Summer is nearly here! Even to this day, I still get a giddy feeling when school gets out for summer. The days are longer, people are friendlier and beach days are on the horizon.
This summer, I am excited for friends and family to visit from California and host summer soirees out on the porch. We just put up the string lights, which means the warm-weather season is underway!
I am so excited to share these fresh, simple meals to kick off the summer on a light and nutritious note. Even the most inexperienced cook can whip up fresh and flavorful meals using one of my favorite secret ingredients – rice vinegar!
NAKANO Rice Vinegar is the perfect ingredient when you’re looking to elevate your favorite Asian dishes right in your own kitchen with minimal calories. I really enjoy using NAKANO, which has no more than six simple, recognizable ingredients and is available in eight versatile flavors, including Organic Natural Rice Vinegar, Roasted Garlic Seasoned Rice Vinegar and the new, delectable Toasted Sesame.
However, what I love most about NAKANO is each rice vinegar is packed with delicious flavor. In fact, they have been making rice vinegars since 1804 and perfecting their legacy for over 200 years with unique, contemporary ingredients.
I’ve created three crowd-pleasing meals that are sure to impress your friends and family this summer, all under 350 calories per serving! They are made with fresh, in-season vegetables including carrots, zucchini and beets, lean and vegetarian protein options including chicken and tofu, along with mouthwatering marinades and sauces made with NAKANO Rice Vinegars to add a splash of flavor you won’t feel guilty about.
What’s great about these dishes, is that they can be personalized to your guests’ preferences. While I enjoy eating more plant-based meals, I know that my boyfriend can’t live without a meat option.
If you make these fresh, new recipes, be sure to share them with me on Instagram and head over to NAKANOFlavors.com for more recipe inspiration for your next awe-inspiring summer meal. Also be sure to look for NAKANO Rice Vinegar in the vinegar aisle at your local grocer.
This post is sponsored by NAKANO® Rice Vinegar.