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Savour the Season: Budget-Friendly Summer Recipes

By Jenna Cura
July 25, 2023
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As the sun shines brighter and the days grow longer, summer calls for delicious and refreshing recipes. Beat the heat without breaking the bank with these two dishes that will make your taste buds dance while keeping your budget in check. 

Did you know that with your financial donations, The Mississauga Food Bank can purchase healthy and appropriate food like the ingredients in these summertime recipes in bulk and at prices lower than retail? The food is then distributed through our network of 50+ agencies across the city to reach the tables of our neighbours in need. Donate today!

1. Vegetable Pasta Salad

Vegetable pasta salads are packed with a variety of vibrant vegetables, and are a powerhouse of vitamins, minerals, and fiber to fuel your body with goodness. Crisp cucumbers, juicy cherry tomatoes, crunchy bell peppers, and zesty red onions (or any vegetable of your choice) come together to create a symphony of flavours. What makes this dish truly marvelous is its simplicity and how it contributes to your daily intake of essential nutrients. Whether you’re preparing a quick lunch or hosting a backyard barbeque, this vegetable pasta salad fits the bill perfectly.

2. Oatmeal Yogurt Parfait

Kickstart your day or enjoy as a midday snack with this oatmeal yogurt parfait! This combination of creamy yogurt, hearty oats, and fresh fruits is the perfect way to fuel your body and satisfy your taste buds. These parfaits are easy to prepare, and the best part is they can be made ahead of time, ensuring you have a nutritious breakfast or snack ready to go on busy days. The beauty of these parfaits is their versatility – feel free to experiment with other ingredients of your choice!

With this Vegetable Pasta Salad and Oatmeal Parfait in your culinary arsenal, you can savour the joys of summer while keeping your taste buds and bank account happy.

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