June seems to have gone by really quickly for me. Since I’m still taking summer classes, I haven’t really gotten into the summer time swing of things yet. However, there are some foods (and drinks) that I know will help me get there.
1. Lemonade. I don’t even know what to say about this one. Personally, I think a slightly tart glass of lemonade on day with a high above 80 degrees is just the ultimate.
2. Strawberries. These are my summer fruit of choice. I don’t know if it’s because they have negative calories (as in it takes more to digest them than they have), or if it’s just because they taste so much fresher during the summer, but they’re pretty much a constant in my diet from the months of June to August.
3.Iced Tea. I’m a tea over coffee girl myself, so depending on how you feel, you could substitute this for iced coffee. Regardless, it always makes me excited when I get to trade out the white hot Starbucks cup for the clear cold one.
4. Pasta salad. When it’s hot and gross out, I tend to shy away from foods that are also hot and gross. Enter the pasta salad. It’s the ideal meal for summer because you can throw in any meat and veggies you want- so you’re getting all the food groups in a chilly and efficient way!
5. BBQ. The summer barbecue is so emblematic of summer that one company has even bottled its scent. There are few foods I love more in the summer than BBQ pulled pork sandwich, so I totally get where they’re coming from.
What are your favorite summer foods, Lovelies? Any of these 5 got you salivating?