5 Healthy Summer Food Trends
As the July heat bears down, you may be thinking about baring more skin
and eating skinnier meals. Several food trends have made the rounds on
social media, but only some of them count as healthier for your body.
Here are some seasonable and good-for-you food ideas and recipes you’ll
want to try:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar’s sour flavor from acetic acid helps you eat
less and stay more satisfied, according to Eatingwell.com. Many companies
are selling apple cider vinegar tonics. Try making this
apple cider vinegar tonic yourself to save money.
These little energy bites packed with protein can contain peanut butter,
oats or granola, ground flax seed, chia seeds and honey. And they are
“quick and convenient,” according to CNBC.
Try this recipe by Melissa Griffith of the blog,
Bless this Mess.
What it is: a mossy green powder made from ground green tea leaves that
have higher levels of antioxidants than brewed green tea. It contains
the amino acid L-Theanine, which boosts energy levels without the jitters
of caffeine. It can be made into sweet and creamy healthful
latte, blended into frozen
yogurt pops or sprinkled on top of desserts such as these
dark chocolate matcha date bars.
This super trendy Hawaiian specialty, pronounced “po-kay,”
comes with cubed, fresh seafood (often raw ahi tuna or cooked octopus)
mixed with soy sauce, green onions and sesame oil. Eating poke will only
cost you 150 calories, 5 grams of fat, and 24 grams of protein, according
to Mindbodygreen.com. You can find poke bowls at
Poke Bros. in Newark or Wilmington or make it yourself
Farro is an ancient Middle Eastern grain rich in fiber and protein and
nutrients like magnesium and iron, according to the
Dr. Axe website
. It is sold in a dried form in most supermarkets and can be cooked in
water until soft and chewy. You can prepare it with simple seasonings,
make it into
in place of arborio rice, cook and chill it for
or eat it as a
sweet breakfast bowl
with milk, yogurt or cream and topped with honey and nuts.