How To Stay Cool For The Summer

Summer is here!! I hope you’re just as excited as I am. This is my favorite season — are you kidding me? Pool parties, summer cocktails, weekend trips, beach days, the adventures are endless. I know it’s not the same as when we were children and we had those three months of vacation to which to look forward, but summer is still such a happy season. I have the best memories of camping trips and family vacations.

Although summer is my favorite season and I love warm weather, there are still those super hot days when you don’t feel like cooking. Who wants to slave over a hot stove in sticky weather? This is the best time to whip up some cool snacks and/or meals and take them to the beach or the park for a picnic. My favorite go-to salad so far is a Strawberry Poppyseed salad from a local cafe, but I put together one of my own that is just as good! (promise):

Spinach Leaves
Walnuts or Sliced Almonds
1/4 cup chopped strawberries
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing or Poppyseed Dressing

Mix them all together in a plastic bowl and enjoy with a piece of french bread!

Great, now my mouth is watering. I hope yours is too. What are your favorite recipes that work for keeping you and your family cool during the summer? Comment to share or post on our Facebook page. We’d love to hear from you!

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