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!
Summer is nearly here, and so is ice cream season! It is fun and easy to make your own at home, and it can be a bit healthier too, depending on what ingredients you use. This one happens to be vegan, gluten free, and nut free but it is so rich and delicious tasting you would never guess by tasting it. If you don’t have an ice cream maker don’t worry, I have included instructions to make it without one.
Sometimes you end up with a lot of over ripe bananas on your counter. You could make banana bread, but I like to freeze them for use in smoothies later! Like these key lime pie smoothies! They are easy to make, and they taste like key lime pie, but are much healthier! I even snuck some veggies into this one, but you won’t even notice! These are perfect for when the weather gets warmer!
Summertime is here and with that comes the time to grill out. Everyone loves pizza with their favorite toppings and making them on the grill is also a great way to cook. The traditional pizza could include pepperoni, sausage, mozzarella cheese, bell peppers, mushrooms and pizza sauce.
Another type of pizza could be chicken focused: rotisserie chicken, sauteed vegetables such as: red onion, spinach bell peppers, dried tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and pizza sauce. Pizza toppings are endless just as today’s pizza recipe: Grilled Greek Pizza. This grilled Greek pizza is loaded with many healthy ingredients and is easy to prepare.
If you prefer not to grill out, skip the aluminum foil and the grill and put your pizza on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for the same length of time and temperature stated. It will be delicious either way!
When spring rolls around, I like to enjoy more raw fresh food. This kale salad is just that! You don’t need to blanch the kale, you just massage the dressing into it, and it retains the nutrients. I combine it with asparagus and blackberries for a spring twist, and the combination is so good together! This is good as a side dish with something like a tempeh steak on the side, but I even like to make this ahead of time to include in my lunches for the week!