Summertime means picnics, parties, and events full of fun and memories. They are also full foods that can throw off our healthy plans. These can include inflammatory foods like gluten, dairy and soy. Convenience foods that are full of chemicals. The home-made foods aren’t always safe either. What’s lurking in Aunt Jean’s famous potato salad? Is it one of your allergies? Or is it a healthy summer recipe?
Feel good about your foods and feel healthy without the inflammation by bringing your own dishes to add to the party. You know there will be a fruit and veggie tray you can eat from too! You will have a full healthy plate. And you won’t have to wonder about the ingredients, or take a bite into a salad to only taste one of your allergens.
Are you always being asked this question, “well, what do you eat then?” We know we get that question a lot! Bringing a dish can be a way to show your friends and family how easy it is to be healthy.
We have several ideas that are easy, allergen-friendly, and tasty that will fit right in at any party. They don’t look like healthy foods, but they are! Every day can be a picnic with these summer recipes!
10 Healthy Summer Recipes
This colorful, delicious treat is sure to be a hit with all ages! Gluten, dairy, and egg free! Pretty soon you’ll be making this every weekend. You can use the fruit to make patriotic designs for special occasions like Memorial Day or Fourth of July. You can get creative with your designs on other days.
The dip makes the party and you will want to party after you try this dairy free spinach dip. Egg free, gluten free and this dairy free dip recipe tastes amazing.
Everybody loves a sloppy joe, but if they are from a can, they are disgusting! They are so easy to make, and you don’t need the extra garbage that is in the canned version.
Potato salad is a staple for summer grill outs and dinners! Many potato salads include allergens like eggs in the mayonnaise. Mayonnaise also harbors unhealthy oils and preservatives. Once you try Mama’s Potato Salad recipe, you’ll never go back to store-bought.
Who doesn’t love chips and dip? All of the creaminess, without the guilt, in this dairy-free queso recipe. Bring this to your next party… it’s sure to be a hit!
Broccoli is center stage in this healthy recipe. The cruciferous vegetable is full of fiber and nutrients. It also helps fight inflammation. Your stomach will thank you!
Everything tastes better when its on a stick. Kabobs can be so healthy when you use a variety of vegetables and a healthy marinade. Make sure to marinade and put your meats on one stick and the veggies on another so you have more control over cooking times. Use this recipe and if you want to mix up the marinades try our Ranch Dressing Recipe or the Garlic and Oil Dressing Recipe. So good!
Salsa is a great healthy option! Forget store-bought salsa… this recipe is what you’ve been looking for. Enjoy with organic chopped veggies or chips!
Looking for something for that sweet tooth to add to the buffet? This cookie dough hummus recipe is perfect and has healthy chickpeas to replace the flour and egg you won’t miss!
Get your veggies and your omega- 3’s in one delicious patty with this salmon veggie burger recipe. This recipe calls for pan frying, but you can also cook on the grill. You won’t be thinking of how good it is for you, but your gut will thank you later.
Summer Eats Can Be Healthy
You will be looking forward to all the festivities with these healthy summer recipes. These recipes aren’t complicated and you won’t feel like you are missing anything. Go enjoy the summer and be healthy too!
Healthy summer recipes help you avoid inflammation. Learn more about inflammation in Dr. Patrick Flynn’s Quick Tip.