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Simple and Healthy Summer Recipes

The hot weather in summer months changes the way we eat.  Most people look for lighter entrees but don’t want to sacrifice flavor.  These healthy summer recipes can provide the flavor you’re looking for while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Ultimately, making better dietary choices can help you to get to and stay at a healthy weight which is great for your reproductive health. 

Grilled Shrimp Salad 3.27

This healthy meal combines two of the best summer staples - leafy greens and shrimp.  To make this dish, you will need: 

  • Shrimp
  • Lemons 
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic 
  • Cucumber 
  • Greek yogurt
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Red Onion
  • Cherry tomatoes 
  • Dill 
  • Oregano

Marinate the shrimp in lemon juice, olive oil, dill, and oregano for at least 10 minutes.  While marinating, combine Greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, and dill to make a light salad dressing.  Then toss together the dressing, lettuce, onion, cucumber, and red onions for a light delicious salad.  Grill the shrimp for about five minutes or until they are cooked through, then top the salad with them.  Enjoy! 

Chicken Kabobs 

Nothing says summer like eating food off a stick.  Chicken kabobs are quickly assembled and are great on the grill.  The ingredient list includes: 

  • Vegetable oil
  • Honey
  • Low sodium soy sauce
  • Black pepper 
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Garlic
  • Onions
  • Bell Peppers 
  • Skewers 

Combine oil, honey, and soy sauce in a bowl, reserving some for glaze while cooking.  Chop the chicken and vegetables into one inch pieces and then marinate them for at least two hours.  The longer the marination, the greater the flavor.  Assemble the kabobs by threading the vegetables and chicken onto the skewers.  After oiling the grill, cook each kabob for 15 minutes or until the juices from the chicken run clear.  During the grilling process, brush the kabobs with the remaining marinade to increase flavor and keep the chicken moist. 

Summer meals can be delicious, easy, and quick, allowing you to enjoy all of the flavors summer has to offer. 

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Topics: food, health

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