Summer is the easiest time of year to embrace a healthy lifestyle. The long, warm and sunny days make getting active outside easy and also make small, light meals so much more appealing than hearty comfort food. To help keep your meal times delicious and interesting this season, here are 20 healthy summer dinner recipes that are simple to make and guaranteed to go down well with everyone.
Perfect for cooking outside on the grill or inside on the stove. Whichever you prefer! Serve them with crunchy baked zucchini fries for extra yum.
2. Whole Wheat BBQ Cauliflower Pizza
A delicious (and actually do-able!) alternative to a cauliflower pizza crust. Meatless Monday will never be boring ever again.
3. Salmon Fishcakes
Salmon mixed with light and fluffy mashed potato and formed into heart-shaped cakes. Serve with a crunchy salad and you've got a super fancy meal that's super easy to make.
Eat the rainbow! I love this one because it's so versatile. If you don't like peppers or sweetcorn, just swap them for other veggies.
Vegans - this one's for you! Protein-packed chickpeas replace ground beef in this American classic.
A fast food favourite made healthy. Plus, you can stuff all sorts of veggies into the tacos for added flavour, texture and nutrition.
Can't decide between Italian and Mexican? Make this pizza and you don't have to!
So tasty and tropical! Maybe pass on the beer if you're trying to be really healthy.
Single-serving pizzas mean you can't over-eat! And since this recipe uses pre-made naans, this meal comes together in no time at all.
An awesome veggie alternative to beef burgers. And packed with so much flavour!
Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The flavour combo sounds a little unusual, but it's incredible.
No heating the house up by turning on the oven here! Make it even lighter by using zoodles instead of pasta.
Mexican food is the most summery of all foods. Just remember not to over-do it on the cheese.
Can you ever go wrong with bacon and mushrooms? Skip the pastry base to lower the calorie count and make it even lighter.
Look at all that fabulous fruity salsa! From Cooking Classy.
A light and healthy take on traditional risotto. From Lauren Caris Cooks.
Use all the different colored tomatoes you can find! From Super Golden Bakes.
Pasta can be light and healthy, too! From The Seasoned Mom.
Doesn't the avocado tahini sauce just sound incredible? From A Saucy Kitchen.
Fire up the grill! From Kitchen Sanctuary.