Favorite Summer Eats, iPhone edition

I am one of those cliché take-photos-of-my-food-with-my-phone people. And here are the best of the tastiest lately, a fine mix of healthy and not-so-healthy, which you should find (or make) and eat too. You’re welcome!

Luna Chocolate Coconut Bar

Luna Chocolate Dipped Coconut Bar 
I have been eating Luna bars in the late afternoons as my post-lunch snack. They make sure I have some fuel in the tank for my runs, which I often don’t get to start until 5:30 or later, these days. The Luna bars don’t upset my stomach, and they keep it from grumblin’ at me while I’m putting in my miles. The Chocolate Dipped Coconut flavor is sooo good, almost like a Mounds candy bar! Peanut Butter Cookie & Oatmeal Raisin have been pretty tasty, too.

Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale

Blue Moon Agave Nectar Ale
I enjoyed several of these on the 4th of July. 🙂 This is a lighter, sweeter option than the traditional Blue Moon. I love craft beer, and I especially love all the Blue Moon sampler packs they’ve been putting out! This Summer Sampler pack included the Agave Nectar Ale, Blackberry Tart Ale (YUM, my fave), and Short Straw Farmhouse Red Ale, all tasty and great weekend thirst-quenchers.

Yogurt & Fruit
I already raved about this combo the other day. SO. GOOD.

Captain Mike's burger with peppered bacon, carmelized onion, brie cheese and peanut butter!

Ridiculous Topping’ed Hamburgers
Yep, I just made up my own word there. I love the burgers at the bar, Captain Mike’s. Their burger menu is out of this world and features all sorts of wacky (but DEEElicious) combinations. My favorite is named “Never Trust a Man with No Shirt On” (don’t worry, I don’t). It is a grass-fed beef burger topped with peppered bacon, brie & carmelized onion…which I have them garnish with a glob of peanut butter. Yes, peanut butter. The slightly sweet, nutty flavor with the saltiness is insanely tasty. Sounds weird, tastes incredible. Try it sometime.

best use of all those summer vegetables... skewered grilled veggies

Grilled Veggie Skewers
I don’t love veggies, but throw ‘em on a skewer, season ‘em, and grill ‘em up…and it’s like I’m eating cotton candy off a stick. Okay, not quite, but I do love any & all grilled veggies. This is how I’ve been using up the bags of colorful healthy stuff I’ve been buying at the farmer’s market. I just chop any veggies into big pieces, skewer, hit with a spray of Pam, then sprinkle on salt, pepper & garlic powder. Simple, healthy, delicious. And all those colors are pretty!

Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter

Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter
As I said today on Twitter…this is the stuff dreams are made of.  Tastes like peanut butter, but so chocolatey too. Not super sweet like Nutella, in a good way. I also saw that the company, Peanut Butter Co. is doing a BOGO on their jars of peanut butter now through Sunday. I may or may not have ordered some other flavors to try…

Let me know:

What are your favorite summer eats (and drinks) of the moment?

Would you ever eat a burger with peanut butter on it? 

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2 thoughts on “Favorite Summer Eats, iPhone edition

  1. I totally can’t get enough of grilled veggies! We’re hardly cooking indoors anymore. The food just comes out way better on the grill and it’s a bonus that my kitchen is usually clean!

    • I agree, something about cooking on the grill just tastes better. And very true, less dishes = the best, especially since our new house doesn’t have a dishwasher!

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