Eating foods in season is a great thing to consider.
There are a number of reasons why this is a good idea not just in the summer but also all year round. It means foods are cheaper as you avoid paying a premium for them being shipped long distances.
Seasonal foods are fresher and tend to be tastier and more nutritious as well.
For example, have a look at this list of UK Summer seasonal foods. There will be an equivalent list wherever you are.
Try something new or that you have not eaten in a while and incorporate it into a more familiar meal. For example if you normally eat chicken, why not try lamb, or replace you usual tuna steak with some sardines.
Everyone loves a Barbeque
Barbeques are the perfect activity as soon as the sun comes out and a great way to hang out with friends and family during the summer. Food on skewers is a fun and convenient way to cook.
Try these tasty combinations:
Firm white fish, cherry tomatoes and olives
Cubed lamb steaks, haloumi cubes and red onion
Fresh salmon, lime slices and cooked potato chunks
Marinated tofu, mushrooms and sliced courgette
Mini meatballs, tomato chunks, chunks of capsicum
Strawberries, nectarines and plums
Vegetables taste extra delicious when cooked on a barbeque so why not slice up some courgettes, capsicums, mushrooms, onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin, drizzling a little bit of olive oil over them and cooking them on a grill plate for 10-15 mins or until tender. Corn on the cob, garlic and asparagus also taste great barbequed!