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Summertime is for easy eats and enjoying the sunshine. This season also brings with it smoking hot temps that make a mama start sweating before she even gets out the pan!
But it’s the year of COVID-19, so we can’t afford to slip up too much with our healthy eating habits. Before you throw your hands up and order GrubHub, why not give one of these easy, healthy meal ideas a try. You will find ideas for breakfast, dinner, snacks and even entertaining, below. Don’t be afraid to try something new, and encourage your little ones to cook right along with you.
It’s easy to start your summer days with a hearty breakfast, when you can whip up this filling meal. My family adores an oatmeal custard. Try this one by 5 to 9 Mom.
I love a healthy summer salad as much as a hearty winter soup. Light, healthy and quick, for the win!
18 Delicious, Healthy Summer Recipes by The Girl on Bloor
Blackberry Chicken Salad by I Am Homesteader
For the Slow Cooker
There is nothing like the luxury of tossing some ingredients in a slow cooker and being done with dinner before noon. Summertime is a perfect time for lazy cooking.
Ridiculously Easy Summer Recipes to Throw in Your Slow Cooker by Real Food, Whole Life
Do your kids ask for snacks every five minutes like mine do? We need healthy, fun and quick ideas, and these are perfect!
11 Easy Healthy Snacks by Clean Living with Kids
Healthy Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Pita Chips by What Molly Made
Isn’t it a treat to be able to enjoy the great outdoors while you eat? Grills are now on sale, and there are so many recipe options–even for vegans!
18 Healthy Whole 30 Grilling Recipes by The Whole Cook
45+ Easy Vegan Grilling & BBQ Recipes You Need This Summer by 2 Share my Joy
For Outdoor Gatherings
There may not be quite as many potlucks and barbecues this year; but when the occasion does arise, you will be prepared with these amazing options. I even included alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for your imbibing pleasure.
No-Mayo Potato Salad by foodiecrush
Do any of these summer recipes look good to you?
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