The heat and humidity are seriously getting to me this summer. When you start sweating just from washing dishes, you know it’s dang cold. My appetite has gone down the tubes during the super hot days and most days I don’t want anything but something cold to eat.
I don’t mind cooking but I really don’t want to crank the oven on for an extended period of time nor do I want to stand over a simmering pot of whatever tending to it.
I have busted out the crockpot which is actually a very nice appliance to have in the summer! Just toss ingredients in and let it do its thing without heating up the kitchen and breaking a sweat.
But I can only use the crockpot so much before I start running out of things to use it for. And it still provides us with a hot meal which sometimes I have no desire to eat.
I recently asked on Twitter what your favorite cold meal is for hot days and I got a lot of different responses.
- Pasta Salad
- Potato Salad
- Quinoa type salad
- Chicken salad
- Veggie salads
Great ideas right! I eat salads almost everyday and smoothies everyday. But those are for lunch and I need some dinner options. I like getting in plenty of veggies at dinner and some non-animal protein most days.
This heat issue is leaving me a bit stumped on what to make. I recently made some pasta and lentil salad which was excellent! Full of veggies, great carbs, and protein. I’m not really sure where to go from there. I’m not much of a sandwich girl so wraps and things aren’t really very appealing to me.
What are your favorite heat buster meals that you enjoy in the warmer months? Do you have trouble with your appetite and does your motivation for cooking tend to decrease when the weather is really hot?