Eating and Drinking to Stay Cool

It's been miserably hot, I'm sure you know.

We live in a part of the country that it's normal to not have an AC, but having grown up in the south, it is a strange concept. Needless to say this has been a challenging couple weeks. These are some frugal foods and drinks that have helped us stay cool.

Melons
We have been enjoying our fair share of melons. Honeydew, Cantaloupe and Watermelon have become our go to food this week. Melon ballers are fun!

Iced Tea & Lemonade
Like I said, I am from the south, so you may or may not know how we like our sugar with some tea. But these couple weeks it has even been too hot for sugar. Did I just say that? I have been enjoying iced tea without the sugar. Who knew it didn't need it. The kids even enjoyed making some lemonade themselves. Don't forget to add the mint for that extra cool factor. And if you make both iced tea and lemonade you can mix the two to make an Arnold Palmer.

Frozen Fruit
Kiwis, grapes and sliced bananas all taste pretty amazing frozen. I have wrote about my love of chocolate covered banana coins before, but it's too hot even for chocolate. They are good without it too. What is wrong with me? The heat must take away my chocolate cravings. These are so simple, they only require patience. Slice up (you can leave the grapes whole, but half is good too), place in freezer and wait.... then eat!

Veggies
Carrots, celery and sugar snap peas right out of the fridge, with some hummus. Nom nom!

Water
This one is a bit of a no-brainer, but you could could add lemon or lime slices to change it up or add some cucumber slices for that cool and refreshing spa feeling.


Psst.. This "keep me cool" diet is not too bad on the waist line either. Even with all the homemade ice cream I have been making and eating.

Gee, this is my third food post this week.  I'm not turning into a foodie blog, I think.