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The Best ‘Free From’ Food for a Hot Day & #FreeFromFridays

I love the heat. Please, heat and sunshine, don’t go away! Is it just me who eats a lot less on a hot day, and fancies mostly fruit and veg? Food I plan for a hot day in our home is generally fruit kebabs, ice cream and salad.

In the hot weather, I tend to carry around a water bottle that’s been in the freezer as well as a water spray. I also make sure I have ‘emergency snacks’ in my bag. Last week, Chloe at ‘Pinkiebag’ reviewed a few snack bars that sound really nice. Some of them have sweeteners (Xylitol) in them and I’d rater have plain old sugar or natural sweeteners like honey, date syrup or rice syrup. ‘Very Nutty and Very Good’ sounds perfect to me, with a mix of nuts, cashews, hazelnuts and almonds, dates, raisins, date syrup, rice bran and salt.

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Who doesn’t love an ice pop in the heat? Emma’s Frozen Yoghurt pops are perfect to cool down and satisfy cold treat cravings!

Now we’ve got sweet treats out of the way, let me show you this little beauty of a veggie burger by my lovely friend Vicki, aka ‘The Free From Fairy.’ Vicki’s burgers are full of goodness with nuts, butter beans, onion, herbs, oats… now that’s vegetarian food at its best!

Food for a hot day tends to be salads, ice ream and fruit, right? Now if you want ideas of good, allergy-friendly wholesome food, look no further!Photo Credit: ‘The Free From Fairy’

This kale and avocado salad by Emma at ‘The Free From Farmhouse’ would go beautifully with Vicki’s burgers!

Who doesn’t love vegetable sticks and houmous (or is it hummus?). Eb shares her vegan recipe here.

Hummus / Houmous Food for a hot day tends to be salads, ice ream and fruit, right? Now if you want ideas of good, allergy-friendly wholesome food, look no further!

Photo Credit: ‘Easy Peasy Foodie’

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Food for a hot day tends to be salads, ice ream and fruit, right? Now if you want ideas of good, allergy-friendly wholesome food, look no further!
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  1. 23/06/2017 / 10:05 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my hummus AKA houmous! I had such a dilemma which spelling to go for. I ‘think’ hummus is the American spelling and houmous is the British spelling – but I checked which did better in search engines and hummus won so that’s what I went for!! Either way it tastes good! 😀 Eb x

    • Mel
      23/06/2017 / 10:53 am

      Who cares what the spelling is? It tastes amazing! 🙂

  2. 23/06/2017 / 5:29 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing my review of the Good Full Stop snack bars. Much appreciated. They are indeed a good emergency snack to have in the bag. Have a lovely weekend.

    • Mel
      23/06/2017 / 11:36 pm

      My pleasure! I really want to try the nutty ones but couldn’t find them in Holland & Barrett today 🙁

  3. 23/06/2017 / 7:46 pm

    Happy Friday! I’ve just linked up my gluten free, dairy free and vegan stuffed aubergine recipe. Have a great weekend:)

    • Mel
      23/06/2017 / 11:37 pm

      Have a lovely weekend too, Monika!

      • Nicole
        24/06/2017 / 12:30 pm

        I love the summer heat, too! I just linked up my key lime bars; they don’t need icing so they are perfect for toting to the pool. I’m making a new batch this weekend in 8×8 so they are thick and chewy. And I’m putting Emma’s pops in the freezer for when we get home. 🙂

        • Mel
          27/06/2017 / 1:54 pm

          Oh nice! I’d love key lime bars right now!!!

  4. 29/06/2017 / 10:16 am

    Hey Mel…the website looks FABULOUS!!! Well done xxx And thank you so much for featuring my burger recipe 🙂

    • Mel
      29/06/2017 / 11:23 am

      My pleasure sweetie. Since I first laid eyes on the photo, I’ve been craving them! I know what I’m ordering next time I stay with you!

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