Summer is here which means longer days and lighter meals. Today I share meal ideas and recipes you can enjoy this summer and all year round on ABC Tampa’s Morning Blend.
Grilled corn on the cob is a summer grilling essential
Dandy offers pre-shucked, ready to cook Tray Pack Sweet Corn for time saving convenience – the perfect addition to your summer bbq. Dandy takes care to grow and harvest the best sweet corn of the season from their farms in Florida, Georgia, and Michigan and choose not to use any type of genetically modified seed or crop to grow their sweet corn. Besides Corn on the cob 3 ways, there are a number of ways you can prep and use fresh corn from corn and peach bruschetta toast and sweet corn couscous to super sweet corn gelato. You can find these recipes and cooking tips at dudafresh.com.
Make healthy summer meals easy by keeping pre-made plant-based options on hand.
Tattooed Chef is all about “more plants, less prep!” Their goal is to make plant based eating more inclusive and simple by creating flavorful, healthier, easy to prepare and affordable food options. In fact, in just two years, they have become the #2 most popular plant based frozen food brand. Tattooed Chef Smoothie Bowls are the perfect snack-on-the-go for summer days. Simply pack them in a cooler to take to the beach and they’re defrosted and ready-to-eat by the time you are ready for a refreshing treat. If you’re hosting friends for a picnic or a backyard movie, grab Tattooed Chef’s Mexican style Street Corn or 2-Cheese Pizza for an easy, delicious spread, ready in minutes. You can find the Tatooed Chef plant based meals locally at Publix, Target and Winn Dixie.
Buitoni has collaborated with Impossible Foods to offer two Ravioli varieties including Impossible Beef Made from Plants and Italian Sausage made from plants. Both include a three-cheese blend of ricotta, Grana Padano and Parmesan for a delicious family-friendly dinner. The new ravioli reflects how Americans will be eating in 2022 and beyond, giving consumers the same delicious satisfaction as they would in enjoying traditional ravioli, but with a plant-based meat and dairy cheese filling. With just a 6-minute cook time, it makes for a quick week night meal and a delicious way to include plant protein. You can find Buitoni Ravioli with Impossible in the refrigerated pasta area of the dairy section of your local Publix.
Cheers to summer with a low sugar wine spritzer
These are made with FitVine Wine who offers lower sugar, full-alcohol wines for people who want adult beverages that taste good AND fit their lifestyle. Their Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir are perfect for summer sipping, adding to sangria or this wine spritzer. Start by making strawberry ice cubes. Add to a pitcher with sliced citrus, Pour 1 bottle of FitVine Pinot grigio into a pitcher and top with 1 bottle of sparkling water. FitVine Wine is the Official Wine of the Professional Pickleball Association Tour. After some (friendly) competition, cool down and celebrate this fantastic sport with a refreshing glass of delicious, low-sugar wine.You can purchase FitVine Wine online at fitvinewine.com and use their store locator to find the nearest store to you.