If the summer heat zaps your energy and your appetite, you’re not alone. Our bodies process food at a slower rate when it’s hot, meaning we aren’t as hungry as usual. As well, the brain is trying to regulate all of the processes that keep our bodies cool and just doesn’t prioritize the appetite like it usually does.
When you need to eat but don’t quite feel like it, or just need some lighter bites that feel as refreshing as they are filling, give these quick, easy, summer recipes a try.
A little red onion and lime juice really punch up the bright, easy flavors in this side that serves just as well as a full lunch.
Makes enough for one or to serve a crowd and pairs with almost anything you plan to eat this summer. Blue corn chips and a bowl of guac make a pretty satisfying lite summer dinner.
Especially if you like to meal plan or prep meals ahead of time, this big salad will be a staple in your lite bite rotation.
The best flavors of summer come together in this fresh, light salad that goes perfectly on the side of just about anything or as a main entree salad that won’t leave you stuffed.
You likely already have these ingredients on-hand and the fives minutes to blend them up into something surprisingly refreshing and satisfying. The suggested toppings max out the yum factor!
On those days when you can’t bare to heat up the kitchen, this delightful combo of sweet shrimp and tart grapefruit can’t be beat.
Summer heat or not, you’ll want to eat this little finger food with your eyes. We love the creamy texture and crisp crunch of all these veggies rolled up in a tender tortilla. Lunch and dinner are served!
The flavors inherent to summer are some of the lightest and healthiest you can have all year, and every one of these recipes celebrate that. What’s your favorite way to nosh when the temperatures are unbearable outside?