Now that it is getting hotter, you don’t want to be spending hours in front of the stove every day. Gone are the days of stews, curries and soups, it’s time for fresh and light dishes. If you’re a keen cook and excited to make a few new dishes for the warmer season, try this quick and easy summer dish below – it’s ideal for light lunches, picnics and special occasions.
Get your ingredients for cheaper
If you’re passionate about cooking and are always trying out new dishes, you’re probably always looking for specials on ingredients. A great way to find bargains on groceries is to visit latestspecials.co.za. This amazing website is packed with catalogues from the most popular grocery stores, including SPAR, Shoprite, Checkers and Makro. Simply pop onto their website, type in your favourite store into the search bar and the latest catalogues for that store will be displayed. Now, you can simply browse for the items you require, make a note of it and go out to shop the specials! It’s super convenient and can be done from your phone in the comfort of your home.
If you’re after fantastic monthly deals on groceries, browse the latest Makro catalogues. You will find Makro deals on items such as canned food, fresh fruits and vegetables and breads that are second to none! Also, be sure to look out for the Makro R100 specials 2019 for extra-low deals from time to time.
Now that you know exactly where to get your hands on the lowest prices, try this delicious recipe:
Toasted tuna, egg and salad wrap
Usually, during the warmer months, we are more active. That’s why we need more protein in our diet. However, we don’t want big, heavy meals that will slow us down. It’s better to opt for lighter meals with all the protein we need! An excellent option is a tuna, egg and salad wrap – try it out!
Note that this recipe makes four large wraps.
- Diced mix salad leaves
- 2 tomatoes cut into cubes
- ¼ diced cucumber
- 4 hard-boiled eggs sliced in half
- 2 cans of tuna in saltwater
- 4 large wraps
- Salt and pepper
- Cut and mix your salad items in a large bowl.
- Add the tuna.
- Add the boiled eggs.
- Add two spoons of mayonnaise.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Slowly mix everything together.
- Add the mix to the wraps and roll the wraps.
- Put the wraps in the oven or a toaster for 3 to 5 minutes.
- Cut the wrap in half and enjoy!
How to pair this dish
To make this wrap part of a bigger meal, you can pair it with a variety of sides. For a healthy option, go for a quick Greek side salad or for a more filling option, this wrap can be paired with oven-baked fries.
Gain lots of energy this summer
During the summer months, we normally burn more energy, therefore, we need to improve our diets to make sure we have enough fuel to keep us going. Heavy meat dishes aren’t always a great option. If you’re looking to gain enough energy but still feel great, go for lighter dishes. This means that we need to add light proteins to our diet. Think fish, eggs, salads, green vegetables, seeds and nuts. These items have the needed vitamins, protein and iron to keep you going during the hotter months. If you find that healthier meals are a little more expensive, remember to browse the Makro catalogues and keep an eye out for the latest Makro deals for excellent specials.
Summer is a great season to explore in the kitchen. Whether you are looking to just experiment with a few new dishes, or you want to change up your diet completely, summer is the perfect time to play. Buy a few fresh and healthy ingredients and try out a new dish or two to see what works for you. Keep it light, fresh and full of nutrition this season, you will need all the energy you can get. Remember the summer season can be quite draining!