Healthy Summer Recipes That Are Also Delicious

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All those summer parties can take a toll on our bodies – the sangria, the nachos, and the barbequed everything!

Sometimes it’s fun to mix up your summer menu with a new recipe or two! Why not try one of these on our next menu – they’re not only yummy, but they’re also filled with healthy ingredients.

 

Asian Veggie Lettuce Cups

Recipe from The Lemon Bowl

Sometimes swapping out an ingredient or two is all you need to rev up the health factor. Cue the lettuce wraps!

These Asian veggie wraps are filled to the brim with delicious spices and vegetables, but you can really interpret this recipe into anything you’d like with fillings that tickle your fancy. Use large lettuce leaves to hold it all together rather than a regular wrap, and you’re instantly saving calories.

 

Peach Caprese Salad

Recipe from Wit and Delight

Salads are perfect to rehydrate, but they can get boring quite fast.

We love this summer rendition of a caprese salad, with supple peaches and complementary prosciutto. It’s not only looks beautiful when you serve it with style on a cutting board, but your guests are sure to love how delectable it tastes even though it’s healthy.

 

Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

Recipe from Courtney’s Sweets

When you need something to cool down, you may initially reach for a pop or a juice full of sugar.

But take a few minutes to blend up some fruit instead and make one of these delicious and oh-so-healthy popsicles! Make a batch before heading to the beach or at your next backyard party to keep your guests cool and hydrated.

 

Grilled Lemon Pesto Chicken Kebabs

Recipe from Flavor The Moments

What’s easier than a skewer at a barbeque?

While most are dripping with fatty meats and sauces, these fresh and light chicken pesto skewers are stacked with hearty veggies, healthy nuts and cheese, and tons and tons of flavor. It’s a nice alternative to your typical skewer, plus you can just go sans chicken for your veggie friends.

 

Watermelon Green Tea Refresher

Recipe from The Busy Baker

Iced teas are go-tos for many of us in the summer, but they can be full of sugar.

This recipe gives you that sweet taste with natural ingredients that are good for the soul and for a much-needed cool down. You can also add some vodka or gin for when you’re looking for a fresh cocktail!

 

Summer Corn, Avocado, and Black Bean Dip

Recipe via Produce on Parade

There’s nothing like a good dip to start off a summer bash!

But all the sour cream and cheese blends can make for a heavy dip full of empty calories. This vibrant, colorful dip is filled with veggies and spices for a dip just as savoury as your favorite nacho dip.

 

Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Bites

Recipe from The Baker Mama

You won’t believe how easy it is to make these cute little ice cream bites!

All you need are bananas and chocolate chips, and you’re all set to make these sweet little desserts you and your friends will go gaga for. Don’t be afraid to over-indulge – it’s nearly impossible with how healthy these are!

Are you going to try any of these recipes at your next summer fiesta?

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Until next time,

Alicia

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