Much of America is just now hitting its hottest days of summer, so here are five cool, light recipes to help beat the heat:
Sparkling Watermelon Drink
Get instantly refreshed
Cool down your guests with this surprisingly pink, thirst-quenching drink. It makes a nice switch up for the kids’ lemonade stand, too.
Looking for light dinner ideas?
This is one of our favorite Asian recipes that’s not too heavy for summer.
Lighten up lettuce wraps by blending half the beef with meaty tasting mushrooms.
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Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie
Cool off with a sensational smoothie
Summer stirs up memories of hot days and cool treats – and there is no better way to cool off than with a refreshing fruit smoothie.
With lemon, strawberry and almond beverage, it tastes rich, but is actually good for you.
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Fussy food isn’t right for dining al fresco. Instead, simple, easy and fresh is the mantra of patio entertaining this season. That’s why chefs and home cooks alike turn to everyday party favourites like tortilla chips as an easy solve for speedy and delicious summer-time dishes.
Kevin Prendergast, the executive chef at the Toronto Hilton says adding seasonal or tropical fruit to something you’re already serving, like salad or salsa, can create an instant taste twist that your guests will enjoy.
Nothing puts a smile on your child’s face like an icy cold snack after a long day at the playground. Swap out the sugary snack for these homemade frozen yogurt and coconut banana pops.