As much as I love the hot days outside, I don't want to heat up my home inside anymore than necessary. So I try to simplify my meals and keep the oven off as much as possible. Translate this into I will use any excuse to not spend a lot of time cooking.
Light healthy meals work for me. Today my lunch was avocados stuffed with tuna salad, a stalk of celery, and fresh raspberries. I can bite into a raspberry and immediately be transported back to childhood and my backyard, where raspberry bushes grew wildly. I always use organic fruits and vegetables and/or locally grown as much as possible. I can't stand the thought of all the nasty chemicals they are spraying on conventionally grown produce these days.
One of my favorite parts of summer is heading to one of our local farmers markets. I love taking one of my gathering baskets and filling it with local produce. Don't forget your sunhat,sunglasses, and sunscreen. Since I had skin cancer last year, I am especially careful. The top of the head is a very common place for skin cancers to appear. This is a vintage hand painted hat that was my mom's.
There is always so much to choose from, so I have to really restrain myself as I am cooking for one now, and I have to watch my budget. I definitely don't want any of it to be wasted. I really get excited when the fresh peaches appear. I may or may not be addicted to these.
Okay, I admit that I may already be thinking about what I will be having for dinner tonight. Did I mention that I love summer?
Do you change your eating habits during the summer?