I'm sure you've heard of the saying "eat three square meals a day," but I definitely prefer five square meals as an athlete! I need breakfast, lunch, and dinner plus at least two solid snacks to keep me going throughout the whole day. Here are some of my recent eats and new recipes!
Breakfast: My go-to is still oatmeal, and I love overnight oats on hot summer mornings. Today's breakfast was overnight oats with greek yogurt, cinnamon, blueberries, raspberries, oat squares, and granola. There is some peanut butter hidden in there too.
Lunch: I made a farro salad to have for lunches this week, and it was delicious. I added cucumber and tomatoes from the garden plus green pepper, spinach, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), and feta cheese. The dressing was a homemade apple cider vinaigrette (olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and dijon mustard). I topped this serving with some leftover shredded chicken for extra protein, but it was great without it too.
I also made a three bean salad (recipe here) last week for lunches. I don't have a picture, but it was really good too! A great way to use up some green beans, and I loved the addition of the fresh herbs. I substituted red wine vinegar for the sherry vinegar. It was very easy, and I plan to make it again next week!
Dinner: Last night I made coconut chicken curry with broccoli and served it over brown rice. It was delicious with just the right amount of spice. I followed this recipe, but used olive oil instead of coconut oil and left out the sugar.
Snacks: Berries are everywhere these days! The black raspberries are fading away, but our raspberries are plentiful. We also went blueberry picking last weekend. I wish berries were abundant and tasted this good year-round!
Our other new snack is homemade pickles! We have way too many cucumbers in garden, so I found this recipe to make pickles. They are so easy and don't require any fancy canning. I left out the onion because I am an onion hater :) I highly recommend the recipe if you ever want to try making your own pickles.
What are your favorite eats this summer?