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Summer cooking for me is all about trying new fresh ingredients and keeping it cool by having meals that don’t require a lot of actual cooking! That’s why I love smoothies and salads so much for summer, they make the perfect combination of a cool and deliciously filling meal.
This summer I’ve been trying out the Ready Pac Bistro Bowl salads from Wegman’s as an awesome go-to for a quick lunch at home or out!
Last weekend we headed to Valley Forge to our normal picnic spot with some friends and I brought along the Santa Fe style salad from Ready Pac! It was amazing and so perfect for a picnic- everything is included, even the fork. It had salad, dressing and toppings, including chicken, all ready to mix together.
Later I tried another Ready Pac Bistro Bowl at home and decided to make a tropical smoothie to go along with it! I used frozen fruit and vanilla yogurt from Wegmans in my smoothie.
Tropical Summer Smoothie
You will need:
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups frozen or fresh topical fruit- I used mixed frozen fruit which included mango, peaches, strawberries and pineapple.
- 3/4 cup Orange-Pineapple-Mango juice (or similar “tropical” juice)
- 1 container vanilla yogurt (about half a cup) or slightly more as desired
Throw it all in your blender and blend until smooth! I prefer to use frozen fruit so that I don’t have to add ice. Top with a pineapple slice and straw.
The Ready Pac Bistro Bowls come in a ton of flavors including Caprese, Chef, Italian, Cranberry Walnut and even organic varieties! I love how easy they are to bring along for a picnic or to the beach. Or, you could mix it up at home and serve it with grilled cheese sandwiches or other appetizers! Be sure to check out Ready Pac on their Facebook Page and Twitter, too!