Written by New York Socials
Dating in the summer can be a wonderful time to get to know someone. The days are longer, the weather is warmer, and most people feel a certain freedom that can only be likened to the last day of school. The warmest season of the year also calls for a different menu, usually lighter, healthy meals with fresh fruits and vegetables. So what should you eat this summer? New York Socials offers the following list of the top three foods to eat on a summer date.
Forget about eating your salad before or after a meal. Why not make it your main course? There isn’t a trendy restaurant in New York or elsewhere on this planet that doesn’t offer a hardy salad as a choice for the main course. You can also find a place that offers seasonal dishes, which means your hardy salad will be packed with fresh vegetables and fruits that are in season.
Why hardy salads? In addition to celebrating the foods that are in season, a hardy salad is a meal that will fill you up without making you feel stuffed. A light meal is a great start to a fun date that might continue elsewhere, such as at the museum or a steamy night in. The point: you don’t want to be bloated.
Lean Meat and Roasted Vegetables
This main course is probably best described by what it doesn’t have: bread, pasta, and unhealthy fats such as butter. For a summer-friendly meal that is healthy and satisfying, pick a lean meat with roasted vegetables. Choose a meal such as lemon chicken breast with roasted potatoes, carrots, and parsnips tossed in an olive oil and lemon dressing. They key is to stay away from foods and sauces that are heavy and rich. As mentioned above, a meal that is rich and heavy or causes bloating is not an ideal choice when the weather is hot outside or if you have other activities planned after dinner.
Who doesn’t love ice cream in the summer? But a scoop of real ice cream might be too heavy for a summer date. Instead, opt for sorbet, a dessert that is made from fruit juice instead of milk. Sorbet is usually easier on the stomach, especially if you’re lactose intolerant. It offers the sweet flavor you want from a dessert and the cold temperature you want on a warm summer night.
If you need more advice on what to eat or where to go on your date, consult New York Socials and their personal matchmaking services.
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