In the summer, cooling drinks are essential! This blueberry ginger limeade is an especially delicious drink to cool off with on the patio! It contains no refined sugar so it is healthier than most store bought drinks, and it is pretty simple to make!
It can be fun to make your own popsicles at home, and it is also heathier because you can make them delicious without loading them with sugar. These ones feature flavorful organic berries and smooth coconut milk for a refreshing and heavenly combination!
Potato salad is a summer picnic staple! This version contains no eggs or dairy but is still every bit as delicious as the classic potato salad everyone grew up eating. It is easy to make and perfect for bringing to a picnic!
I love a good fruit shortcake in the summer! Strawberry is the most popular, but blueberries are delicious in a shortcake as well! This one uses home made biscuits, and blueberries cooked to sweet perfection along with vegan coconut whipped cream for a delicious combination! It is the perfect way to showcase those Summer blueberries!
One of my all time favorite things to make for dinner is burrito bowls! They have all of the deliciousness of a burrito with no rolling required! Also, they are a healthy option that is satisfying and packed full of flavor. I like to make a double batch of this recipe and prep all of the ingredients so I can have easy meals for the next few days!
I love a good chili! It is something I can make a big pot of and enjoy for a few days and it only gets better as it sits overnight. This one uses different types of green peppers, along with white beans and corn and it is not only beautiful to look at but really delicious and good for you as well! It also happens to be gluten free and vegan. This is perfect paired with corn bread!
Simple refreshing salads are my favorite in the summer! This one features heirloom tomatoes and watermelon which are at their most flavorful this time of year! It comes together in about 5 minutes and it makes the perfect side dish for your picnic or BBQ! Not only that, it is beautiful, delicious and healthy too!
I love making my own hummus at home because I can make a different flavor every time! One of my favorites is a roasted beet hummus. I roast the beet until it is tender then blend it up with classic hummus ingredients and it is delicious! This is healthy too and the perfect thing to enjoy with veggies or crackers for dipping or spread on your sandwich!
I like to make soups featuring veggies that are available for the current season. This one features ramps, leeks and asparagus, a seasonal twist on the classic bean soup minestrone. This is hearty, healthy and delicious, perfect served with a piece of crusty sour dough bread on the side!
When it comes to fries, potato and sweet potato are common, but carrots also make really good fries! I like to toss them with spices, roast until they are sweet and tender and then serve them with hummus for dipping. It is so good, and carrots are packed with nutrients and fiber!