When the summer months begin, you will find an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables you can use to feed your family. You can even toss aside the canned goods and go for homegrown ingredients.
If you have planted a garden and have gotten your kids to help pick the harvest, what can you make with the bounty? Summer offers many opportunities to try new flavors. Here are four great, healthy recipes to try with your kids in the summer.
Corn on the Cob
Corn is a classic meal for the summertime. Corn on the cob is fun to eat, but it's also fun to watch grow! Plant a crop of corn in your garden and wait for the vegetables to be ready. When you pick them, roast them in the oven and enjoy with butter. It’s a treat that can be eaten outdoors as well as in the house!
Have you ever thought of making pizza for dessert instead of dinner? It'll feed an entire family while also satisfying your family’s sweet tooth! Create this treat using cookie dough instead of pizza crust. Spread whipped cream on the baked cookie dough and arrange your favorite fruits as toppings.
This pizza will disappear fast, and there won't be leftovers. It's a great idea for a treat to take to a friend's house, too.
Everyone likes dinner prepared on the grill. Make the most of your time outside by making grilled cheeseburgers, using fresh meat and cheese. The key to preparing delicious cheeseburgers is to use quality ingredients. Finding some fresh cheese will certainly make a difference when preparing meals.
Take some time to look for some Kaiser buns to ensure that the patty’s flavor is properly absorbed. Kaiser buns are especially versatile and can be used for more than just burgers. Homemade burgers are always more filling than those you get in restaurants, so dish them out while your kids make happy memories!
Italian Ice Pops
A good dessert is everyone’s favorite part of the meal. Instead of buying popsicles from the store, make them at home. Following the Italian ice pop recipe, create a dessert using fresh fruit juice. It will be perfect for a hot day, packed with flavor you won’t find at the store!
Making food in the summer requires creativity, but can be a lot of fun if you know where to start. Step one is to choose fresh vegetables and fruit flavors–then add a side dish of great memories.
Don’t forget you can also use these recipes in the winter when you’re tired of soups and stews!