Cool recipes for hot Summer days - Shop Savvy 23 November 2016

Summer weather is here and I wish I was at the beach.

Cooking can become a hard chore on hot days. Don't you think?
And to add to that, we are in the busy season planning for Christmas and New Years, and all the parties before, during, and after.

So let's keep everyday cooking cool and simple; nourishing and delicious but not complicated.

Here are some recipes for inspiration to keep you cool and nourished for the week:

Peach and Mint Iced Tea
Peach and Mint Iced TeaRecipe
Hot (and humid) days ask for refreshing iced tea!
Peaches are coming in to season too, so it's a nice way to bump up your fruit intake also.
Keep them chilled in the fridge ready for a quick after-school/work hydration.

Roasted Squash and Eggplant with Crispy Cabbage and Soba Noodles
roasted-squash-eggplant-crispy-cabbage-soba-noodles
Soba noodles have more fibre than other plain noodles thanks to the buckwheat flour.
These are great hot or cold and stock well in the fridge too, so you can make a batch for dinner and take left overs to school or work the next day.

Butternut Squash and Bean Tacos
butternut-squash-ean-tacos
Another butternut pumpkin recipe, just because both Coles and Woolworths are having a special on this week.
Tacos make a fun family meal and it's also a great way to enjoy more beans in everyday eating (did I mention that 2016 is the International Year of the Pulses?)

Chili Garlic Salmon and Broccoli Bowls
Lime- and Honey-Glazed Salmon with Basmati and Broccolini / Lisa HubbardThese Chili Garlic Salmon and Broccoli Bowls are packed with tangy Asian flavor, fresh broccoli and perfectly tender salmon! This is an easy and healthy weeknight dinner ready in under 20 minutes!
A quick and delicious weekday dinner.
Swap rice to Basmati rice for lower GI (slow energy release). Or for more fibre, swap to brown rice, quinoa, or barley.

5-Minute Frozen Yoghurt
5-Minute Healthy Greek Frozen Yogurt Recipe
What's better than a fruity frozen yoghurt on a hot day?
Mix your fruits of choice with plain Greek yoghurt in a blender and they are done!
Lime- and Honey-Glazed Salmon with Basmati and Broccolini / Lisa Hubbard


Here are the supermarket specials on from 23rd - 29th November 2016, which can help you with the above recipes:
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Coles:
Australian Mushrooms 500g pack $5 each.
Australian Baby Broccoli $2/bunch.
Australian Butternut Pumpkin $1.80/kg.
Australian Spring Onions $1.50/bunch.
Australian Nectarines $4.50/kg.
Coles Fresh Salmon (Tasmanian) skin-on portions 4 pack $15 each.
Vaalia Plain Low Fat Yoghurt 900g $3.50 each.
Mount Franklin Spring Water 20x500mL bottles $5 each.
Maharajah's Choice Basmati Rice 5kg $8.75 each.
Annalisa Beans 400g $1 each.
Twinings Tea Bags 10 pack 10-25g $1.35 each.

Woolworths:
Australian Broccolini bunch 2 for $4.
Australian Toamtoes $3/kg.
Australian Butternut Pumpkin $1.80/kg
Australian Peaches $4.90/kg.
Australian Mangoes 2 for $5.
Australian Packham Pears $3/kg.
Australian naturally Sweet Pineapple $3 each.
Australian Disney Apples 1kg $3.50 each.
Australian Walnuts 500g pack $8 each.
Tamar Valley Natural Yoghurt 950g $4.50 each.
Arnott's Vita Weat Lunch Slices 220g $3.50 each.



Happy eating :)

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