Some ideas to keep temperatures at bay, to stay healthy and keep fit
Fresh foods, prepared with little fat and perhaps with less invasive cooking: summer is also this, the desire for true, genuine flavors, cooked in a simple way. For this the first summer dishes they should be so delicious, but also light and low-calorie, to satisfy you without weighing you down. Seasonings made of vegetables, even raw, or fish, fresh and tasty: the combinations are endless to bring to the table a nutritious dish and digestible at the same time. Creams, pastas, salads, vegetable puddings, are all dishes indicated for one light but full of taste lunch break.
First summer dishes: rice? Better whole
Do you want to try to love yourself for once? And then if it's cold it's good, get ready brown rice instead of the refined one. It keeps all the nutrients that are good for our health and for the first summer dishes is ideal. Topped with a vegetable brunoise or with chicken and cashew nuts or again with shrimp and avocado, the brown rice is a condensed fiber and vitamins able to satiate without giving a feeling of weight.
First summer dishes: pasta but also barley, spelled and quinoa
Get out of your comfort zone and dare, at least in summer, experimenting with cereals (and not, like quinoa), which you have never cooked. Barley and spelled first, but then also quinoa and amaranth, so rich in vitamins and minerals. They are perfect seasoned with lots of vegetables like peppers, aubergines, tomatoes and zucchini, or with crustaceans and molluscs, such as scampi and squid. They are prepared in a short time and are perfect because they maintain consistency and taste even for several days.
First summer dishes … yes, even salads!
With tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and all the tastiest vegetables these months can offer, salads they are a dish always very appreciated, and for the freshness that distinguishes them, and for their content of calories, always reduced compared to other dishes. The important thing is to enrich them with some tasty ingredient, to give that extra touch that never hurts: a spoonful of buffalo stracciatella, some seed rich in antioxidants and fibers, a exotic fruit, of the smoked fish.