Family Health

Five Healthy Recipes to Try This Summer

Jul 18 • 2016

Summer is an exciting time to try out new, healthy recipes. Light, refreshing meals are especially appealing during hot weather and with fresh ingredients in season the options are endless. From differing barbeque ideas to a lighter version of banana pudding we recommend trying a new recipe for your next summer dinner party!

Grilled Salmon with Sherry Vinegar-Honey Glaze and Spicy Tomato Relish
This delicious salmon recipe incorporates fresh fish and a tomato relish with a refreshing kick that we think you’ll love. Fire up the grill to get a great sear on the salmon and you’ll have the perfect, heart healthy protein to anchor any meal. The spicy tomato relish is an easy topping that doesn’t require a lot of time.

BBQ Chicken with Peach and Feta Slaw
Barbeque is a staple in Memphis, but this summer recipe is a lovely twist that lightens the meal without losing flavor. The crunchy slaw combines unique flavors with ripe peaches, chives, and feta cheese. This perfect mix of sweet and salty is ideal on top of barbeque chicken, but you can also swap out for another lean protein according to your preference.

Beef, Okra, and Potato Kababs
Kababs are great for cookouts – they’re easy to put together, simple to eat while mingling, and best of all they taste amazing. If you’re looking for a unique kabab recipe to try out this summer, look no further. The fresh seasonings will have your palate salivating from the start, but the real showstopper is the grilled okra. You’ll love the smoky flavor they get without getting mushy.

Fresh Corn Cakes with Summer Salsa
This recipe embodies summer in all the right ways. If you’re looking to utilize some fresh produce this season, try out these corn cakes. You’ll love the flavors from the yellow squash, fresh basil, jalapeno, and green onions. Make your own adjustments to the salsa to find the perfect level of spice for your taste and incorporate any other ingredients you’d like for your own personalized plate.

Lighter Banana Pudding
Don’t worry – we haven’t forgotten about summertime desserts. While ice cream or popsicles might be the go-to way to cool off after a meal in warmer temperatures, we think this lightened-up banana pudding recipe is the perfect end to any meal. With the addition of sour cream to the cooked pudding, you’ll love the creaminess.

What are some of your favorite healthy summertime recipes? Share them with us in the comments below.