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It’s here. Today is the official start of summer vacation for my kids. The school year is hectic, and we’re glad to finally get a break from the schoolwork and activities but we keep pretty busy in summer too.
And summer brings its own challenges. Trying to squeeze out all of the fun in two and a half months is no easy feat! Food is another. We do a lot of am food prep when we are beach bound or having a picnic in the park. It’s hot out, there are diets to consider, the list of obstacles goes on and on.
Here’s a list of our favorite foods for summer.
Mama Mancini's Meatballs
I like to make my own meatballs, but who wants to turn the oven on for an hour on a 90 degree day? Nobody. I love Mama Mancini's meatballs - the beef especially. They are fully cooked and ready to be reheated on the stove top or in the slow cooker. Perfect for summer! $7; Mama Mancini
La Brea Flatbread Crisps
These delicious crisps are twice baked to achieve the perfect crunch. We enjoy eating them straight out of the bag or dipped in hummus or a soft cheese and as a salad topping. $3.99; La Brea
Everything you want in a jerky and nothing you don't. Made of premium grass-fed beef and free-range turkey raised with no added hormones or antibiotics. These 100 calorie packs are great for those low-carbers or paleo eaters. They are gluten, nitrite and GMO free and can be kept in your car or beach bag.$20 for 5 packs; Amazon
StarKist Salmon Creations
Sick and tired of the same old pj&j and turkey sandwich? We love this premium skinless, boneless, and 100% Wild Caught Pink Salmon seasoned by flavor and packed in no-drain, fresh pouches. It’s easy to take this natural source of Omega-3s anywhere and eat anytime. Enjoy on a salad, in a sandwich, on crackers, or right from the pouch! Great on a hot day when you don't want to eat anything hot. $2; Walmart
Skylar Rae® Cherries
One of our favorite fruits of summer and we love them sweet! Skylar Rae® is the sweetest cherry available. They have a glowing orange-red complexion, incredible firmness, and high sugars for a candy-like flavor. Yum!
Folios Cheese Wraps!
This is one of the most exciting things we've seen in a long time, especially as we prepare for a low carb diet. If you find yourself missing bread and sandwiches, you'll love these cheese wraps, made of all natural, part-skim cheese, that is carb and gluten free plus high in protein. Available in Parmesan, Cheddar and Vermont Buttery Cheese. $6.99; Folios
We love these souffles! They are so easy to pop into the microwave for a quick yet hearty breakfast. Garden Lites uses 11 different veggies to craft the perfect Roasted Vegetable Souffle. We don't have the time nor patience to attempt something like that on our own on a busy summer morning. $5; Garden Lites
We have been fans of VitaTop for years. You get the best part of a healthy muffin without a side order of guilt. These vitalicious muffins and desserts use only clean and simple ingredients, are low in calorie and high in fiber. The perfect combo for summer dieters and healthy eaters! $5; Vitalicious
Such a great list for the summer time. I’d love to try all these–one-by-one ;) Thanks for sharing.
Terri Beavers says
I’d like to try all of these summertime foods. I’d start with the salmon because we eat a lot of it around here for health benefits.
The flat bread crisps really look interesting. I would also love to try the salmon. My husband would be pleasantly surprised with his lunch when I make him a salmon sandwich. :)
Kita Bryant says
Think Jerky is amazing. I can’t find it much around me but when I do find it, I grab it up!
I’m not going to lie, I haven’t tried any of the items that you mention on this list. Some of them sound interesting and similar to things my family enjoys so maybe I will give them a try!
Maurene Cab says
Wow! This is a great list of summertime food. The kids would surely love that meatball food.
I want to try those Vitatops Muffins. Every time I hear about them, I think of Gilmore Girls and how they just wanted to eat the muffin tops, not the bottoms.
We love the Starkist tuna packs for a quick on the go lunch! I will have to try some of these other snacks soon!
Summer is always a time which holds the promise of lots of fun. Reading your post brought back fond memories of Summer vacations when my mom used to pamper us with goodies. Now I realize how taxing it is to dish up something new and innovative for the hungry kids. Your list is definitely a godsend.
Neha Saini says
I love La Brea Flatbread Crisps. La Brea Bakery opens Flatbread Crisps baking facility in Swedesboro, New Jersey in order to keep up with demand for its 35 varieties of artisan breads. Smoked paprika gives these unique flatbread crisps rich, smoky depth. Twice baked to achieve the perfect crunch; enjoy straight out of the bag or pair with your favorite dip, tossed in a salad or paired with cheese and wine.