Keen to whip up healthy, quick, and delicious dinners this summer? Check out our favorite five recipes!
The best season of the year has arrived and when it comes to dinnertime, all we want to eat are delicious, light, and healthy meals packed full of fresh produce.
After all, it’s the ideal time of the year to pick up fresh and delicious harvest from farmers markets and supermarkets.
Want some inspiration? Here are five healthy dinners to make this summer. Each one is packed full of good-for-you ingredients and heaps of flavor, plus they’re super simple to whip together.
It’s summertime and the living is easy, after all! We promise you’ll enjoy every bite of these fresh seasonal dishes.
Vegetable Kebabs with Lemon-Scallion Vinaigrette
Nothing screams summer like colorful, grilled veggies on a stick and a summer dinner doesn’t get much healthier than this. Opt for fresh zucchinis, tomatoes, bell peppers, and squash or alternatively, you can choose your own favorite veggies to pop on the grill.
It’s a great option if you’re hosting a barbeque, or if you simply want to enjoy a quick dinner alfresco. This recipe will create up to eight kebabs, but you can alter the recipe depending on the numbers you’re catering for.
Meat lover? Why not use your veggie kebabs as a side dish when barbequing burgers, sausages, or chicken on the grill?
Chicken Salad Remix
When it comes to easy and healthy dinners, a salad is a great option. It can often feel too hot during summer nights to cook or eat anything too heavy, so tucking into a salad is a refreshing choice that won’t bloat your stomach.
This chicken salad remix recipe is hard to beat. Tossed with spinach, grapes, and fresh dill, the addition of chicken makes this salad filling enough without being too substantial. The grapes are a lovely sweet touch that balance well with the rest of the fresh ingredients.
Here’s a tip – to extend the life of the fresh dill, add a paper towel in its produce bag to catch any build-up of moisture. Be sure to change the towel once it becomes damp!
Vegetable Pad Thai
We all love a Pad Thai, and this version’s been given a healthy summer makeover! Made from spiralized vegetable noodles of yellow squash, at only 359 calories per serving this is one dish that’s delicious and guilt-free.
But don’t worry – this recipe is packed full of the classic Pad Thai ingredients like lime, peanut butter, and bean sprouts so it certainly doesn’t skimp on taste and flavor.
If you’re thinking of calling your local Thai for your takeout favorite, try to resist and consider whipping up this healthy alternative. With 20 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, your body will thank you for it. After all, you never really know how much sugar the local Thai restaurants pack in!
Heirloom Tomato and Zucchini Galette with Honey and Thyme
This homemade galette is so pretty, it’s an impressive option if you’re hosting guests for dinner this summer.
Put all your homegrown tomatoes to use in this dainty galette that tastes as fresh as it looks.
While it’s not the healthiest option on the list (hello cheese and butter!), the use of tonnes of tomatoes, zucchinis, and onions means its full of delicious fresh veg that will do your body wonders.
As this recipe can be a little tricky, make sure you follow the instructions strictly. Don’t forget to take some snaps of your proud work when it’s finished!
Miso Brown Rice and Broccoli Salad with Fiery Prawns
Prawns are a winner during the warm summer months and this healthy recipe including miso brown rice and a broccoli salad is the perfect quick dinner this season.
Taking only 40 minutes to prepare and cook in total, this is one dish that’s a quick turnaround and is sure to impress whether you’re making it for the family or dishing it out to visiting guests.
You’ll find the fermented miso soya bean paste packs in an extra savory hit, so you can expect full flavor with this one.
Which Healthy Dinner Will You Make This Summer?
You’ve got your healthy dinners covered – now it’s time to plan for those nutritious breakfasts! Check out our list of 9 quick and easy healthy breakfast recipes for easy mornings.