It's June, which means summer is in full swing! Here in Indiana, it's pushing 80, 90 degrees today which mean sun, pools, and popsicles are all in season. One of my favorite things about summer (and every season) is, of course, the food.
Summer is full of delicious fruits and vegetables, which means fresh and filling foods. And I'm not afraid to sneak a little dessert in there sometimes either! This list will make sure you're never stuck with what to make for dinner. Without further ado, here are six mouth-watering recipes you have to make this summer.
Energy bites, or power balls, are the perfect sweet pick-me-ups after a summer hike or swim. They're healthy too, with honey as a natural sweetener and ingredients like oats and chia seeds. Make them in advance then refrigerate or freeze them to save time. Either way, you won't be able to resist popping a few in your mouth as you head out the door!
In summer, we're all trying to stay healthy but also find recipes that will fuel all your summer activities. This is the perfect mix, complete with fresh veggies that will please the pickiest salad eater. This salad has vegetables, shredded chicken, soft-boiled eggs, and a fresh pesto dressing. I used a rotisserie chicken, which made it pretty easy, and fresh basil from our garden to make the pesto. It ended up being filling, yummy, and even a little Italian.
Earl Grey is one of my favorite teas, so of course, I had to make these granola bars. You can taste the aromatic Earl Grey flavor by using teabags you already have. These granola bars also have white chocolate chips, coconut oil, oats, and a little lemon flavor. Easy to take on the go, yet more sophisticated than Chewy granola bars, these snacks will have you coming back for seconds.
Dreaming of Texas Roadhouse? I sure am. We live so close to our Texas Roadhouse, on windy days we can sometimes smell the aroma of steak from our house. Yum...
I knew I had to try to make them, so I went on a hunt for the best dinner rolls. These rolls are light, fluffy, and melt in your mouth. My family couldn't get enough of them.
They're also easier to make than you would think, with ingredients you normally have on hand and only a 15-minute cook time.
The cinnamon butter really made these rolls amazing. I made them in advance (check out the recipe...it's super easy!) and just chilled the butter until ready for serving. The results was sweet, buttery rolls.
I've always loved almond extract flavored desserts. Almond extract just smells so good to me and seems to pair well like light, fluffy desserts like these almond cupcakes. From one of my favorite bloggers, Stuck on Sweet, these cupcakes are light and delicious, especially when paired with the silky buttercream. They're the perfect thing for summer afternoons.
These Girl Scout copycats are amazing and addictive. Coconut, caramel, and chocolate? Yes, please. The base is a simple, buttery shortbread cookie, topped with caramel and coconut, and drizzled with extra-rich chocolate. Careful...it's very easy to want to eat them all yourself.
Thanks for reading! What are some of your favorite summer recipes? I'm also always big on homemade popsicles, especially these coconut ones. Let me know in the comments. Ciao, Zoe.
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