10 Healthy Summer Meals for Everyone

Check out 10 healthy summer meals that are lighter fare for the hotter days! There is something for everyone on this list!

During the summer, it tends to be easier to eat healthier than it is during other seasons. Since it is hot out, you will probably eat lighter meals; often consisting of more fruits and vegetables.

Here are some yummy summer meals that also happen to be very good for you.

Watermelon with a spoon stuck in it sitting on a striped towel is a tasty addition to these 10 healthy summer meals!

1. Grilled Mahi Mahi

An excellent choice for a light summer meal is one that contains fish. This is because fish has a lot of nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids that can help battle diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes.

Fish like mahi mahi is low in fat and calories, and gives you a lot of options as far as seasoning goes. For a spicier fish, try adding some marinade with jerk spice, then grilling it on both sides.

2. Salmon Burgers

Skip the beef and turkey and cook up some salmon! Making burger patties with salmon not only contains less fat and calories, but it also adds a lot of delicious flavor.

Try combining it with some low-fat sauce instead of mayonnaise and ketchup.

salads are healthy summer meals

3. Strawberry and Pecan Salad

Summer is the perfect time to get more fruits and vegetables in your life. As the ultimate summer fruit, strawberry is ideal.

Put together a salad with spinach or your other favorite greens, along with sliced strawberries, pecans and a vinaigrette dressing. Poppy seed dressing also goes well with this salad.

If you need a little protein, add some chicken. Our Instant Pot Chicken, Feta, Strawberry, and Pecan Salad is our favorite!

4. Filet Mignon and Potatoes

Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t occasionally have some beef.

Instead of a fatty burger or huge sirloin, try a nice filet mignon for a special occasion. Keep the portion size low and fill up at least half your plate with veggies and salad, going for small red potatoes and a nice green salad.

5. Chicken Skewers

Chicken is a good option when you want meat, but you need something a little lower in fat and calories.

Choose white meat for the least fattening part of the chicken, dice it up, and season it before putting it on the skewers. Try adding some garlic and lemon or go with a rosemary flavor to add some herbal punch.

We love these Chicken Kabobs from My Creative Manner!

6. Corn and Vegetable Salad

Another good vegetable to try this summer is one with corn and summer veggies. Throw in a combination of any chopped veggies you like, whether you go with zucchini and squash, jalapenos, onions, or keep it simple with southwestern vegetables.

7. Noodles and Vegetables

Cold noodles are a wonderful addition to your healthy summer dishes. Soba noodles are perfect for an Asian dish that combines cold noodles with your choice of chopped vegetables and seasonings. Try some basil and mint to flavor the noodles.

8. Grilled Fish Tacos = Healthy Summer Meals

These are a healthier version of the traditional fried fish taco. They ask for a grilled fish of your choosing, made with taco seasoning, instead of the traditional calorie-rich fish sauce. Add some cabbage and salsa to complete the tacos. Give these Blackened Fish Tacos a try!

9. Vegetable Tostadas

Add to your vegetable dishes with this spin on a Mexican food classic.

Make some crunchy tostadas by filling them high with low-fat cheese, chopped vegetables, and some salsa. You can also add white chicken strips to add more protein.

10. Linguine with Veggies and Herbs

A nice meal for dinner that is healthy and good for warm evenings is linguine. It is very easy to make and gives you tons of options. A good combination is zucchini and tomatoes with a light sauce.

So, there you have it – 10 delicious healthy summer meals you can enjoy no matter how hot it is outside! Whatever food you fancy, there’s something to suit all tastes and preferences above.

3 Comments

  1. Yum, many of these look wonderful and perfect for summer!

  2. They all sound delicious but the salmon burgers are my favorite! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I’d love to try the fish tacos. I’ve never had them before. Thanks for posting!

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