I love sauerkraut! I used to always buy it at the store, but I decided to start making my own a while back and it is so easy and kind of fun, because you can add your own flavors to it! One of my favorites is to combine red cabbage and beets, like in this recipe here. I add ginger and garlic to give it loads of flavor, and it is good on sandwiches, as a side dish, on top of salads or Buddha bowls, or just to snack on!
Blueberries and sweet corn scream summer! I love them together in something like a blueberry cornmeal cake or corn cakes, but I like them together in a salad as well, like this simple easy to make salad! It is only 5 ingredients, comes together in a few minutes and it is so refreshing and delicious! It is even good made ahead of time to bring to a picnic or gathering the next day.
In the mood for shrimp and have little time to spare? Try this delicious, sizzling lemon garlic shrimp recipe. This is a light dish to be enjoyed any time of the year and it doesn’t require a lot of ingredients or time to prepare. The crushed red pepper gives it a little kick that you’ll enjoy!
Enjoy your bagel-and lox fix with this healthy recipe, complete with a creamy dill dressing. This is certainly a light but delicious salad to enjoy all summer long.
In the summer, I love a good fruit salsa! Although mangoes and pineapple are used often, I like to switch it up a bit and use things like stone fruits sometimes. Peaches, nectarines, apricots and pluots go into this delicious salsa! It has a bit of a kick to it, and it goes perfect with corn chips, spooned over salads, or over things like grilled tofu or tempeh!
Tacos are one of my favorite things to make in the Summer! There is nothing like enjoying some spicy tacos and enjoying a refreshing margarita on the patio! These ones contain sweet and savory sweet potatoes roasted to bring out their flavor, along with black beans and our special salsa for a delicious combination! These make for a healthy, flavorful and satisfying vegan summer meal!
Break out this recipe for the steak lovers in your life. It’s everything they (and you) love about a steakhouse meal-succulent beef, creamy spinach, and roasted potatoes-in salad form. Mushrooms and cherry tomatoes bump up the veggie factor, and a light yet full-flavored blue cheese dressing ties it all together.
Calories per serving: 310
Fat per serving: 17g
Protein per serving: 22g (3 ounces)
Carbohydrates per serving: 19g
Sodium per serving: 612mg
I love a good refreshing slaw in the Summer! Old fashioned coleslaw is good, but I like to switch it up sometimes and make this Thai Peanut Slaw! It is beautiful thanks to all of the healthy veggies included, it is fast to make, and this could even be a full light meal thanks to the protein rich edamame I included. This is the sort of thing I love having for lunch in the summer, and you can even make it ahead of time and bring it along to work, or on a picnic!
One of my favorite meals to make is a Buddha bowl. I love them because you can add in ingredients to suit your tastes and switch things up to whatever you have on hand. One that I make often is this Thai Peanut Buddha Bowl. It is packed with fiber and protein, and plenty of veggies plus it is really delicious and easy to make so perfect for a weeknight!
We are into strawberry season, and although I love featuring them in desserts, they are delicious in savory recipes as well! This quinoa salad combines them with black beans for protein, fragrant basil and jalapeno and lime for a southwest flavor! This salad is easy to make, healthy and so good!