Hot Weather Meal Strategies

Home Improvement

I find myself losing my appetitie in the summer because it is so hot here in Texas! I find that I want to eat lighter meals more often rather than heavy meals in larger quanities like I do in the winter months.  So, the following are a few tips

that might help you also.  There is a great summer menu included that you might enjoy if it is as hot where you are as it is here at Possum Kingdom Lake! Blessings,  Sabrina

Hot Weather Meal Strategies

l Plan ahead. Make menus each week and stick to them.

l Use your freezer. Freeze meat in marinades, fresh fruit pieces for snacks and look for freezable dessert recipes.

l Cook with everything but the oven. Use your rice steamer, the crock pot, pressure cooker and your charcoal or gas grill.

l Don’t forget your microwave—they don’t heat up the kitchen the way ovens and stoves do.

l Take advantage of plentiful fresh produce.

l When you cook, make it count. Cook once, but plan to eat at least three times.

l Make use of pre-prepared foods.


Tuna Pasta Salad

1 cup light mayonnaise

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

1 tablespoon dill weed

12 ½ ounces tuna in water flaked and drained

1 cup shell pasta cooked and drained

1 cup frozen peas thawed

1/2 cup chopped celery

1/2 cup chopped red onion

First, make the dressing by combining first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; stir well and set aside. Combine remaining ingredients in a serving bowl and stir in dressing. Chill.