Light, Simple Dishes >> Top 7 Summer Recipes for Hot Days

summer recipes

You love summertime but don’t know what to drink or eat in the heat? From homemade lemonade to crunchy salads to zesty chicken: here are 7 summer recipes you just have to try!

These dishes…

…don’t just taste refreshing and delightful – they are also really easy to make.

1. Perfect for the next bbq: raspberry-peach lemonade

Lemonade doesn’t have to be bad for you: this homemade drink with raspberries and peaches is incredibly refreshing. Perfect for the next barbeque with friends!

One serving has around 96 cal, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g protein, and 0 g fat.

2. A cool snack >> homemade blueberry-yogurt ice cream

Ice cream is always delicious! Go ahead and try this recipe for blueberry-yogurt ice cream.

One serving has around 42 cal, 5 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein, and 1 g fat.

3. Crunchy and filling – recipe for chickpea salad

Chickpeas are loaded with fiber and protein. They are especially delicious in a Greek salad.

One serving has around 287 cal, 13 g carbohydrate, 11 g protein, and 20 g fat.

4. Zesty protein: lemon chicken with herbs

Light, zippy, and packed with protein: This chicken recipe is easy to make and goes well with potatoes, salad, and veggies. (Perfect for a quick meal!)

One serving has around 170 cal, 5 g carbohydrate, 23 g protein, and 6 g fat.

5. Oven snacks: low-carb pizza bites

Zucchini, eggplant, and mozzarella – this low-carb recipe tastes like vacation…

One serving has around 140 cal, 5 g carbohydrate, 7 g protein, and 9 g fat

6. Light, easy, rich in protein: pesto salmon with vegetables

Whip up a delicious meal in just 30 minutes: Pesto Salmon with Vegetables. (You’re going to love this.)

One serving (without quinoa) has around 435 cal, 8 g carbohydrate, 33 g protein, and 26 g fat.

7. Mouth-watering combo >> feta and watermelon

Did you know that watermelon and feta are a fabulous combination? Delightfully refreshing!

One serving has 260 cal, 12 g carbohydrate, 10 g protein, and 19 g fat.

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Tina Sturm-Ornezeder Tina loves the written word, avocados & yoga and is very curious. She likes to discover new trends and report on them. View all posts by Tina Sturm-Ornezeder