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Super Summer Recipes

3 Recipes to kick off summer the RIGHT way! Delicious, nutritious, and loved by the whole family!


Summer Watermelon Feta Salad


*Ingredients*

-Watermelon

-Crumbled Feta cheese

-Fresh peppermint leaves

-Fresh basil leaves

*Health Benefits*

-Hydration + antioxidants (anti

cancer + support immune health)

-Sodium (replaces electrolytes lost

in sweat), calcium

-Anti-bacterial, anti-viral, + soothes

the digestive tract

-Powerful anti-septic properties

(known as the king of herbs-

helps irradicate harmful microbes + viruses from the body)


*Preparation*

-Cube watermelon into bite size pieces + lightly sprinkle with salt

(pro tip- save the juices that run off to add to water or other beverages!)

-Add cubed watermelon + Feta to a large bowl

-Tear or cut the fresh mint + basil leaves into the bowl as large as you desire

-Gently mix everything together and chill until ready to serve



Mexican Street Corn Salad

*Ingredients*

-2-4 cups canned (drained), sliced off the cob (cooked), or frozen (thawed)

corn kernels

-1/2 medium red onion, finely diced

-2 cloves or 2tbsp minced garlic

-1tsp each: garlic salt, cumin, smoked paprika, chipotle chile powder,

+ black pepper

-A dash of cayenne pepper (if you like spicy)

-1 avocado, diced (freeze diced chunks for about 1 hour for firmer pieces)

-1/8 cup each sour cream, mayo, and plain Greek yogurt

-1-2 Roma tomatoes, diced OR about 10 cherry tomatoes, quartered

-1 fresh squeezed lime or 2tbsp lime juice

-1 cup cotija, feta, or queso fresco cheese


*Health Benefits*

-Good source of fiber for healthy GI tract

-Contains prebiotics + easily digestable complex carbohydrates

-Promotes circulation + posesses anti-bacterial properties

-Healthy fat source

-Adds protein + small amounts of probiotics

-Contain lycopene, a powerful anti-cancer agent

-Fresh citrus provides concentrated vitamin C to support immune health

-Sodium (replaces electrolytes lost in sweat) + calcium



*Preparation*

-Prepare all of your vegetables + add to a large bowl

-Add spices + gently mix to coat veggies

-Add mayo, sour cream, and yogurt; mix to combine

-Chill until ready to serve

IF PREFERRED WARM:

-Heat corn + garlic in a saucepan or crock pot until thoroughly warmed

-Add spices + stir, remove from heat

-Once removed from heat, add red onion + tomatoes

-Allow the mixture to cool for about 10 minutes then add lime juice

and mayo, sour cream, and yogurt. Mix well

-Add cheese + mix. Top with a light dusting of paprika and serve warm



Grilled Portobello "Burgers"

*Ingredients*

-Large portabello mushroom caps

-Olive oil

-Seasoning of choice

-Preferred toppings such as lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, fresh spread, etc.


*Health Benefits*

-Good source of vitamin D + selenium

-Healthy fat source

-Veggies contain added fiber and nutrients, homemade spreads contain less

added ingredients like sugar and preservatives


*Preparation*

-The best way to prevent dry mushrooms is to make sure they are full of

liquid. Mushrooms absorb like a sponge, so a marinade is a good choice.

-Let your mushrooms marinate for at least 30 minutes. To make your

marinade, simply combine olive oil, your preferred seasonings, and a small

amount of vinegar to cover the mushrooms. I prefer adding it all to a large

ziploc bag and laying them flat

-Heat your grill and remove your mushrooms from the liquid. Be sure to light-

ly pat dry the outsides to prevent drippings making a mess! Be careful- the

mushrooms will likely be very tender + may break apart

-Place your mushroom caps on the grill for just a few minutes on each side.

Remeber- they can be eaten raw, so you're only looking to warm the middle

and get nice grill marks on each side.

-If you're adding cheese, add it while the second side is on the grill

-Serve while hot with a bun and toppings of choice!

*Homemade Spreads*

-Homemade ketchup (less sugar + sodium)

-Homemade relish (can be made with pickles or zucchini)

-Dill Dip (plain Greek yogurt, garlic salt, + dill weed. Plain good.)

-Homemade onion dip (way less sodium + ususally more flavor)



Have you tried any of these recipes? Please leave us a comment or a photo and let us know how you liked some of our summer favorites!

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