Fun Summer Recipes

Nature's Habit GranolaSummer’s here and the weather is getting hot, but maybe you’re not looking forward to heating up the house with heavy cooking.

Nature’s Habit has good news and great recipes for some easy peasy, cool and breezy summer meals – just when you thought that granola was only for breakfast. If you’ve got Nature’s Habit granola in the pantry – and we hope you do! – you can try any of the following recipes from the Nature’s Habit Pinterest Board titled Granola Recipes to Try.

You might start the day with a scrumptious Fruity Breakfast Pizza with Granola Crust from Grok Grub. No cooking is required as the crust is meant to be eaten chilled and contains no eggs.

Just granola, coconut oil, and dried fruit are combined to and flattened to form a crust, which is then chilled. The “pizza” can be topped with your choice of yogurt and fresh fruit.

In less than 20 minutes, you’ve got a healthy balanced breakfast for four.

Salads are amazing opportunities to use granola, and they don’t just have to be fruit salads.

Lunch might be a sweet and savory Summer Breeze Salad with Granola Croutons. This delicious recipe from HeartBeet Kitchen will have your mouth watering even as you write up your shopping list.

Layer cubed cantaloupe and blueberries on a bed of baby spinach and top with crumbled feta cheese and your favorite granola. Drizzle with your favorite balsamic vinegar dressing.

Of course if the sweet fruit salad is more your style, one of our pinned faves, this one from Carlsbad Cravings, is the EASY Key Lime Honey Almond Granola Fruit Salad. Key Lime Yogurt dresses up super sweet strawberries, blueberries, grapes, cantaloupe and pineapple and a bit of Nature’s Habit Granola (in our version of course) is thrown on for crunch.

This is not that funky fruit salad your aunt used to make. Whether you’re eating at home or taking it as a dish for a potluck, it’s a taste bud pleaser.

Granola for dinner?

Yep, we’ve got a dinner recipe too! Well, LisaIsCooking.blogspot.com has it for you. The perfect accompaniment to your favorite grilled meat, beef, pork, or chicken, this vegetable side dish is packed with flavor and nutrition. It’s called Savory Granola with Roasted Beets and Carrots and it’s full or garlic and parmesan and soooo good!

Why stop there? It’s time for dessert.

Finish off that sweltering summer day with a Yogurt Fruit Granola Popsicle. Simply layer freshly cut fruit and the crunchy Nature’s Habit Granola of your choice with your favorite vanilla yogurt (or another flavor if you wish) in popsicle molds and freeze until hard.

It’s a molded yogurt parfait. It’s just as delicious and much more fun and cooler to eat!

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