THE BEST CARBS AND GRAINS TO ENJOY IN THE SUMMERTIMEPosted 4 July 2019 by The Saucy Fish Co.
We need carbs all year round. They give us energy and without energy we’d all just lie in bed all day watching Netflix.
Summer is often a time when we’re outdoors and more active. But it’s also a time when we tend to eat fewer carbs and focus instead on lighter dishes. The hot weather can also make us indulge in things such as BBQ burgers or ice cream.
Diets can fly out the window faster than a bluebottle being chased with a newspaper. You can have the best of both worlds with lighter carbs and grains that provide you with the get up and go you need whilst fitting in with light, summer recipes.
Popcorn: not only tastes great but is low in calories and high in fibre. Just hold back on the toffee or salt to keep things healthy.
Corn on the cob: is a BBQ favourite that also provides vital nutrients. Strangely, it’s a vegetable when it’s fresh and a grain when it’s dry. Either way it should be part of your summer diet.
Superbrekkie: Start you day with some rolled oats for an all-day energy boost. You can soak them overnight and add some fruit for a delicious breakfast. In general, fruit is an ideal summer food although it’s wise to eat it in moderation as it can contain a lot of sugar.
Quinoa: finally, consider quinoa, a great source of protein and high in plant-based protein and antioxidants. It keeps you full and satisfied and is great for summer salad or as a side for your BBQ. Here’s a lovely little recipe that’s ideal on a sunny summer evening.
Salmon and quinoa bowl: Serves 2
○ 2 Saucy salmon fillets
○ ¼ cup honey
○ Garlic powder
○ 3 tbsp olive oil
○ ½ teaspoon garlic powder
○ 1 cup dried quinoa
○ 2 cups chicken broth
○ Cherry tomatoes, halved
○ 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
Combine honey, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Give it a mix then lightly brush over salmon. Oven bake for around 15 minutes and boil your quinoa with chicken broth for the same amount of time. Drain and put in a bowl with red onion, basil and oregano, oil and vinegar. Mix and season. Serve with salmon on top and smile.