Fun and Fresh Summer Recipes

When I think of summer, I think of warm weather, relaxing at the pool, and delicious food!  One of my favorite things to do with my free time in the summer is make easy fresh recipes for me and my friends and family to enjoy.  Here are a few recipes that I will definitely be enjoying during the heat of summer!

1. Popsicles:  Popsicles are a classic, easy to make treat that everyone enjoys! Bigger, Bolder, Baking creator Gemma offers several recipes for delicious fresh popsicles that you can enjoy while you cool off from the summer sun! You can visit Gemma’s website here:

2. Acai Bowls:  A new fresh take on breakfast, acai bowls are easy to make and completely customizable for your tastes, making it a great breakfast on a lazy summer day.  Clean Eating magazine offers some recipes for acai bowl beginners and this fruit-based bowl is a delicious summer treat! Clean magazine’s acai recipe:

3. Summer Salads:  One of my favorite foods to eat during the summer is salad.  From the refreshing crisp lettuce, to the in season produce I add to the salad this versatile food can be done so many different ways!  Jessica Gavin offers 15 summer salad recipes here:

4. Pasta: Pasta is one of my favorite dishes year-round and in the summertime, family picnics with light pastas can be a fun way to celebrate the warmer weather! Food Network offers up a variety of recipes for anything from a dinner party to a fourth of July celebration! Food network recipes here:

I love summer foods because of how light and fresh they can be matching the fresh air and sunshine of the season! Whether you love to cook or not, these recipes can be a fun way to experiment with food and a fun way to spend time with friends or family!