Thursday, June 25, 2015

SalleeShares - Cool Food

Been at the pool, or outside working and feel too hot to eat? Chill down with some cool food! Try these five cool foods and lemon water the next time you are going to be out in the summer heat.  

1. Melon Balls
Use a melon ball tool and fill a bowl to the brim with melon balls to keep chilling in the 'frig. For an appetizing bowl - Mix watermelon, cantaloup, and honey dew melons. You can freeze the melon balls and eat them frozen, too! A super light alternative to ice cream. 

2. Mini Pops
Turn fruit juices and instant pudding into mini pops. Simply pour them into an ice cube tray and place a stick - a round wood toothpick, a short skewer, or a craft stick -  into each compartment. The sticks do not have to be straight up and down. Be adventurous!

3. Lemon Water
Keep lemon water in the refrigerator. Create your lemon water by adding about a tablespoon of juice to each quart of water. Add more if you love the taste of tart lemon.
4. Tropical Fruit Salad 
 I love eating tropical fruit salad! Combine a can of drained, tropical fruit mix and a can of drained, mandarin oranges. Add about a quarter cup of flaked coconut, and 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Stir lightly and refrigerate. Feeling adventurous? Sprinkle lightly with one of the following: dried ginger, cinnamon, garam masala, nutmeg, or mace 

5. Veggie Sticks 
Cut celery stalks and carrots into sticks. Keep the sticks in a container in the refrigerator.

6. Grammy's Chicken Salad 
My favorite, chicken salad! Finely chop left over chicken in the food processor, mini-food chopper, or by hand. Add thinly sliced celery, sweet pickle relish, and just enough mayonnaise to hold it together. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cool in the refrigerator. Serve on a bed of mixed salad greens.