We are in the hottest months of summer and in addition to dips on the beach or in the pool, food is a great ally to combat high temperatures. Fruits and vegetables are especially important for children since, in addition to providing vitamins and minerals, they contribute to their hydration. So that you can help your sons and daughters to eat healthy with fresh summer recipes for boys and girls, in this post we give you several simple ideas that you can do with them.
Summer Recipe Ideas For The Whole Family
To achieve rich, healthy and nutritious dishes for the whole family, you just need a little imagination, these are the summer recipes that we propose:
The watermelon gazpacho is a good option for boys and girls who are getting used to new flavors. Neither garlic nor pepper is used for its preparation and you will love the sweet taste of watermelon. To make it you will need: 2 ripe tomatoes, ¼ of a watermelon, half a cucumber, 50 grams of stale bread, a jet of cold water, 100 ml of extra virgin olive oil, salt and a little vinegar (you can use apple vinegar to make it less strong). The first thing is to peel the cucumber and remove the rind from the watermelon, as well as the seeds. We put all the ingredients in the glass of the blender or in the kitchen robot and beat. Next, we pass everything through a strainer to remove the skins and seeds from the tomato and let it cool in the fridge.
Russian Pasta Salad.
Children tend to like pasta a lot, so in this recipe the traditional potato is substituted for pasta, it can be sharks or macaroni, for example. The ingredients you will need are the following: 200 grams of pasta, 2 carrots, 100 grams of frozen peas, a can of tuna, 8 cooked prawns, 1 egg and a jar of light mayonnaise. The first thing is to cook the pasta following the manufacturer’s instructions. You also have to cook the egg. Next, we put all the ingredients in a salad bowl with a couple of tablespoons of mayonnaise and mix. You can do it in advance and let it cool in the fridge.
Avocados Stuffed With Salmon.
It is a very simple and nutritious recipe. To make it you will need: 2 ripe avocados, 180 grams of smoked salmon, 2 eggs, 2 carrots, and tablespoons of mayonnaise, 1 shallot, chives, salt, and pepper. These are the steps to prepare the recipe: cook the carrot, peeled and cut into pieces together with the egg. Finely chop the egg, carrot and shallot. Open the avocados and remove the pit. Add salt, pepper and oil over the avocado and finally add the egg, carrot, shallot and salmon in small pieces. To decorate, just a little chopped chives are enough.
It is a very easy to make and nutritious recipe. You will need: fresh spinach sprouts, 4 wild asparagus, 2 mangoes, roasted chicken in strips (you can buy it done and chop it), Parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar cream, pepper and salt. To start, you will need to pour a little oil into a frying pan to make the asparagus. They will be ready when you notice them tender. For the sauce you will have to peel and chop a mango, puree it with the mixer and add olive oil and pepper. As for the salad, in a bowl mix the strips of the other mango, the roast chicken and the asparagus. Next, top with the Parmesan cheese flakes and the mango sauce that you prepared earlier.
The orange salad is a nutritious and refreshing dessert that the little ones in the house are sure to like. The ingredients are as follows: 1 grapefruit, 1 orange, 1 blood orange, 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt, ¼ cup of orange juice , 1 tablespoon of honey and 3 mint leaves. The preparation is very simple: peel all the citrus fruits and cut them into thin slices. Place them on a plate. In a bowl mix the yogurt, honey and orange juice and pour the mixes over the oranges. To decorate, just a few mint leaves.
Fruit kabobs are a fun way for your sons and daughters to eat a variety of fruits. You can use whatever fruits you have, for example: kiwis, strawberries, bananas,
oranges and apples. Simply wash and peel the fruit that has skin and cut it into medium pieces. Next, place the pieces of fruit on the wooden sticks and you have a quick, healthy and fresh dessert.
What is more refreshing in summer than a lolly or ice cream? In this case we propose some summer recipes that do not fail, your sons and daughters will love: fruit popsicles. You can use many combinations like watermelon and orange and melon and yogurt, for example. For the latter you will only need 1 natural yogurt, 400 grams of melon, popsicle molds and wooden sticks. The first thing is to cut the melon, remove the seeds and the skin and crush it with the mixer, then add the yogurt and mix with the mixer. Finally, you fill the molds with the mixture, place the wooden sticks and let them cool in the freezer until they are solid.