Ah, summer time. Long lazy days, beach trips, fireworks … and delicious summer food. With fruits and vegetables at their peak, and family schedules relaxing a bit from the school-year rush, summer is the perfect time to try some new recipes, enjoy more homecooked meals, and sneak a little more produce onto the table. Of course, it’s also the perfect time for celebrations and frosty treats!
If you need some inspiration to enjoy the tastes of the season, we’ve got you covered! Check out summer fare with a Disney flair – some delicious party goodies to super-healthy family meals. You’ll find tips from Disney chefs, character treats to make, and just plain good eating.
Cook Like a Disney Chef
Summer is one of the most popular times for Guests to visit the Disney Resorts, so Disney and summer cuisine make a natural pairing. Explore fine Disney dining, peek behind the scenes at the finest restaurants, and get recipes that let you re-create those taste treats at home – all from the online video series Taste of Disney. Mother-and-daughter team Pam Brandon and Katie Farmand hosts the series, which makes it easy to find culinary inspiration. Step-by-step recipes let you cook like Disney chef without leaving your own kitchen. Why not start by sampling halibut with tomato-vegetable ragu, from Wine Country Trattoria at Disney California Adventure? It’s fresh, light, and a perfect showcase for peak-of-summer ingredients!
Fresh Healthy Treats
Summer’s a great time to up your activity level, and fuel your body with fresh feel-good foods. All the info you need to eat better and move more is just a click away at Disney’s Magic of Healthy Living “For Families” page. Get great recipes showcasing summer fruits and veggies, plus new ways to get fit as a family.
You’ll also find a guide to what’s in season every month of the year, plus summer treats like watermelon-lime pops – because healthy summer food is fun food as well.
Family Meal Time All Summer Long
Disney Family.com is full of family-friendly recipes and cooking ideas, and summer is the perfect time to explore them. Take advantage of those long summer days to make cooking part of the family routine. With the kids out of school, it’s easy to introduce cooking lessons and kitchen fun, while the great outdoors is crying out for a picnic lunch (easy-peasy when you turn to the recipes here: http://family.go.com/food/). And what picnic couldn’t be improved with a few Disney Character cupcakes? Good news – you’ll find recipes for those too! And if the Magic of Healthy Living has you fired up about eating right, Disney Family has a treasure-trove of healthful and seasonal recipes to help you on your way.
Enjoy your summer – we hope it’s the most delicious one yet!