The summer months continue to be my favorite time of the year, as for me it allots more time to cook and explore with fun recipes! I love all of the summer eats and treats that are posted on Pinterest, Facebook, and other outlets of social media. Many friends of mine share their infamous yummy meals, and we try them out together. The summer months are the best for light, easy, and quick fun meals!
Tonight I was excited to get an evening workout in, and then prepare a good dinner. It was a spaghetti bake with vegetable noodles for a healthier option. The ingredients consisted of:
- ground turkey (seasoned well)
- cut up pieces of kielbasa (can be turkey)
- Italian sausage
- Vegetable spaghetti noodles
- cut up red peppers
- yellow peppers
- green peppers
- Rosemary and garlic sauce
- Italian sausage sauce
- tomato paste
- at least 4 seasonings, including olive oil and Italian seasoning
- Topped with your favorite parmesan cheese (or none)
This meal should be prepared in at least 3 separate pots/pans, and then combined into one pot. It makes for a great meal for a couple of days! If you are like me, for my household I like to cook meals that can last at least a couple of nights (I love some leftovers!) and not cook everyday. Top this meal off with a baby spinach and spring mixed salad with olives, and Caesar dressing (or dressing of choice! A great balsamic can go well here too), then serve up for everyone to enjoy. A slice of garlic toast goes well with this meal also, but that is where I try to cut back on the complex carbs.
Here is a list from ‘Delish’ of 75 amazing summer recipes to try out…
So what are you favorite summer recipes to prepare? Share away!