The stores are filled with bikinis and beach blankets, and visions of summer vacations are distracting everyone from kids at school to seasoned office workers. Just one problem: For many of us, those winter comfort foods like mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie have resulted in too many bulges for bikini bliss. If winter weight gain is preventing you from anticipating beach season, then relax. We’ve got the skinny on how to slim down and achieve your best body for summer fun:
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Bright yellow, tart and tangy, lemons are one of nature’s most versatile, delicious and healthy fruits. They add a refreshing burst of flavor to any recipe. And since they’re available year round, lemons are an accessible and affordable ingredient.
Nothing adds zest or intensity to a dish like a squeeze of lemon. You can easily brighten up the flavor of grilled foods by adding lemon juice to marinades. Or, for an added flavor boost, grill entire lemon halves and squeeze the smoky juice over your dish.
Use a fresh, fragrant lemon for this Grilled Lemon Tofu with Carrot Cashew Slaw recipe. It’s guaranteed to brighten your day!
From time to time, I like to cook a “grown folks” version of meals I loved as a child. This macaroni and cheese recipe turns a classic kids’ favorite to a meal suitable for adults, too. To make it into a main-course, vegetarian meal, I’ve added tofu for a boost of protein. Tofu also absorbs the flavors of the cheeses and enhances the creamy texture of the dish. Serve it with a spinach salad and whole wheat rolls, and you’ve got a meal that’s sure to please everyone in the family!
Mac and Cheese for Grown Folks
Makes 6 servings
A croustade is a molded or hollowed bowl-like crust. It’s often made of pastry, but you can also make it using bread or rice. It’s usually used as a serving container for another food. This recipe makes a beautiful presentation as an appetizer or side dish or as a vegetarian main dish, because the tofu adds a boost of protein. Roast the vegetables while you’re preparing the tofu cream filling.
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