We’ve reached late summer, which means many hot, sticky days are behind us. Still, August’s arrival means even hotter, stickier days are yet to come before we say goodbye to summer. When the heat’s got you stuck for what to eat, we have a few suggestions…

For when hot meals are out of the question

The last thing you want on a hot day is a piping hot, heavy dish that’ll rev you inner body temperature and leave you feeling sluggish. Instead, we recommend –

Smoked Salmon Salad

When meat feels too heavy, pick a dish centered around fish. Bright, shaved veggies add crunch, while a light goat cheese dressing adds flavor without being too hearty.

Smoked Salmon Salad

Summer Grain Bowl 

Hydrating nectarine and cucumber, cool romaine, light and creamy burrata – a grain bowl full of fresh, chilled ingredients will fill you up without weighing you down.

Summer Grain Bowl

For when it’s too hot to chew

If you’re like us, extreme heat makes you lethargic. When chomping through a salad feels like too much effort, we like to find ways of making meals we can sip.

Daily Blends

Skip the salad for a Melon Basil Berry Daily Blend packed with cantaloupe, berries, watermelon juice and refreshing basil.

Melon Berry Basil Daily Blend

Gazpacho

Cold soups were made for summer. We especially love gazpacho loaded with fresh veggies and even fruit – we top ours with mango.

Gazpacho 2016

For when you need something over ice

The most important part of beating the heat? Staying hydrated. Avoid mistaking thirst for hunger by sipping one of these icy drinks first.

Watermelon Cooler

Watermelons are around 90% water – cucumbers around 96%. They’re also the two main ingredients in this cooler, so it will definitely keep you hydrated.

Watermelon Cooler

Stone Fruit Iced Tea 

Sure, you could order iced coffee…but, coffee can dehydrate you. For a brighter caffeine boost, give this black tea – infused with tart cherry and sweet nectarine and apricot – a pour.

Stone Fruit Iced Tea

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Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts – fall will be here before we know it!