Eating in summer has always been an issue for me, between searching for lighter alternatives and craving heart meals I had to find that balance to enjoy any food while keep tracking my healthy eating. It doesn’t make sense to make to go on salads even if I tried hundreds of recipes I still have that need to eat food I love whether it is a piece of grilled meat drizzled with gravy, a favorite bowel of straight pasta or veggie themed dish for rough hot days. What really helps is to create some balance from different angles and of course keep hydrating. I love going out a lot in summer and between keeping myself healthy full and go easy on my wallet I choose to eat home, that’s why I always search easy options to fit my busy day whether to meal prep or prepare at the moment. These are some of the best summer meal ideas that I found to fit your cravings and of course, keep you on the healthy track.
Make this week worthy with these summer meal ideas
Summer Pesto Pasta
It is like eating a garden without even feeling it, all about veggies and it’s somehow addictive. Super easy to make and satisfy your carbs cravings each time, it is differently worth the try.
As long as I love going out, I also love to invite friends over while enjoying good food a good talk as well it is somehow therapeutic to me. If you want to impress your friends without spending hours in the kitchen, this paella recipe is the one for you. It is light, delish, and you will get leftovers to enjoy the next morning so it’s a bonus.
Swordfish Kebabs with Mint Pesto
Great way to meal prep dinner for any time you caught in time and you don’t have time to cook. It is also easy on cleaning, only a couple of bowls for preparing and skewers will hold your fish cubes beautifully while you snap on them.
That is my type of salad if you want something light, but not that kind of chewing only on water. Combining all in one plate, eggs and tuna are great extras while black olives add more texture and flavors.
Zucchini & Cheese Roulades
It is that kind of snack that keep you holding on Sunday afternoon while you still have some time to go for lunch with a friend or partner. Pretty easy to make and can be customized to your own taste, using your favorite type of cheese and extra flavors.
Chicken Tacos with Avocado Salsa
I love good looking food and I love Spanish food as well, tacos one of the closest summer meal ideas to my heart I can meal prep a whole week with only tacos while changing the stuffing from meat to cheese and veggies as well. I really can get enough of tacos! This one is a great way to pack lunch for a picnic you planned for on your summer bucket list along with iced beverage and you need nothing more.
Tacos Al Pastor
This time it is pork and it is real tacos made as it should be, it may take some time but totally worth it especially if you enjoy cooking on the weekend with the one you love being around.
Strawberry Avocado Salad
For me it’s more like on the side of fruity salads not that ordinary herbaceous salad (I am not a fan!) – I love strawberry, I also love how it’s mixed with the right ingredient in that recipe. If you aren’t a big fan of juices like me this one will make a great replacement.
Pesto Stuffed Roasted Tomatoes
Forget about how all the ingredients sing together in your mouth, only the way these melted tomatoes look mixed with green and white make it like art. I can only eat with plain pasta while watching some Netflix movies and I don’t want anything more.
Fresh Corn Cakes with Summer Salsa
Sometimes all you need to eat in a day is that punch of all fibers and fresh food, corn cakes, and this fresh salsa are one of those summer meal ideas that can’t be beaten. It isn’t that time consuming, but you can make an amount of and the pack on your freezer to enjoy through the rest of the week.
Crispy, cheesy, salty, and refreshing as well. What else would you aim in nachos, you can eat as a main or side dish no matter your needs only enjoy these little things that make you smile and this IS one of them.
Soy Marinated Flank Steak
This glazed pink piece of meat is looking damn good, It takes some time in preparation but the result is superb. You can make a good amount to lay on for a couple more days along with different sides.
Grilled Veggie Couscous Salad
Replacing meat with mushrooms and incorporating punch of colorful delish veggies along with the tasty couscous make that Mediterranean salad recipe a hit as any other summer meal ideas you used and love to eat.
French Bread Pizza Caprese
This one is a great way to start a day, it is fresh and satisfying and takes you to another place with its coastal vibes to remember your beautiful days on the beach.
Grilled Veggie Pizza
What is better to end these summer meal ideas goodies other than a whole round of hearty colorful seasonal pizza. You can buy the dough if you aren’t good at baking and the rest is about chopping and decorating your pizza the way you love.