November 12, 2019

It's In The Bag - An Unmistakably Weis blog on food and life

Cool Summer Breeze

POSTED BY | POSTED IN Healthy Bites Articles | POSTED ON 7-2-2015

spicy_watermelontomato_gazpachoWatch-the-video-button2-300x631When the summer heat sizzles, keep your kitchen cool and meals simple with no-cook pantry and refrigerator staples.

A Slice of Summer

Nothing keeps you cool like a refreshing wedge of watermelon. Made up of 92 percent water, watermelon is great for hydration too! Like cucumber, radishes, tomatoes and strawberries that also have a high water content, watermelon is satisfying, yet low in calories with just 45 calories per cup. While watermelon is often paired with sweet ingredients in beverages or desserts, its flavor is also a delicious match for savory ingredients like those in our chilled Spicy Watermelon-Tomato Gazpacho.

Pantry Must-Haves

Quick and easy no-cook summer meals are a breeze with a well-stocked pantry. Stock up on versatile recipe-ready ingredients like canned beans, tuna and chicken and Furmano’s® Tomatoes. Since 1921, this family-owned and operated tomato grower and packer has been producing sweet, summer-ripe tasting tomatoes that are canned within hours of harvesting. Their newest varieties take it up a notch with Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies, Chili Style Diced Tomatoes and Salsa Style Petite Diced Tomatoes with Spicy Green Chilies and Lime. All three are the perfect solution for homemade salsas, chilled soups and salads.

Cool Drinks

Hot summer days call for cold drinks and desserts. Cool and creamy smoothies are a cinch to make with your favorite blend of seasonal fruits and veggies, milk or yogurt and a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg. Or for a faster, no-fuss option, grab a ready-to-drink Dannon® Light & Fit® Protein Shake. Each portable 10-ounce shake is fat free and has 12 grams of appetite-pleasing protein, five grams of fiber and just 140 calories. They come in luscious flavors like Strawberry, Vanilla, Banana and Mixed Berry.

Skinny Dip

Make hummus your go-to for outdoor summer entertaining. Hummus is a savory dip made with chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and tahini (ground sesame seed paste) that has a smooth texture and distinctive flavor. Unlike many classic party dips, hummus is packed with good-for-you fats, protein and fiber. Every bowl of Tribe® Hummus is made in small batches to ensure quality flavor and texture every time. Beyond dipping carrots, sugar snap peas, bell pepper strips and pita chips, hummus can be used as a healthful sandwich spread, the base for easy homemade salad dressings or the filling for deviled eggs. Explore all of their culinary flavors including Classic, Everything, Sweet Roasted Red Pepper and special Limited Batch.

Sun-Brewed Tea

Sun-brewed tea captures the essence of the summer sunshine in a glass of iced tea. To make, start with a clean glass jar or pitcher. Add about five ounces of fresh, filtered water for every one Tetley® Green Tea or new Green Tea with Lemon tea bag. Then loosely cover and place in a sunny spot for three to five hours until tea reaches the desired strength. Chill immediately or pour over ice and serve with a garnish of fresh mint, berries or honey for added flavor. Experts suggest sipping freshly-brewed tea over bottled versions to reap the most antioxidant benefits.



Powered by Facebook Comments


take me to Healthy Bites Recipes

take me to the Weis Recipe Archives




Powered by Facebook Comments

Customer Service

Call 1-866-999-9347 and select option 5 for assistance

Connect with us