Celebrate the season with our best summer recipes, including easy salads and quick grilling ideas. The best part? These summer recipes are all less than 400 calories, which makes it easy to stick to your beach-season diet.
Skip fatty, bottled dressing for a refreshing summer dressing of reduced balsamic vinegar and honey. Natural sugars from summer fruit sweeten the chicken salad, adding lots of vitamins and little calories. Make it a party by serving in cute watermelon bowls or over fresh spinach.
Feed your avocado obsession with something new and exciting: a fruit-filled salad brimming with sunny grilled pineapples and antioxidant-rich blackberries. The fresh side dish is pure summer in a bowl.
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For a vitamin-rich side dish, pair crisp snap peas with watercress and smooth cantaloupe ribbons. A light raspberry vinaigrette gives the healthy summer recipe a candylike finish.
Everything's better with mango! This shrimp-couscous dinner tastes like paradise in every chipotle-coated bite. Queso fresco gives it a cool, creamy finish.
Full of grapes, goat cheese, chicken, and fresh greens, this healthy salad recipe fulfills four of your necessary food groups. Need a last-minute meal idea? Use last night's leftover grilled chicken to pull this dinner together in minutes.
Panzanella, a traditional Italian salad that features stale bread and tomatoes, gets an update when made with fresh, seasonal produce, such as sweet peppers and zucchini. This healthy dinner recipe serves as many as 10 people, making it the perfect choice for any summer potluck.
Soup or salad -- now you don't have to choose! These colorful bowls start with paper-thin veggie ribbons and fresh kale. Top them off with a ladleful of homemade chicken broth to achieve the perfect crunch.
This beautiful summer salad is packed full of low-fat veggies—perfect if you're trying to stick to a healthy eating plan. Splash with a light and spicy lemon dressing to add bold flavor without the extra calories.
Tender grilled tri-tip steak gets a kick of heat from our chipotle-garlic marinade. A simple mix of cumin, coriander, caraway, and red chili paste brings the spice to this homemade rub.
Learn how to cook quinoa and use it in a delicious, zesty salad full of fresh ingredients.
These light yet satisfying fish tacos get a flavor boost from bright citrus flavors and a fiery chile pepper slaw. Not only is this summer dinner recipe low-cal, but it also makes a delicious high-fiber option for any meal.
Kick up the flavor of regular grilled shrimp and scallops with a bold garlic, lime, and tequila marinade. A cool jicama, avocado, and cilantro slaw is the perfect complement to this healthy summer dinner.
Farro—an ancient grain with a chewy, nutty texture—stars along with Swiss chard, dried tomatoes, and goat cheese in our simple stuffed portobellos. At under 250 calories per serving, this dinner recipe makes it delicious to eat healthy.
Have these vegetarian burger patties on hand for any summer barbecue—they can easily be made in advance. Full of black beans, corn, and bottled salsa, these meatless burgers are as tasty as a traditional burger.
Fast-cooking vermicelli pasta makes the perfect bed for these garlicky shrimp skewers that go from prep to plate in under 30 minutes. Squeeze fresh lemon wedges over shrimp for added citrus flavor.
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Add extra Italian flavor to this classic summer salad with grilled eggplant slices and a dried tomato-basil dressing. At under 400 calories, it’s a tasty and healthy option for any meal.
Prepare the marinade for this sweet citrus salad in the morning and let the chicken soak all day long. Not only will this cut your evening prep time, but it will give the chicken time to absorb the flavors for irresistible taste in every bite.
Grill tuna steaks between two cedar planks for irresistible smoky flavor. A simple Asian-inspired sauce adds a bit of spice to our tuna steaks, which pair perfectly with sweet grilled pineapple in this healthy summer dinner.
Save yourself time this summer with this savory salmon recipe that takes under 20 minutes to prepare. Served on a bed of fresh tomatoes and cilantro, it makes an almost effortless summer dinner recipe.
To make these pink margarita treats, top chopped watermelon with tequila, sugar, and OJ, then freeze away. Twenty-six calories never tasted so good!
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