Here are some yummy summer meals that also happen to be very good for you.
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.
2. Salmon Burgers
Try combining it with some low-fat sauce instead of mayonnaise and ketchup.
3. Strawberry and Pecan 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
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
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.
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.
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!