Summer time easy lunches & snacks

You might have noticed by now that my theme for the summer – especially for lunches is EASY and healthy.

Need some inspiration?  Here are a few of my fave lunches (old fave’s that you may have forgotten about)  – simple nothing fancy just easy and tasty.

Tuna and Tomato

Tuna – mixed with 1 TB olive oil , half fat mayo, pepper, a touch of salt and red onion and a tomato sliced.

Calories: 280.4  Fat: 5.8 (Saturated .6), Cholesterol: 54.5 mg

How about Hard Boiled egg (boil up a few and keep them in the fridge for handy snacks or lunches), on rye toast with tomatoes.

Calories 191, Fat 9.5 (saturated 2.2g)  Cholesterol: 212.0 mg

 

 

Fresh Spinachwith some strawberries  (buy local!!!)   and a hard boiled egg (to cut the fat and cholesterol – just use the white only) and top with some balsamic vinegar.  Calories 104, Fat 5.7 (Saturated 1.6g) Cholesterol: 212 m

 

Red Clover Limonade!

My new favorite summer drink is Red Clover Limonade!  Thanks to my local  organic produce supplier  @svetecfarms  for the red clover and the recipe! I will never look at a field of red clover and wonder what the heck to do with it again!

I changed it up a little because I started making it and then realized I had no lemons (a little difficult to make lemonade without lemons!)  so I substituted limes instead – next time I would add orange slices with the strawberries  too!

Here’s the recipe!

(makes about 8 c)

2 Quarts red clover blooms (disregard the leaves and stems) (about 8 cups)

8 cups water

1/2 c honey

1 c sliced strawberries

1/2 c fresh squeezed lime juice.

Step 1.  Remove stems from red clover blooms

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2.  Boil in water for 5-7 min.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3.  Strain blooms from water, add honey.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4 – Add strawberries  and fresh lime juice (this is where I would add orange slices as well next time).

 

 

 

 

Step 5 – Stir, and refrigerate until cold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 6 – Serve! Enjoy!  YUM!!! A great change from Iced Tea or regular Lemonade!

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