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Meal prep tips for the late summer season


Late summer is the perfect time to enjoy fresh produce and to simplify your cooking to enjoy the last of the warm weather. Packaged foods can help you cut steps out of the cooking process and make it easier to eat well. Here are some tips to trim down your time in the kitchen this season. 

Prep sides ahead of time

Prep veggie-based and grain-based cold sides ahead of time to make meals easier the rest of the week. Simply pull your sides out for mealtime and add a grilled meat or salad kit to avoid heating up your house and to make clean up a breeze. Whether you’re throwing a party or just plan on grilling for your family all week, having sides ready to go makes mealtime a lot easier. Remember, doubling recipes cuts effort. Repurpose leftovers by adding vegetables, whole grains, or proteins to turn a side dish into a meal for another day.  

Here are some make ahead side dish recipes for inspiration. 

Cook proteins to perfection

Tired of your meats, poultry, and fish drying out when you cook or grill? Use these tips to get the texture and taste you crave:

Tasty Pulled Pork

Let fruits and veggies take center stage

Fruits and veggies are always delicious, but they’re easy to enjoy warm or chilled when the weather is hot. Try these tips to keep fruits and veggies convenient and flavorful:

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Coconut Cauliflower Tacos
Vegetarian Spring Rolls with Salty Cashew Carrot Ginger Dipping Sauce

Stay cool with smoothies

When it’s too hot to turn anything on, you can pair your smoothie with a sandwich, wrap, or salad. Try these smoothies.

Strawberry Mango Ginger Smoothie                                   

Rethink your drink

Staying hydrated is important, especially when it is hot outside. Make the most of your beverage choices with these suggestions:

Strawberry Cucumber Fizz

We hope that these tips help you stay cool and eat well this summer with less effort. Want more tips? Check out Eat well, cook less this summer.


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