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Summertime means picnics, parties, and events full of fun and cherished moments. However, these occasions often tempt us with foods that sabotage our commitment to healthy eating. These foods can include inflammatory ingredients like gluten, dairy, and soy. They may also be convenience foods laden with chemicals. Even homemade foods can be a problem. Do you know what’s in your Aunt Jean’s famous potato salad? Could it have one or more of your food allergies in the ingredients? Or is it an allergen-free healthy summer recipe?

You can feel good about your food choices without worrying about inflammation by bringing one or more dishes to add to the party. You know there will likely be a fresh 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 of a salad only to taste one of your allergens.

Do you find yourself constantly being asked, “So, what do you actually eat?” We get that question a lot! By bringing a dish, you can show your friends and family just how effortless it is to live a healthy lifestyle.

We’ve put together a collection of easy, allergen-friendly, and delicious recipes that will fit right in at any party. They don’t look like healthy foods, but they are! Embrace the essence of a summer picnic with these sensational recipes!

10 Healthy Summer Recipes 

Patriotic Fruit Pizza

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 the Fourth of July. You can get creative with your designs on other days.

Spinach Dip

The dip makes the party, and you will want to party after you try this dairy-free spinach dip. It’s also egg-free and gluten-free and tastes fantastic.

Sloppy Joes 

Everybody loves a sloppy Joe, but they are disgusting when the mixture comes from a can! They are easy to make, and you don’t need the extra garbage in the canned version.

Mama’s Potato Salad

Potato salad is a staple for summer grill-outs and dinners! However, 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 return to store-bought.
Dairy-free queso dip with vegetables

Dairy-Free Kickin’ Queso 

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!

Roasted Broccoli Salad

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!Chicken Kabobs

Chicken Kabobs 

Everything tastes better when it’s 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!

Restaurant Style Salsa

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!
Cookie Dough Hummus Recipe

Cookie Dough Hummus Recipe 

Are you 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 even miss them!

Salmon Veggie Burgers

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 it 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

Embrace the excitement of the upcoming festivities with these healthy summer recipes. Designed to be simple, these dishes ensure that you won’t feel like you’re missing anything. Enjoy the vibrant flavors of summer while taking care of your health. It’s time to relish the joys of summer while maintaining a healthy lifestyle!

Healthy summer recipes help you avoid inflammation. Learn more about inflammation in Dr. Patrick Flynn’s Quick Tip.

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