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5 mouthwatering ways to keep the feeling of summer

(BPT) - Leaves are beginning to change colors, kids are back in school and you're probably wearing more layers than you did a few weeks ago. Like it or not, the signs are all there: autumn is coming. But that does not mean the favorite flavors of summer have to go away.

Hold off on covering the grill or putting away seasonal spices. Keep that perfect summer feeling alive with these five delicious recipe ideas that capture the best of what summer has to offer, no matter the time of year.

1. Who says you need to stop grilling?

Here's an idea for a killer marinade you might not know about: Slice or mash a Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit over your favorite meat or protein and let it marinate. Kiwifruit contains actinidin, a natural enzyme that helps break down protein and leaves you with a tender, mouthwatering cut ready for the grill. SunGold kiwis taste like a cross between a mango and a strawberry, so it's like enjoying summer in every bite.

2. Make the lunchbox fun and delicious

As the family heads back to school and work, keep lunchtime exciting with playful snacks that embody the spirit of summer, like these Kiwi Sailboats. Made with a halved SunGold Kiwi and two pieces of cheese cut into small triangles, set in place with toothpicks, this treat is nutritious, providing vitamins C, E and potassium. Plus it's something the whole family will love!

3. Be creative with what you drink

When fixing drinks, think bigger than a lemon wedge. Infuse the taste of summer into your drink by adding fruit to the mix. Adding a slice of SunGold Kiwifruit to your glass, or even freezing fruit in ice cube trays, can turn an ordinary glass of water into something extraordinary.

4. Give your day a healthy start


Breakfast power bowls continue to be a popular and easy way to jumpstart the day with nutrition and flavor. To get a variety of nutritional benefits, add foods of all colors, such as yellow fruit, which is packed with vitamin C to support your immune system. The yellow SunGold Kiwifruit has three times more vitamin C than oranges.

5. What's the best time of year for ice pops? Right now.

Not all ice pops were created equal, and this recipe for Dark Chocolate Covered Kiwi Pops might be one of the best out there. The combination of frozen kiwifruit, dark chocolate and your favorite topping is hard to beat, and this delicious burst of summer is also easy to make!

For more recipes, visit www.zesprikiwi.com/kiwifruit-recipes/.



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