I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to wolf down a big bowl of pasta in the summertime. There’s something about eating a heavy meal before changing into my bikini that really turns off my taste buds! It’s not just the thought of the swimsuit, either. The warmer weather itself really puts me in the mood for light, fresh ingredients that keep my temperature down. It’s actually pretty great that summer weather almost forces us into craving healthy summer recipes for dinner.
To get ready for this summer’s warm weather, we collected a few of our favorites. These healthy summer recipes for dinner really celebrate the season. The recipes are filled with colorful produce, light ingredients, and low-carb options. They’re guaranteed to fill you up without weighing you down!
The other great thing about these recipes? Most of them are ready in about 30 minutes. They can be prepped ahead of time and use as few dishes as possible. Because no one wants to sit around inside cleaning up when you could be enjoying the great outdoors!
Take a peek through our 15 favorite quick and healthy summer recipes for dinner and let us know what you think. If you have a SkinnyMs favorite (or, a family recipe that you’re dying to share), let us know in the comments! We always love to hear from you.
Seafood and summery herbs and flavors come together to create this quick and easy recipe that you can whip up without a lot of effort after clocking some serious hours on the beach. The recipe features rich garlic and onion, fresh shrimp, spicy ginger, crushed red pepper, ground black pepper, zesty lemon juice, earthy asparagus, and fresh basil.
Looking for a perfect BBQ dish that’s sweet and bursting with fresh citrus? Then add this orange glazed chicken and sweet potato kebabs meal to your healthy summer recipes for dinner.
The mouthwatering kebabs feature a beautiful array of colors and delicious depth of flavors that include sweet potatoes, boneless and skinless chicken breasts, fennel, orange juice, crushed red pepper, honey, olive oil, fresh ginger, fresh thyme, and fresh parsley.
Looking for a meal that you can whip up quickly, transport easily, and that will please the whole family? Try this one-pack shrimp bake, which takes just 25 minutes to make and is oh so delicious. The recipe is filled with super yummy ingredients along with the savory and sweet shrimp, including turkey sausage, vegetables, herbs, and spices.
Tucked together in a mess-free foil pouch, bring these to the neighborhood BBQ and throw them on the grill!
Colorful and fresh radishes make this salad a crispy, crunchy meal that’s a great addition to your healthy summer recipes for dinner. The addition of light, yet filling, shrimp provides a satisfying texture that will fill you up for hours thanks to its high protein content.
Keep it light, sweet, savory, and filling with this gluten-free mango and black bean tacos that feature tomatoes, red onion, orange bell pepper, lime juice, fresh cilantro, and avocado.
Anyone who is looking to try a unique vegetarian-friendly recipe will absolutely love these. The black beans provide plenty of depth to make for a meaty-like texture and rich taste. Plus, the fact that they’re gluten-free makes them a great addition to a summer dinner party that will allow everyone to enjoy them!