Everyone works hard on maintaining their figure during the summer, and if you’re into the summer heat, you probably want to eat light anyway. I’ve thrown together ELEVEN amazing healthy summer dinner recipes from all over the web that I think you’re going to love! (Who doesn’t like avocado on everything? No? Just me?)
Healthy Summer Dinner Recipes Round-up
The appeal of being able to throw everything in one pot is definitely just ONE thing I love about this recipe. Parmesan, pasta, and Ragu, among other things?! Yes, please. I’ll take two servings, thanks! PLUS, you can have it ready in about 20 minutes. You can’t argue with that.
This is a pretty customizable cauliflower rice bowl. It’s got ground beef, but you can always switch that out for a vegetarian option, and it’s full of tasty, healthy things like tomatoes, olives, avocados. The cool part about this recipe is that it’s created with cauliflower rice instead of regular long-grain rice or something similar. This recipe takes a little longer to make but is hearty and delicious and totally worth the time!
A little sauteing, some fresh leaves of lettuce, and english cucumber are just some of the things that this salad is comprised of, and it only takes about fifteen minutes. Because it includes chicken and cheese, this recipe is perfect for a healthy dinner or a light lunch and includes all sorts of proteins.
I just have to state that there is nothing that makes me feel more rejuvenated after being out in the summer heat than a fresh, fruit and chicken salad on a little bun. It’s savory with a sweet kick! Plus, it’s made with rotisserie chicken so there is little to no prep required for this bomb recipe.
As this recipe calls for turkey instead of beef, it’s a low-calorie option for the burger lovers. Spicy with a twist, this turkey burger includes a topping of cilantro, peppers, onions, and avocado. I basically put avocado on everything anyway… because they’re the best part of my healthy summer dinner recipes!
Again, because this is made with turkey, it’s obviously low-calorie. Instead of being like chicken, which you simply skewer and grill, this is made with ground turkey so that you can add in all sorts of flavor and seasonings BEFORE skewering it and then grilling it, adding all sorts of incredible twists to the typical skewer. Talk about a perfect summertime treat!
We’re talking about healthy summer recipes, so of course, we couldn’t leave out salmon! There isn’t much that compliments a perfectly grilled slab of salmon like lime does, and adding the avocado-mango salsa and coconut rice really takes it beyond next-level. This is the perfect pool-side meal that won’t make you feel too heavy or sleepy to get back in the water!
Watermelon, being comprised primarily of water, is one of the most refreshing summertime treats of…well, all time! When you combine it with some roast beef and arugula, it takes on a whole new flavor and becomes a protein-packed super-meal. After being topped with gorgonzola, seriously; could you eat anything else when this recipe is staring you in the face?!
The neat thing about squash soup – or any soup, really – is that it’s highly customizable. You can toss in whatever you feel works best to create the experience you’re going for at that particular time. However, this recipe looks absolutely delectable and I would recommend following it the first time, then customizing the second!
Try saying Asian Basil ten times fast haha! I couldn’t do it. Lettuce wraps are super hot right now since they take out the calories of bread and replace them with a really tasty, fresh crunch. Though a lot of prep work goes into creating these amazing wraps, they totally fit perfectly with the healthy summer dinner recipes theme.
This meal can be prepared and delivered inside of thirty minutes, which makes it ideal for the working mom or the busy family. I really liked that they topped it with burst tomatoes, which are really easy to make, and that instead of using noodles that contain gluten and carbs, they created this masterpiece with zucchini! How creative is that?!