Monday, 4 June 2012

Sensational Seasonal Snacks

Sensational Seasonal Snacks

So the seasons are changing and that means that your workout routine will change too.
As the surroundings change, so do the opportunities for activity beyond the walls of the gym.

This is the time of the year when some of us get the bug to run and participate in 5km, 10 km and longer races and cyclists abound over the weekends on our roads in their attempt to get in their mileage.
Whatever you are doing, whether it is pulling out the kayak or dusting off your bike, enjoy it because summer is short in Canada.

One thing that you might want to do is get acquainted with your local fresh produce markets. If you are into "organic" or not, you still want to choose local produce over imported produce any day.

Summer is the time to bring out the salads!

When my husband was growing up, salad consisted of Lettuce (only one kind mind you), tomato and cucumber. That is it.

So here are some things that you can add to your salads to make them interesting this summer:
  • Pumpkin seeds (roast them with cumin if you wish)
  • Toasted almonds
  • Fresh shredded basil leaves
  • Nuts
  • Goats Cheese
  • Thinly sliced pear and walnuts
  • Roasted chick peas.
 Keep an eye on what is in season and experiment with different ways of preparing the vegetables and fruit available. Don't just slice up your apple, how about braising it on the BBQ and seeing what happens, tossing it in a warm arugula salad?

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