Summer is all about eating light and staying healthy. Luckily, you don’t need to eat a salad every day to stay in shape. Get your swimsuit body ready with these 12 healthy summer recipes under 350 calories. They’ll fill you up but won’t leave you feeling heavy or bloated. And if you’re feeling uninspired or don’t know what to cook, these recipes are the perfect way to get back into delicious and nutritious eating. You’ll find everything from appetizers to main meals to drinks! So go ahead, give one, two, or all of them a try.
1. Keto Salsa
(Whole30, paleo, keto, low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, sugar-free)
This homemade keto salsa is bold, spicy, and flavorful. It is the quintessential summer recipe and goes well with sweet potato chips or other healthy options like vegetable sticks. Make it as a quick snack, a dip, or to bring to a party.
The recipe makes ten servings with 12 calories each, for a total of 120 calories. And it takes only five minutes to complete, so it’s super quick and easy.
2. Gluten-free Strawberry Muffins
(Paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free)
These gluten-free strawberry muffins make the best summer breakfast or snack. They are kid-friendly, easy to make, and so utterly crave-worthy. Baked goods made with fruit instead of heaps of sugar are a great way to make sweets guilt-free. These muffins combine the two classic flavors, strawberry, and chocolate but without the extra calories. They only take half an hour to make so you can easily enjoy these even on a busy schedule. At 234 calories per muffin, these are the ideal summer snack for staying lean and healthy.
3. Classic French Ratatouille
(Low calorie, vegan, gluten-free)
This classic French ratatouille is bursting with flavor and full of healthy and nutritious summer vegetables. It takes just ten minutes to prepare, and a serving is under 100 calories. It’s also one of the prettiest dishes and is guaranteed to impress guests.
The French cuisine is world-famous and not without reason. This delicious ratatouille dish is a timeless classic that had an entire Disney movie named after it. When you make it, you’ll understand why. It’ll undoubtedly become your next favorite dish.
4. Air Fryer Mahi Mahi
(Low-carb, keto, paleo, grain-free, gluten-free, Whole30, nut-free, dairy-free)
If you’re trying to cut down on carbs this summer, you need to try this recipe. Air fryers are all the rage lately, and this delicious mahi-mahi might just convince you to get one for yourself. At 335 calories, this summer lunch is healthy but still filling. It’s made with just three ingredients and cooks up fast in 15 minutes, making it an ideal healthy dish for busy families.
5. Blueberry Gin Cocktail
(Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free)
If you only have time for one cocktail this summer, this blueberry gin cocktail is THE drink you have to try. Made with blueberry simple syrup, lemon juice, gin, and triple sec, then topped with club soda for some fizz, you will thank me for bringing this recipe to your attention.
It’s vegan, takes two minutes to make, and is only 181 calories per drink. Enjoy this refreshing drink in the evenings after dinner or make it for your friends at your next outdoor barbecue. It’ll be the hit of the party!
6. Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash
(Low-carb, keto, vegan, vegetarian, paleo, Whole30, nut-free, dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free)
Are you craving pasta but don’t want to load up on carbs? This 30-minute low-carb air fryer spaghetti squash recipe is the answer. Carbs are usually the culprit when it comes to hidden calories. But the spaghetti squash noodles in this recipe come in at just 81 calories, so it’s no longer a problem.
And there’s no need to heat up the house from using the oven. Keep your kitchen cool this summer and your plate full of delicious veggies. Spaghetti squash is healthy and won’t leave you feeling bloated. With a prep time of only around 10 minutes, this recipe will easily become one of your go-to choices for those busy days where you need a quick meal.
7. Fruit Pizza
Craving something sweet but cutting back on cakes and candy? You’ll enjoy this fruity dish. It’s easy to make and even your little ones with enjoy this spin on a Friday favorite – pizza. The recipe can be easily tweaked to include your favorite summer fruites. This goodness should be a staple in everyone’s summer kitchen.
8. Pearl Couscous Mediterranean Salad
Each bite of this delicious pearl couscous Mediterranean salad is full of mouthwatering flavors that will surprise your taste buds with their combination of cranberries, artichokes, and seasonings. This fresh vegetarian salad only takes 20 minutes to prepare and is just 350 calories. It’s filling and delicious. Mediterranean dishes are made to be enjoyed during hot weather, so they work well for the summer months. And couscous is certainly no exception as it’s often enjoyed cold and easily combined with fresh vegetables.
9. Grilled Tofu Steaks
(Gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, dairy-free, nut-free, low-carb)
These grilled tofu steaks are the best way to enjoy some plant-based protein during barbeque season. If you’ve always wanted to give vegetarian or vegan barbeque options a try but don’t know where to start, then this is the perfect recipe for you. The tofu is marinated and then grilled to your liking for a low-carb protein-packed meal. With only 152 calories per serving of tofu, you won’t have to worry about feeling too full afterward. It’s quick to make but you’ll want to factor in about 10 minutes to grill and 1 hour to marinate.
10. Healthy Chicken Lime and Avocado Soup
(Keto, low-carb, paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, Whole30, dairy-free, nut-free)
This healthy summer soup is easy on the waist but will still leave you feeling full and satisfied. It’s also very nutritious and has just 348 calories. No need to spend hours in the kitchen preparing ingredients. You can get this delicious dish on the table in just 25 minutes. The sourness of the lime gives this soup just the right amount of tangy taste and will surprise your taste buds in more than one way.
11. Passion Fruit Mojito
(Gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, dairy-free, low-carb)
Nothing screams summer like a refreshing mojito! Splash of Taste has taken the classic cocktail and given it a delicious passion fruit twist. Ditch the calories and enjoy a drink this summer without having to worry about the extra pounds. This mojito is the ultimate companion for a drink by the pool, so enjoy it on your own or host a cocktail night with friends. It’s guaranteed to be a winner at any gathering. At just 254 calories, this mojito recipe is light but still sweet and fruity.
12. Mediterranean Chopped Salad
Does a dish loaded with vegetables, fresh herbs, and chickpeas sound enticing? Then this Mediterranean chopped salad is just the thing for you. It’s the perfect filling meal that is easy to prepare and healthy to boot! Make this for the entire family as a light lunch or bring it to a friend’s party. It also works well as a small starter or even a snack to have in between meals. A single serving has only around 230 calories, so it’s okay to go in for seconds!