salad, cheeses, or vegetables, on whole grain, whole wheat, or multi-grain bread.
Pita Pockets – low-calorie and perfect for stuffing with salad, meats, chicken, seafood, and veggies.
Wraps – if you’re really calorie-conscious, try a tortilla wrap as a bread alternative, and fill with roasted vegetables, grilled chicken or seafood, lettuce & tomatoes, and drizzle with your favorite salad dressing. I always keep a 10-pack of wraps on hand. Wraps are also great for making breakfast burritos and fajitas.
Flat Breads – low-calorie and versatile for preparing sandwiches, pizzas, and toasted with olive oil and fresh garlic.