Searching for ways to beat the summer heat? If yes, look no further than your dining room table. You can beat the summer heat with what you eat and drink! Hearn Kirkwood has for you some delicious food and drink recipes you can serve yourself and guests to stay cool without cranking up the AC. Read about these no-cook summer recipes now.
One great ways to stay cool during summer is to water down your meals. No, we don’t mean drench your meals in water. Instead, serve high water content foods such as watermelon, cucumbers, celery, iceberg lettuce, and tomatoes. These foods will keep you hydrated and help your body more effectively release heat.
Serve yourself a watermelon gazpacho (here) for those hot days.
Next, add some spice to your meals. Spicy foods help your body induce sweat, which naturally lowers your internal temperature. A delicious, spicy recipe you can try today is the Szechuan Shrimp. Now you know why people in desert environments, such as the Middle East, love spicy meals during the summer.
Another way to stay cool during the summer is to go green. Eat big, leafy, green salad every day of summer. Greens help thin your blood and allow your body to release body heat and cool down. A spinach salad with summer strawberries should do the trick. Here is the salad recipe.
With your salad, have a mojito. Mojitos have menthol from the mints that cause your body to feel cool. Mints also have a hint of spice to help with body sweat flow. But best of all mints have calming properties, so you will remain cool, calm and collected during those hot summer days.
Last but not least, add garlic to your meals. Garlic helps to reduce blood clotting and can decrease your body heat. This is possible because garlic increases blood circulation and allows the body to sweat moderately. Roast and spread garlic on your grilled corn this summer.
For a great selection of nutritious and fresh foods, shop at Hearn Kirkwood, contact Hearn Kirkwood by calling 410.712.6000 (Baltimore), 301.621.2992 (Washington DC), or visit our website!
Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. Since our founding in 1946, we have grown from a store front on the downtown Baltimore Produce Market to a 60,000 sq. ft. facility. Hearn Kirkwood purchases 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.
Hearn Kirkwood currently operates a fleet of 33 refrigerated trucks. Our service area includes all of Maryland, Washington D.C., Delaware and Northern Virginia – with limited service to Fredericksburg, Philadelphia, and New Jersey.