summer food

Fast Summer Food Hacks

It’s almost Summer so that means all the delicious summer food we’ve been waiting for! I thought I would share three of my favorite summer food hacks that make life just a tad easier. Today it’s all about watermelon, corn on the cob, and fresh herbs.

Who isn’t obsessed with watermelon this time of year? I eat it constantly but always dreaded cutting it up.  

1. The easier way to cut watermelon:

Just cut it in half, and on the rind side make four long slices that don’t quite go all the way through. Then, make horizontal and vertical slices on the watermelon side and scoop out the inside.

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I so deeply love salads and eat them all year round but when it comes to meal prepping sometimes it’s hard to keep the lettuce fresh. 

2. Put a paper towel over your lettuce and cover it with plastic wrap and it will stay fresh for a week!

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I cook (and make drinks) with lemons and limes all the time so this super fast food hack has made such a difference!

3. Roll your fruit with the palm of your hand back and forth and then put lemons or limes in the microwave for 15 seconds before juicing to get more juice.  

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Few things are better than corn on the cob this time of year but I absolutely hate to shuck corn. It takes too long and it’s so messy! Years ago, a friend of ours showed me this trick with corn and I never went back.

4. Cut the end off the corn and pop it in the microwave for three minutes per corn. The silk and everything will slide right off.  

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 I hope these summer food hacks help you out this season by getting on with you cooking or hosting faster!

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