Sunny day eats and treats

29 Jun

When the sunny days show up here all I want to do is be outside.  Over the weekend we went to a local park/sand bar and hung out near the water.  I wanted to pack a tasty and refreshing lunch for us and our friends so here’s what I made.

Individual whole wheat baguette sandwiches topped with smashed avocado or roasted red pepper aioli, crunchy romaine lettuce, colby jack cheese or goat cheese and roasted sliced italian chicken (I followed this basic recipe but reduced it down for 1 chicken breast baked for 25 minutes)

Sandwiches wrapped and ready to go with hummus, rice crackers, fresh sugar snack peas from our garden, sliced cucumber and apples.

I got sand in my camera while we were there 😦  So picturing taking is on a hold til that is fixed.

Another sunny day treat that is refreshing and tasty are cool drinks.  I made a big pitcher of iced orange green tea.

Iced Orange Green Tea

In 6 cups of boiling water went 8 manadarin green tea bags.  Steep for 2 minutes and remove tea bags.  Once the tea is to room temperature squeeze in the juice from 1 orange.

Serve over ice with a slice of orange.

This was light in flavor and super refreshing.  If you like your tea sweetened you can add a bit of honey to it while it is still warm.

What are your favorite sunny day treats? 

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6 Responses to “Sunny day eats and treats”

  1. land animal June 29, 2010 at 5:36 pm #

    those sandwiches look amazing! nom nom nom

  2. The Candid RD June 30, 2010 at 5:22 am #

    I love the new look of your blog! I don’t think I have seen it yet. It looks great.

    This drink sounds fabulous. I want to make some fun drinks this summer but have not done it yet. Right now I’m just hooked on Magic Bullet smoothies and lots of homemade fro yo!

  3. Kris | iheartwellness.com June 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    Mmmm I love iced tea but hate all the additives in the kind you buy! Iced green tea sounds wonderful!

    I think this will be my new fave drink for the summer 🙂

    xxoo

  4. Erica June 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm #

    Wow…I want to go on a picnic with you 🙂 The sandwiches sound great. Fabulous combination of flavors. I am thinking about having a picnic on the beach with friends this fourth of July- may be leaning on your spread!!

  5. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com June 30, 2010 at 7:48 pm #

    where’s my name on the sandwich? haha OMG THOSE LOOKED FANTASTIC!!! ❤

    xo

  6. Naomi(onefitfoodie) July 1, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    mmm I LOVE crusty french bread!!!

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