Whether you want to look fab in a swimsuit or take advantage of budget-friendly seasonal produce, summer’s offerings give you a variety of options when adding fresh fruits and vegetables to your day. Using everything from tomatoes to eggplants to cantaloupes, here are 14 recipes to help you get the most out of summer produce.
Produce recipes are the ideal foundation for clean eating recipes. Clean eating means choosing to consume foods that are non- or minimally processed. It’s the difference between eating a whole apple and eating processed applesauce loaded with high fructose corn syrup and preservatives. Download the FREE Clean-Eating Menu Planner to get started.
1. Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Salad
Mid-summer bounty sets the stage for this easy-prep salad, which is delicious and healthy.
2. Skinny Eggplant Caponata
With eggplant, zucchini, and tomato, this salad-like dish is extra-yummy with no- or low-fat mozzarella or Buffalo mozzarella.
3. Classic Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Get ready for serious summertime yum with this clean eating recipe, which is a refreshing idea for a leisurely lunch or dinner.
4. Chicken with Feta and Tomatoes
Tomatoes and cucumbers add summer produce awesomeness to this Greek-inspired meal.
5. Brussels Sprouts with Cherry Tomato Sauté
When you want vegetarian dishes for seasonal produce, put this on your menu plan. It’s full of flavor and offers a delicious contrast with the crunch of walnuts and creaminess of goat cheese.
6. Zucchini-Bell Pepper Pizza
Don’t pack your body with the fat and calories in takeout pizza, when you can enjoy this yummy, fresh version. Our recipe is versatile, so feel free to top the pizza with your favorite summer veggies.
7. Herby Watermelon, Tomato, and Feta Salad
This produce recipe can be prepared in under 10 minutes, making it a great solution for busy weeknights or parties.
8. Chicken, Spinach, & Corn Sauté
Fresh corn and zucchini make this a tasty dinner option.
9. Greek Rice-Stuffed Peppers
Summer peppers are the star in this meal, one of our delish produce recipes. Enjoy it as a side or a light entrée.
10. Easy Oven-Roasted Corn on the Cob
When grilling isn’t an option, this is a simple, seasonal go-to.
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12. Raspberry-Peach Sorbet
Whether you’re serving yourself, family, or friends, our sorbet is a yummy way to take advantage of clean eating summer goodness while watching your weight and taking care of your health.
13. Cantaloupe Water
14. Strawberry-Basil Water
Hydrate your body the healthy way with our refreshing drink recipe. It’s a breeze to prepare and the flavors blend beautifully after about three hours in the fridge.
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