Partnering today with Sabra to talk about light and healthy summer entertaining! All opinions are my own.
SUMMER! Its here! And that means BBQ’s and cook outs and bonfires and lots of entertaining! And while Texas and BBQ are pretty much synonymous, not every summer even involves meat cooking over the fire (although I wouldn’t be mad if it did!). I don’t envy the person responsible for the potential grilling this time of year, either. 100+ degrees and fire don’t always mix well.
Sometimes, its nice to sit outside chatting with my family (aka the in-laws and hubby) munching on something light and healthy! Not to mention that I don’t envy the person responsible for the grilling this time of year. With the hubby home for the last few weeks (a welcome change to say the least), we’ve been spending lots of time outside in the yard, relaxing and chatting. The last time the in-laws joined us, I offered to take care of lunch. Some light and healthy summer entertaining was in order!
On the menu?
Veggies fresh from my garden (tomatoes and cucumber), zucchini chips (made from zucchini from my garden), Sabra Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Watermelon, Summer Sangria, and Meats & Cheeses for sandwiches. My MIL and I are both trying to eat paleo-ish, so we skipped the buns and loaded up on the tasty veggies, delicious sabra hummus and added a little meat and cheese. It was perfect for munching on while sitting in the shade and trading stories of our childhoods.
In my books, light and healthy summer entertaining is the way to go! Prep was quick and easy, the food was delicious and clean up was a breeze! Not to mention “shopping from my garden” is a whole lot of fun!
Sabra Hummus is a staple around here, especially with all of the fresh, yummy vegetables I’ve been picking from my garden this year! I’ve got tomatoes, cucumber and zucchini coming out my ears these days, so I always stock up on sabra hummus when I hit the deli section of my local Walmart! And bonus! Sabra is giving away a grill to a lucky winner this summer!
Are you a hummus fan? You’re gonna want to head to Walmart on June 24th! There will be in store Sabra demos and more details about the Grill giveaway*!
What is your favorite foods to share for some light and healthy summer entertaining?
*Giveaway/Sweepstakes Details: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to legal residents of US.DC. 18 years of age or older. Begins at 12:00:01 a.m. EDT on 6/10/17 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT on 7/21/17. Official Rules Sponsors: Sabra Dipping Co., LLC, Dallas, TX
I love hummus and I definitely want to try those zucchini chips. I can for healthier ways to snack and still be able to stick to my diet. You have some great ideas here.
Lori Vachon says
I really dislike heavy meals when the weather is super hot & uncomfortable. Hummus, veggies and healthy zucchini chips sound amazing together.
I was just talking about how we always do pita chips with hummus at home, but I love veggies with hummus. Definitely an easy, healthy summertime snack. Those zucchini chips look fantastic!
Your pictures look like the epitome of summer entertaining. I love hummus and those zucchini chips look yummy.
Hummus is perfect in the summer. It’s light, refreshing, and you don’t have to make it yourself and heat up the whole house.
Claudia Krusch says
I always have some Sabra Hummus in the fridge. It is so delicious and goes with a ton of snacks. I will have to try making some zucchini chips.
Christy Maurer says
I love Sabra hummus! I usually have it with carrots, but your zucchini chips look really good! I may have to make some of those.
Maurene Cab says
Such a wonderful way to spend the summer days. That’s quite a healthy combination of food.
Debra J Hawkins says
I have never had zucchini chips with hummus! That is something I am going to have to try so soon because I love hummus!
We eat so much Sabra in this house I should probably buy stock. It’s our favorite go to snack. You can eat it with so many things.
Uhmm looks delicious. Though I don’t have any idea about hummus and lol, doesn’t even know how it taste
Betty Boiron says
I do love hummus. It’s such an easy and healthy food. Now I just got really hungry! 🙂
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
We host a lot of parties at our house during spring and summer. These are great tips for a successful party.
Tatanisha Worthey says
Sabra is life!! <3 I'm not kidding, those party size tubs are enough only for me XD The best hummus I've ever had.
Catalina @ Peas & Peonies says
These are great ideas for a summer picnic. Vegetable and watermelon is perfect for me.
This is the perfect summer meal! My kids like to snack and having hummus, fruit and veggies for them to snack on keeps them healthy all summer long!
Crystal Lopez says
Huge hummus family here. We actually buy the Sabra individual packs for our 3 year old during the school year to take in his lunch to Mother Day Out.
lisa thomson says
This all looks so yummy. I’m going to make those zuchinni chips. Plus, that sagria looks delicious. Do you have a recipe for that? I always buy Sabra hummus. Love it.
I’ll be sharing the sangria recipe next week! Its sooooo tasty!
lisa thomson says
Oh, goody! 😀
You had me at hummus. I love cucumber and hummus combos!
We have a lot of picnics like that, but not the meat as we are vegetarians 🙂 I’m going to check out your zucchini recipe for chips too!
Thanks so much for sharing at #bloggerspotlight