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8 Healthy, Cold Meals To Beat The Summer Heat

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    Summertime means it's way too hot to comfortably bake, sauté, or simmer. But, just because you're not in the mood to sip a piping-hot, homemade soup doesn't mean you have to spend the rest of the season grabbing takeout. We went in search of delicious, healthy recipes, minus the heat — with a little help from Whitney Tingle and Danielle DuBoise, co-founders of organic meal-delivery program Sakara.

    The two women hail from Sedona, AZ, where "fresh, organic, ALIVE foods are a way of life." After moving to New York City and forging careers in entertainment (DuBoise was an actress and model) and finance (Tingle worked on Wall Street), the two friends realized that their hearts were in helping people get healthy. They "believe that complete nutrition comes from eating a wide array of fresh, colorful, organic, hydrating, mostly plant-based whole foods and superfoods." And, Sakara offers just that.

    You can (and should) take advantage of Sakara's healthy, delicious meal-delivery options. But, in the meantime, Whitney and Danielle have shared eight recipes to help you beat the summer heat from the comfort of your kitchen. Ahead, everything from vegan sushi to coconut ice cream — get ready to cool down and eat up.

    For more delicious, healthy recipes, check out Sakara Life's blog and instagram (@sakaralifenyc)!

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