Arizona is super hot now and we’re going to reach 114 degrees on Friday! YIKES! Turning on the oven in this weather is not exactly ideal, so our barbecues and smokers get a lot of use right now. We also like to have some girls nights in during the summer since we have our kids with us. It’s great that they can play while we enjoy some mommy time. We usually have a lot of yummy appetizers to snack on while we talk and play card games and we like to have at least one fresh and easy appetizer that is healthy and good for the kids too. For our last summer grilling girl’s night in, Aubrey and I made some delicious Grilled Fruit Kabobs & Easy Sweet Dip! It was super tasty and perfect for us and the kids! We combined different fruits that we all enjoy, including strawberries, pineapples, watermelon, cantaloupe, nectarines, and bananas. The fruit dip is light and really quick and simple to make. It complimented the grilled fruit perfectly! My friend brought the dip over for a girl’s night a few weeks ago and Aubrey’s mom makes it too.
Aubrey and I took my kids to Fresh & Easy, a favorite neighborhood market, to get the food for our girls night in. Fresh & Easy is super organized, clean, and they just launched some new summer grilling products, along with delicious frozen microwavable and skillet meals. They offer amazing lunch time options and have an incredible section dedicated to grab and go meals, perfect for quick summer dinners on the go. Their great new items are all made without artificial colors or flavors, added trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup so we don’t have to feel guilty not cooking from scratch every night.
Since we went shopping right before lunch time, we also bought some easy prepared meals, stuffed bell peppers and jalapeno poppers, that we threw on the grill and enjoyed. We loved that you put them on the grill and then you can just toss the dish after. We love when quick easy meals are quick easy clean ups too!
We loved that Fresh & Easy’s Kitchen To Go section included various types of food, such as Asian, Mexican, American, and Italian, as well as an Eat Well/Healthy section. It makes it easy to eat healthy even when you don’t have all the time (or motivation) to cook!
Head on over here for coupon code to save on your next trip to Fresh & Easy to get ready for your next Girl’s Night In or BBQ!
What are you up to this summer? How do you keep cool and sane in the summer heat?
- 16 oz. light sour cream
- 3/4 c brown sugar packed
- 1/2 t vanilla extract
- In a medium bowl, combine the ingredients and stir until the sugar has dissolved
- Refrigerate until you're ready to serve with your fruit
- watermelon, cubed
- cantaloupe, cubed
- pineapple, cubed
- nectarine, sliced
- strawberries, hulled
- bananas, 1″ inch slices
- Soak your skewers for 10 minutes in water so they don’t catch on fire
- Skewer your stawberries and bananas on one skewer
- On another skewer, alternate with the other fuits
- Spray the skewered fruit with cooking spray then place on the grill
- Flip when the fruit is heated through and has the grill marks
- ***you can use any fruit that you like or is in season****
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