School’s Out for the Summer!

The last bell has rung and the kids are ready to enjoy that summer sun. Eating healthfully can be a challenge when you’re running from BBQ to beach. Try these easy recipes that will tickle your palates and keep your family’s summer eating on a nutritious track.

Grilled Avocados with Black Bean Salsa
Don’t just heat up your grill for meat this summer. Bring out the avocados for a new taste and a dose of healthful fat. (3 stars)

Avocado / Jaanus Silla / CC BY 2.0

Mediterranean Chicken Salad
Nothing says summer like a light easy salad. Dressed with the healthful fat in olive oil and the vitamin C in lemon, your body will be as happy as your taste buds. (2 stars)

Grilled Tuna with Fire and Ice Salsa
Your kids will love the color and the fruity taste of this dish, and you’ll love that it’s loaded with vitamins like D, B12, and A. (3 stars)

Tuna & White Bean Salad
Perfect over greens at a cookout or in a pita pocket at the beach, this versatile salad will keep your summer eating easy and nutritious. (3 stars)

Red Lentil Salad with Dried Fruit & Toasted Pine Nuts
Skip the pasta and mayo salad at your BBQ and try this nutritional superstar. (3 stars)

Grilled Peach Salsa
Instead of dairy-heavy dips, pair this salsa with your favorite starred tortilla chips or on your favorite kind of grilled fish. (3 stars)

Ginger-Marinated Grilled Portobello Mushrooms
Low-sodium, fat-free and full of micronutrients like selenium, copper, and manganese, these delicious mushrooms might make you rethink your favorite grilling choices. (3 stars)