Awwwh summertime! I have always been a lover of this season even with our scorching Texas heat. As long as I can remember, some of my fondest memories have all been during the summer months. July 4th just passed and it happens to be one of my favorite holidays. I love all the fun get-togethers with family and friends-lake trips, backyard barbecues, and fireworks. I get excited just thinking about it!!
So for my four favorites for this month, I went with all things summer.
1. Chicken salad sandwiches are always a staple for me, but a lot of places drown the chicken with mayo and since I’m desperately trying to get back my bikini bod, I started to make my own homemade version and it’s super simple! Here’s what you’ll need: *1 rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store *chopped green onions *light mayo *Dijon mustard *lime juice *lemon juice *avocado *garlic powder *sea salt *black pepper
First pick the chicken off the bone into thin little strips and transfer to a bowl, once you have got all the chicken you can possibly get, combine all the rest of the ingredients. I don’t put too much mayo, but hey it’s chicken salad and it’s just not right without it! I only add about a spoonful of Dijon because it tends to take over, but a little bit adds the right amount of zing. I squeeze a half a lemon and a lime, then a dash of garlic powder, salt, and pepper. One avocado usually is plenty unless you’re making this dish for a larger group (in that case, just double or triple everything). Add a handful of green onions, mix together, cover with saran wrap and let chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Be sure to taste before chilling and to make sure it doesn’t need a little more this or that.
2. I am obsessed with my Jawbone UP bracelet! Not only does it track my steps, but calories, sleep patterns and so much more! I went with the one that is wireless and syncs with your IPhone automatically. You can also pair it with other apps for workouts and diets. Worried about your calorie intake? Tons of easy ways to plug in your food intake throughout the day!! Pssst……found them on sale HERE.
3. I’m a definite hat freak, everything from beanies to cowboy hats. If I’m out in the sun, I usually always have one on. On one of my recent shopping trips, I found my new summer hat! Perfect for the beach or any outdoor excursions! PISTIL makes this particular one and it can be found HERE.
4. When I think about all the memorable summers of my past, music always played a big part! One of my best friends Tamrah, who by the way is my go-to for most of my jammy jams, introduced me to Kygo, a DJ from Norway. He has been on my playlist for the past couple of months-Great to workout to or just start your day! His sound is fresh, fun and different. Mixes include everything from Marvin Gaye to Coldplay to Ed Sheeran and even Dolly Parton! Here’s his remix of “Jolene”!
You can hear a lot more on SoundCloud!
Bear and I love to hear feedback on what you think of our favorites as well as yours! What tops your HOT list for the summer???
McKenzie M. “Bird”