August is rapidly coming to an end but I am determined not to be depressed about it. Jon, Tobes and I have been soaking in the last days of summer. We have been sailing, swimming, paddle boarding, running all while trying not to notice it is getting dark outside earlier every day.
We have been trying to eat healthy. Within this post I have a few of our favorite lighter breakfast and lunch ideas. The first is a Greek yogurt parfait. I have fallen in love with Fage Greek yogurt. The Fage website has a lot of interesting savory recipes I am dying to try. I eat the yogurt every day and most days mix it with fruit or a little bit of granola. Parfaits are a fun treat because they combine all the ingredients in a pretty bowl. For this parfait I used a fresh peach, mandarin oranges, Fage yogurt, a tablespoon of honey, and vanilla granola.
I mixed the honey with the yogurt to add a little sweetness to the plain yogurt. Next layer all the ingredients and enjoy for a yummy breakfast!
Next up, one of Jon and my favorite things. Mojo chicken! One of my Dad’s special cooking secrets is a marinade called Mojo. You can find it at most grocery stores. It is a delicious combination of garlic, onion, citrus fruits and spices.
I marinate and cook chicken in the Mojo almost every week because it pairs well with a lot of different sides. Mojo chicken also is delicious in an arugula salad. All you have to do is marinate the chicken, saute the chicken in a heated skillet and serve over arugula, fresh cherry tomatoes and a little feta.
Last but certainly not least is a summer favorite, iced tea. I made a raspberry iced tea and sweetened it with a bit of lemon. It is my Mom who gave me the idea to brew tea bags to make iced tea. I bought decaf so I can enjoy it at any time of the day. Brew the tea bags in boiling water and then add more water to dilute the mixture. Once chilled, add a few slices of fresh lemon and enjoy!
I hope you are soaking up the last days of summer, wearing your white jeans and enjoying those last late summer sunsets!