What's You BEST Food for Summer?

@mjmlagat (3171)
Philippines
April 2, 2009 10:33pm CST
It's summer time once again and I'm sure people like me living in the tropics would like be dreaming of spending the summer time in the best healthy way possible. What's your ideal food for the summer time? Please share your ideas on this. Thanks for the information. Happy posting!
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16 responses
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Summer is mangoes, watermelons and pineapples season. I love eating these fresh or juiced up. I like the watermelon shake of North Park. And oh, in the Philippines, the summer food is "halo-halo"! A mix of sweetened fruits, beans, preserves with milk, shaved ice and ice-cream! Nothing beats this summer cooler! Have you had your taste of this mouth-watering concoction?
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Superb, indeed! Only in the Philippines, I think?! Thanks for the response!
@playapal (894)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I love fresh cold fruits in the summer. Watermelons, cantalopes, mangos and tomatoes. I also love blender drinks, nice and icey. Fresh seafood cooked on the grill, and of course hamburgers and hotdogs! Where I live it is basically summer all year round and I love to eat whatever is fresh and in season at the timen. I think that eating that way you are following your own body rhythms.
@mjmlagat (3171)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I believe this is the healthiest food for summer! So refreshingly delicious!
• Philippines
13 Oct 10
i think fresh fruits and desserts because summer is hot all we need is the cold foods. like me i love eating cold foods during the summer days. and also soft drinks right? that's great! i think others love it too.
@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
12 Apr 09
taking more of fruit and fruit juices. lemon water is predominant. melons take the priority!!
@xParanoiax (7005)
• United States
12 Apr 09
I usually do alot more fruit in the summer. Less potatos, more fruit. I'd like it all year round, but it's hard when fruit aren't in season.
@kellyjeanne (1578)
• United States
7 Apr 09
My ideal summertime food is............Watermelon!!!!! Long live Watermelon!!!!! It's so cool and refreshing and I love how when you bite into it you get a burst of cool, sweet (albeit not too sweet) juice in your mouth! Yummmy! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
6 Apr 09
home grown tomatoes & all fresh veggies grown here,
• Philippines
4 Apr 09
Summer time is not complete without a "halo-halo". This is sold at almost every block here in the Philippines. I do not know if you are familiar with halo-halo term but the word "halo" in Tagalog means "mix". And halo-halo is a dessert mix or a combination of different ingredients. There is no specific recipe for halo-halo because a wide variety of ingredients are used. But primary ingredients may include: boiled red mung beans, kidney beans, garbanzos, sugar palm fruit (kaong), coconut sport (macapuno),and plantains caramelized in sugar (saging na saba), tapioca (sago), sweetened sweet potato (kamote), nata de coco, pounded crushed young rice (pinipig), then it is put with shaved ice nd topped with evaporated milk, jackfruit (langka), purple yam (ube), and leche flan. Other preparations include additional ice cream on top of the halo-halo. I hope you can try these too...
@Sillychick (3282)
• United States
4 Apr 09
Fresh fruit is my favorite thing about summer. Summer is when they are all in season and taste great- plus they are cheaper. Also, I do a lot of grilling in the summer. I love marinating chicken and grilling it. Steak is also good on the grill. They are healthier this way than cooking them in oil or in a pan where they sit in the grease.
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
3 Apr 09
I just love water melon the more there is the better plus fruit salad. cd
@deedeehall (1144)
• United States
3 Apr 09
watermelons are the very best foods for summer. i grew up in the south and this was what we always did in the summer .there was never an event held with out water melon being involved.
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I love smoothies and ice creams.. something which can quench my thirst. It's almost summer and right now I'm craving for more fruits on my diet, especially watermelons. I also love to splurge on shakes and iced teas.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I love to eat alot of fruit in the summertime. I like watermelon and all kinds of other fruits too.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
3 Apr 09
its good to have rice based prodducts in summer as they are light on the stomach.also i prefer lots of cold milks shales and also soupsraw vegetables,properly washed and cleaned is also a good option.
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
3 Apr 09
alot of fresh veggies w/good ol' vine riped tomatoes. i love them . we have a nice farmers market in the summer that carries great thing,
@coldmoon (1092)
• France
3 Apr 09
I like ice-cream, fruits, and fruit juice. But I can't have them all day long. For a breakfast in summer, I would replace white coffee by yogurt. I also like to have seafood, because it get cold faster than meat.