We all have our favorite summertime foods: a juicy cheeseburger grilled to perfection, a hearty potato salad, or cool, refreshing ice cream. Here are some recipes I recommend as healthy alternatives to those warm-weather favorites.
Instead of a cheeseburger, how about some hanger steak sliced thin and served on bed of arugula or greens with salt and pepper and balsamic vinegar? It's an amazing Italian meal, it's easy to do, and everyone loves it.
Dr. Mark's Potato Salad
For the potato salad, try using small fingerling or red potatoes (which are lower on the glycemic index) and serve in a sauce of lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, crushed garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper... amazing!
For dessert, put frozen blueberries and strawberries in a blender; add a little unsweetened soy, almond, or hemp milk, and serve. You could even add a tablespoon of coconut butter to make it creamy.
For more healthy and flavorful recipes, check out The Blood Sugar Solution Cookbook.
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