Lately I have been so inspired by seasonal eating. For whatever reason it makes me feel in touch with the Lord's creation, and it is a healthy and cost efficient way to feed my family and friends. I have done some research and made a list of great summer food items that I want to include in my cooking as much as possible and I want to share that with you in hopes of inspiring you to do the same!
I don't know about you, but I love seeing other people's menus, meal plans, and grocery lists! They provide such kitchen inspiration for me, and often help me plan my own weekly menu! So I have decided to share some of our meals from this week with you all in hopes of inspiring you to cook seasonally and with ease.
We usually plan to cook 5 meals a week, and I make large enough portions that we can eat leftovers for lunch the next day. We always plan for one date night out to eat and each Sunday our church shares a meal together, so 5 seasonal meals is simple, and relatively easy to fit into our little grocery budget! This week I focused on quick and easy recipes that I know well, and that are not loaded in creamy sauces or filled with carbs! So this week we have lots of veggies and lots of protein!
Basil Chicken Curry with Coconut Ginger-Lime Rice and fresh Naan ( I used fresh peaches instead of the mango this recipe calls for, and added freshly grated garlic to the naan, oh and I used sweet curry powder instead of spicy!)
Bacon, Sausage, Spinach, and Veggie Frittata + Fruit (similar to my recipe with some variation here)
Bang Bang Chicken Kabobs with Corn and Zucchini
And for those who may be interested here is my list of seasonal summer foods I will be using all the time in the months ahead...
- Strawberries, Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries
- Mint, Basil, Cilantro, and Parsley (on everything)
- Zucchini / Summer Squash
- Green Beans
- Sweet Potatoes
YAY for seasonal eating! I hope this list inspires you to cook seasonally and enjoy what the earth has to offer this summer! Happy cooking! :)