As summer approaches and family/friends gatherings ramp up, we tend to crave refreshing, simple bites that don’t take forever to prep and leave us feeling light. Whether you’re going to a graduation barbecue, attending a backyard gathering or are just enjoying a lazy summer day, make sure to check out these recipes that will hit the spot with their simplicity and focusing on cool, refreshing tastes!
Let’s get it started!
Banana Coconut Chia Pudding | The Blender Girl
Crustless Kale and Cheddar Quiche | All the Nourishing Things
Chia Berry Smoothie | PopSugar
Blueberry Baked Oatmeal | Joy Food Sunshine
Paleo Breakfast Bowl | PopSugar
Yogurt Filled Cantaloupe | PopSugar
Blueberry Cheesecake Smoothie | PopSugar
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Olive Cucumber Chickpea Salad | Veggies Save the Day
Cold Asian Noodle Salad | Running on Real Food
Apple Quinoa Salad | Cooking Classy
Avocado Egg Salad | Pinch of Yum
Charred Broccoli Salad | Alexandra Cooks
Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad | Peas and Crayons
Summer is all about the side, enjoy this array of ideas to wow all your neighbors!
Mango Salsa | Simply Recipes
Cauliflower Rice | Eat the Gains
Grilled Veggies Marinade | A Spicy Perspective
Grilled Maple Tahini Sweet Potatoes | One Green Planet
Honey Garlic Cauliflower | Kirbie’s Cravings
Garlic and Herb Grilled Eggplant | Every Last Bite
We can’t emphasize enough how important a good lunch is. We can find ourselves “too busy” to make a proper lunch so this summer let’s change that!
Veggie Quesadillas | Erhardt’s Eat
Black Bean Burgers | Sally’s baking edition
Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken with Zucchini | The Recipe Critic
Grilled Zucchini Hummus Wrap | Maebells
Mexican Rice Casserole | Making Thyme for Health
Chickpea Salad Sandwich | Vegan Runner Eats
Quinoa Power Bowl | Dishing out Health
Pineapple Ginger Chicken | The Whole Cook
Beef Fajita with Mango Salsa | A Clean Plate
Dill Flounder with Green Salad | 50 Shades of Avocado
Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers | Unbound Wellness
Garlic Butter Cod Asparagus Skillet | Eatwell 101
BBQ Lentil Sloppy Joes | Emilie Eats
Paleo Vegan Peach Cobbler | Paleo Running Momma
Vegan Paleo Butter Pecan Ice Cream | Allergy Free Alaska
Zucchini Bread | Small Footprint Family
Homemade Pineapple Soft Serve | Eve Lifestyle
Snickers Smoothie | Vegan Foodie
Mango Lassi | All Recipes
Who said eating healthy over the summer had to be boring? These delicious recipes will have you wishing it was summer everyday!
Marwa Ismail, Health Coach, uses her training from Institute for Integrative Nutrition and MindBodyGreen to empower patients in making sustainable lifestyle changes to better their health & wellness.