It may be August, but summertime—and especially the summer heat—is still in full force for many of us. If you’re tired of your go-to summer recipes, now’s the time to kick it up a notch and try something new for the end of the season. And we’re not talking about anything too complicated. We know you want to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible and instead enjoy these last long, luxurious days. That’s why we’ve compiled these five easy healthy summer recipes. You’ll love the flavors and convenience of these healthy summer meals—so much that you may want to make them year round!
The key to this quick, refreshing salad is the shaved asparagus. Armed with a vegetable peeler, you can make thin asparagus ribbons that don’t need to be cooked. Add ripe cherry tomatoes, tangy feta, and some seasonings and dressing and you’ll have a healthy summer meal in just minutes. Get the recipe here.
Turkey burgers make a great choice for a healthy summer meal that’s packed with protein. This recipe adds heart-healthy avocado to the mix to keep the burgers moist. You can make the patties ahead and have them handy for an easy dinner after a day at the beach. If you’re looking to cut calories, don’t skimp on the healthy fat from the avocado. Instead, nix the sriracha mayo and try mustard in its place.
What’s not to love about pizza—especially one that you can toss on the grill and cook in just a few minutes? This healthy summer recipe uses prosciutto, fresh corn, basil, and arugula. But you can opt for frozen kernels when corn is no longer in season, or create an entirely new combo of toppings of your own. Get the grilled pizza recipe here.
My mouth is watering—how about yours? This protein-rich salad recipe pulls together exotic flavors and ingredients including cumin, coconut, and antioxidant-packed goji berries. It may sound complex, but it’s quick and easy to make. Plus, the cumin acts as a digestive aid if you’ve overindulged in ice cream or other summertime treats.
Whether you’re in a hurry, or simply want a refreshing protein boost, our 101 Flavors Yogurt Protein Shake is a perfect healthy summer meal you can whip up in less than a minute. Just add milk (or a non-dairy milk substitute), vanilla protein powder, and your favorite flavor of yogurt to your BlenderBottle® shaker. Toss in the BlenderBall® whisk, shake to mix, and your meal-in-a-bottle is ready to enjoy. Questions? You’ll find the recipe here, and plenty of other quick, delicious protein shake recipes here.
Have any healthy summer recipes you think our readers might enjoy? Share your favorites in the comments below.