Now that Summer has officially arrived, it is time to try some new recipes! We've gathered some clean and easy recipes that use common ingredients and basic cooking skills, and taste delicious! Trust us when we say that these sweet and savory options should definitely be at the top of your menu options this summer.
Give these healthy, quick recipes at your upcoming summer events, and let us know what you think! Post on Instagram with #theskinnyonsummer to be entered into an End-of-Summer giveaway!
This refreshing yet savory dish would be a great option for those who enjoy fruit salad with a bit of a twist, and would be perfect for a day at the beach or a picnic! It is super easy to prepare and only takes a few main ingredients: watermelon, cucumber, and some cubed feta cheese. (Original recipe here)
Grilling is not just a way to prepare food. It often becomes a social event during summer, and kabobs are a simple, yet appetizing way to prepare a light lunch or dinner for large or small groups. This recipe features red and yellow peppers, onion, and linked chicken sausages to provide lean protein with the smoky vegetables. A must-try next time you decide to light up the grill! (Original recipe here)
If you’re headed to a family gathering or picnic, pasta salad will probably be on the menu. This recipe is a lighter alternative to regular pasta salad, with the lemons adding a nice citrus twist. The recipe includes cooked pasta, lemon juice, olive oil, parmesan flakes, and basil, and offers substitutions for most of the ingredients for your consideration. (Original recipe here)
Lemon is a popular ingredient to use during summer because it has such a refreshing flavor. The juicy, sweet blueberries compliment the tart lemon well in this recipe, and the cream cheese frosting is the perfect finishing touch - light and sweet. The recipe also recommends adding a few blueberries to top the cupcakes, along with a slice of lemon peel and a few mint leaves for a little extra flair. (Original recipe here)