4 healthy summer recipes
One way to ensure that you look and feel your best is to incorporate healthy foods into your daily diet. You can make a variety of delicious meals by adding a bit of a twist to classic healthy summer recipes. When planning out your meals be sure to take advantage of this season’s selection of fresh fruits and vegetables but don’t forget to incorporate protein and healthy fats as well! Here are four healthy summer recipes that you and your dinner guests will love.
Grilled salmon kebabs with carrot-ginger puree
The warmer summer months are the perfect time to have outdoor gatherings. At your next barbecue you should try making grilled kebabs which can be a great source of protein.
You can make salmon kebabs by brushing olive oil on salmon red and green peppers tomatoes and zucchini. After that all you have to do is put the fish and the vegetables on kebabs and grill them.
If you want to add a bit of extra flavor you can try dipping your kebabs in the Food Network’s refreshing carrot-ginger puree which you can make by heating an assortment of tasty ingredients up in a saute pan.
A tomato and mozzarella salad is a beloved summer favorite. But you can add a level of extra pizzazz by throwing a little asparagus into the mix and stacking the ingredients on top of one another as Green Renaissance suggests. This recipe can serve as a nutritious appetizer but you can also embellish it to make it a full meal. Green Renaissance suggests that you top this fresh summer salad stack with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
Chicken salad with walnuts and cranberries
Chicken salad doesn’t have to be boring! You can make a colorful chicken salad boosted with flavor fiber and vitamins by adding dried cranberries and walnuts to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s heart-healthy recipe.
Fruit salad with honey orange sauce
Fruit salad is a classic refreshing summer snack that’s great for barbecues and days at the beach. You can make your fruit salad especially nutritious by including fruits and nuts that are rich in antioxidants such as blueberries and sliced almonds.
If you want to add a bit of extra flavor you can try topping your fruit salad with a unique dressing. For instance you can add plain Greek yogurt or the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute’s honey orange sauce.
Incorporating these nutritious summer recipes into your diet will help you meet your nutritional needs and maintain a healthy weight. And they taste great!
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