BIG LOVE!! #FRUIT FEST

As the summer temperatures and humidity skyrocket on the outskirts, my palate takes a nose-dive with my food choices. I’m less likely to cook heavy meals. I crave the light and easy.

Moreover, I tend to increase the amount of fruits in my daily dietary plan. Thanks to my neighborhood farmer’s market, I’m able to access relatively inexpensive fruits that are locally grown.

WATERMELON BALLS WITH CHERRY
WATERMELON BALLS WITH CHERRY

These wholesome foods help to replenish what I lost via perspiration and otherwise during the sizzling days.  Fruits are loaded with nutrients like fibers, vitamins, potassium and others which are beneficial to the body.

You could say, these fruits and I have a great kinship.

OATMEAL WITH ADDED FIBER #SLICED APPLES

It was a happy revisit for breakfast. In a stock pot, old-fashioned oats, a generous sprinkle of cinnamon along with almond milk and tap water were combined and simmered to a thick consistency on low heat. This was sweetened with brown sugar and garnished with flax seeds.

To complete my warm and heart-healthy breakfast, I decided to add a topping of sliced apples. They provided quite a crispy and satisfying finish to the dish.