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Making the Most of Iced Tea Recipes

National Iced Tea Month Recipes

It’s National Iced Tea Month, so we’ll share great iced tea recipes while you check out all its health benefits.

First up is a Raspberry Peach Iced Tea that’s so packed with fruit, it’s almost a snack.

Raspberry Peach Iced Tea

 

This Iced Green Tea with Mint And Ginger is easy to make at home.

Iced Green Tea with Mint And Ginger
Image and Recipe via The Kitchn

 

These refreshing Hibiscus Arnold Palmers are the perfect way to kick off summer.

Loaded Hibiscus Arnold Palmers

 

This Vegan Thai Iced Tea is a creamy, coconut-flavored take on the popular drink.

Vegan Thai Iced Tea

 

Make Citrus and Rosemary Iced Tea for the tasty summer afternoon tea party.

Daily Bite [Make]: Citrus and Rosemary Iced Tea

 

This Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea is fancy enough to serve at dinner parties.

Sparkling Blueberry Ginger Iced Tea

 

Make this delicious Matcha Mint Iced Tea for a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up.

Matcha Mint Iced Tea

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Rhubarb Picking for Rhubarb Recipes

Healthy Rhubarb Recipes

This week, we featured vibrant and in-season rhubarb, known for its appearances in strawberry pies, in healthy rhubarb recipes.

First up is a lighter take on that classic, Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
Image and Recipe via Cooking Classy

 

This light and fresh Rhubarb Sorbet is a beautiful spring treat.

Rhubarb Sorbet
Image and Recipe via Simply Recipes

 

Grill up this Thai Chicken with Rhubarb Sauce for an easy and delicious spring meal.

THAI CHICKEN WITH RHUBARB SAUCE

 

These fresh Rhubarb Bars are a delicious twist on the classic lemon bar.

Rhubarb Bars

 

Whip up this Roasted Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce for a tangy, sweet, and thick sauce.

Roasted Rhubarb Barbecue Sauce (Market Monday)

 

This lovely Coconut Rhubarb Cake makes a perfect spring breakfast or snack.

Coconut-Rhubarb Cake

 

Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Popsicles are the creamy, light dessert of your dreams.

Rhubarb and Greek Yogurt Popsicles

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Frozen Treats in Summer

Healthy Frozen Treats

Keeping your kids (and you!) happy with frozen treats is a part of summer, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be healthy!

These Blackberry Pie Pops are a great way to get the flavor of pie without turning on your oven.

Blackberry Pie Pops
Image and Recipe via Wellnesting

 

This Coffee Coconut Ice Cream is perfect for those with an ice cream maker and a sweet tooth.

Coffee Coconut Ice Cream

 

These Sparkling Raspberry Parfaits are the perfect cold end to an adult meal.

Sparkling Raspberry Parfaits

 

Make this Easy Grapefruit Slush in just minutes when you have a cold craving.

Grapefruit Slush

Easy Grapefruit Slush Recipe

 

This Instant Blueberry Frozen Yogurt is simple and ready to eat in minutes.

Instant Blueberry Frozen Yogurt
Image and Recipe via Dessert Now Dinner Later

 

Raspberry Coconut Popsicles are creamy and rich, but completely healthy.

Raspberry Coconut Popsicles

 

This Pineapple and Coconut Frozen Yogurt is an easy, tropical flavored frozen treat for the whole family.

Pineapple and Coconut Frozen Yogurt
Image and Recipe via The Rustic Willow

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Drive Thru Choices

Smart Eating in the Drive Thru

Fast food can be easy, quick, and affordable. And there’s going to be times, like running around after school and work, but before your kid’s big game, that you just don’t have time to go home and cook. But, you should be careful to eat smart when you’re running through the drive thru.

From 2007 to 2010, American adults got 11.3% of their total daily calories from fast food. And when many fast food meals pack a high-calorie punch, it’s important to make the smartest choices possible.

Tips for the Drive Thru

Don’t add salt.

Fast food places are already adding plenty of salt to their food, so don’t add extra from the shaker to your fries.

Pick smart toppings.

Ketchup can have quite a bit of sugar, but sauces like honey mustard and BBQ have even more, and mayo is high in fat. Mustard is the perfect low-fat condiment. And pick veggies like onion, tomatoes, pickles, and lettuce instead of cheese or bacon.

Pay attention to names and menu descriptions.

Things that are labeled deep-fried, panfried, basted, batter-dipped, breaded, creamy, crispy, Alfredo, or in cream sauce are going to be high in calories, fat, and salt.

Don’t assume it’s healthy because it sounds like a health food.

Some fast food salads, like those with crispy chicken, lots of cheese, and heavy dressings, like ranch, can have more than a 1,000 calories! Some burgers have as few as 250 calories. Pay attention to what’s on each item.

Skip the soda.

Drink water, tea, or even coffee instead. Even diet soda is not helping your health.

Look at ALL of the menu.

Some places serve breakfast all day that can have healthier options. Kids’ menus can give you smaller, lower calorie portions. And you can always ask to remove or substitute certain ingredients.

Use technology.

More and more menus are listing calories, but it can be hard to read that in the drive thru while you’re also trying to choose and order. But technology makes it easy to check calorie-counts and nutrition info online. Some places, like Starbucks, even have nutrition info on their app. Take a minute before you go or while you’re waiting in a long line to check what your healthiest options are.

Stop your cravings.

If you’re hitting up the drive thru because of a craving, not because you’re short on time, learn how to make healthier, cheaper, and delicious versions of your favorite takeout at home. Our Pinterest can help you learn how.

Fitness Magazine also has some great recommendations for what you should order at some of your favorite fast food stops.