By Lauren Pardee, Writing Intern for Carrie Ann’s Bridal Magazine
These days it seems as if everyone is on a health kick! Yes this is great, we should all try to live a healthy lifestyle (even though a tall ice cream sounds a lot better then working out). But its summer and we are at the point of the year where we can’t seem to avoid bathing suit season any longer! There are so many different healthy and not so healthy food trends for this summer! Here are a couple of healthy options, and then a couple diet breakers for the days when you deserve a little treat!
Kale is one of the healthiest food options out there! With an endless list of health benefits such as lowering cholesterol and risk lowering benefits of cancer, it is also delicious! Whether you sautee it, use it in a salad or make yummy kale chips you are still sticking to a healthy lifestyle. Kale seems to be the new experimental vegetable that everyone is playing around with. The recipes online will satisfy any craving.
Known to be a super fruit, Açai is absolutely delicious. Açai is a small, round, black-purple drupe but you can mostly buy it as a frozen pulp, juice, or an ingredient in various products from beverages. A huge trend right now is to purchase an açaí bowl, which resembles a yogurt parfait. It is a dish made of frozen and mashed açaí palm fruit, and then you add different fruit on top such as bananas, strawberry’s and blueberries. Finish it off with some granola for an added crunch!
You can’t seem to drive more then 10 miles without coming across the newest frozen yogurt store. I’m not complaining, because froyo is such a delicious treat! In every flavor imaginable, you can quench any craving. The best things about froyo shops are they mostly self-serve. This way you get to pick any combination of flavors and toppings. I say dig in!
This is with out a doubt going to get you in trouble with your diet, but this dessert tastes as good as it sounds. Dipping an Oreo in cake or pancake batter and tossing it into a deep fryer (just typing these words makes me crave one). And we thought Oreos alone were satisfying, once you try a deep fried one, you will never look at Oreos the same.
Indulge yourself this summer with some healthy and not so healthy treats. Explore these trends and ways to make each recipe or ingredient your own. For days you want to be healthy and get in shape cure your sweet tooth craving with a healthy Açai bowl, or replace those addicting potato chips with some home made Kale chips. When you are looking for a satisfying treat, find the closest Frozen Yogurt shop, or try cooking up some fried Oreos!
What are your favorite summer treats? Tell us in the comments below!