Healthy recipes can be a bummer but they don’t have to be with these summer ideas.
Berry Yogurt Smoothie
A simple and filling option to make in the morning are these refreshing smoothies. Take advantage of fresh seasonal fruit and combine it with greek yogurt, your milk of choice and some ice cubes. Blend all the ingredients together for a fresh and cool summer breakfast. If you want to make your smoothie more filling add some protein powder.
Egg Breakfast Muffins
These are a great make-ahead option that you can grab and go in the morning. Combine all your favorite omelet options with a whisked egg and pour into a muffin tin. Bake for 15-20 minutes, cool and then refrigerate. Simply microwave your muffin in the morning and you have a healthy breakfast in seconds. To make this recipe even healthier use egg whites instead of a whole egg.
This healthy recipe is great as a starter or side dish with other protein options. Slice up eggplant and season with garlic, fresh herbs, olive oil and balsamic. Use a grilling pan to get most of the moisture out of the eggplant and enjoy this low card summer treat.
Corn Avocado Salad
Summer flavors are all about freshness and this salad is the perfect healthy recipe to capture that. After cooking up some fresh corn, remove it from the cob and let it cool. Toss your corn with tomato, avocado, green onion, lime and olive oil for a healthy recipe that will have you going back for seconds.
Avocado Grapefruit And Fennel Salad
This healthy recipe comes from foodiecrush and is inspired by the tastes of Sicily. Taking your typical greens and adding avocado, grapefruit, fennel, cheese and citrus dressing makes this a great light salad for days out in the sun.
The Caprese salad is a classic summer dish that gets taken to another level with this healthy recipe. Combine cooked spaghetti with cherry tomatoes, basil, burrata, olive oil, and balsamic reduction to create a refreshing summer dish. To make this recipe even healthier swap out the pasta noodles with a vegetable alternative like eggplant or squash noodles.
Spinach Avocado Chicken Burgers
This great recipe from Unbound Wellness is a light summer meal that is healthy and delicious. These burgers are paleo, Whole 30 and API friendly so whatever diet you’re following these are winners. Add some extra calories, but some extra flavor, with some melted cheese on top to really bring these to the next level.
Switch out your typical stirfry with this tasty and healthy recipe. Beef, bell peppers, green onion, with a spicy sweet chili and honey sauce is a perfect fresh summer recipe. Combine your favorite Asian flavors to customize the sauce or purchase a pre-made one from your local grocery store. Be sure to combine the sauce for the last of the cooking process to get the flavors infused into the beef and veggies. Serve over brown rice and enjoy!
Coconut Lime Pops
Just because you’re being healthy doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a good dessert. Simply combine honey, coconut milk, and lime juice and zest. Pour the mix into popsicle molds and pop in a stick before freezing overnight. Share this healthy treat with friends after a day in the sun and be transported to the tropics.
Frozen Yogurt Bark
Another healthy frozen recipe perfect for summertime. Combine yogurt, granola, honey and fresh berries on a sheet pan and freeze overnight. Cut the frozen bark into individual portions and have this refreshing dish for dessert.