Ahh sweet summertime! The birds are chirping, the kids are running around the backyard… oh and you are super-stressed because everyone has gotta eat and you’re the one making the food! Fear not, here are a bunch of Summer Food ideas (that might also have a slimming effect). Enjoy!
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Grilled Hawaiian Chicken Teriyaki Bowls
You can’t always be sipping margaritas on a Hawaiian beach, sadly:( You can however get the *feeling* of being on Hawaii whilst conjuring something that’s a lot more healthy: THIS delicious dish!
Salted Grilled Watermelon
Put anything on a grill and it gets better. Put watermelon on a grill? Yeah, it gets better!
Bloomin’ Grilled Apples
Again, back at it with the grill + fruit combo. Truth is nothing says summer like the whiff of smoke in the air. Add a bit of sweetness and you’ll always have a recipe for success.
Grilled Pork Tenderloin
It’s juicy + BBQ + Veggies + GOOD FOR YOU! Amen.
Grilled Fruit Kabobs
More fruit. More grill. More summer. More chill.
Best Grilled Salmon
Watcha know – put a fish on the grill and it gets better as well! And this one sure is both filling and slimming.
Grilled Vegetable Salad
This is a great meal just by itself, or an excellent addition to any summer dinner.
Steak Fajita Skewers With Cilantro Chimichurri
Some juicy steak + crispy veggies + a fancy exciting thing called Cilantro Chimichurri = perfection. Also, it’s fajita… on a stick!
Yogurt Marinated Grilled Chicken
A triple threat hitting you straight in the gut: yogurt + chicken + grilling
Grilled Pineapple Chicken
You can almost taste that sweet but slightly sour pineapple + juicy chicken through the screen. Also – grilled.
Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Wrap
We sure love us a good wrap and this one looks better than most!
Summer Corn Salad
If you’re in a hurry then this dish will come together in a blast. Quick snack – side dish – so many options.
Peach Summer Salad
This dish literally screams out SUMMER through the screen. Terrific for small kids or 40 year old kids 😉
Grilled Peach Salad
Look at the vibrancy of this dish. It’s probably an excellent side dish, but I honestly feel like just overdosing on peaches and calling it a dinner!
Steak And Feta Salad
Combine the lightness of a salad with the filling (and muscle building) effect of steak and you’ve got a recipe for success.
Rainbow Fruit Cup
There ain’t a kid in the world that wouldn’t be delighted to have this fun and colorful dish presented to them. TIP: if they partake in making it they – in some magically mysterious way – like it EVEN more.
This fruit salsa packs a punch… a color – vitamin – health – goodness punch!
Grilled Parmesan Garlic Asparagus
This is a VERY simple twist on normal asparagus – but it makes ALL the difference!
Jalapeño Goat Cheese Grilled Stuffed Mini Peppers
This dish might sound complicated but we assure you it’s not. Make it your own by switching out the jalapeño with *literally anything*.
Watermelon Salad With Feta & Cucumbers
This is a very light dish – carrying the essence of a perfect summer day: easy + vibrant + refreshing.
Grilled Chili Lime Shrimp
Who could forget about SHRIMPS when it comes to summer? This is just one of those dishes you’ll wanna make at every possible opportunity!