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Healthy Summer Diet



Healthy Summer Diet
Healthy Summer Diet

A healthy summer diet can help you feel more energized and make the most of the season. Today I am sharing some tips and ideas for a really enjoyable and healthy summer diet! What are your favorites? Comment below and let us know!


1. Stay Hydrated:

  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day.

  • Infuse water with fruit slices like lemon, lime, or berries for added flavor.

  • Include the best hydrating foods like watermelon, cucumbers, and oranges.

2. Fresh Fruits and Vegetables:

  • Take advantage of local, seasonal produce such as berries, peaches, tomatoes, and leafy greens. Look for organically grown wherever possible.

  • Try to fill half your plate with vegetables and fruits at each meal. This is great for belly health and weight control.

3. Light and Refreshing Meals:

  • Opt for salads with a variety of colorful veggies and a try new sources of plant based protein like peas, tofu, or beans.

  • Make smoothies with fresh fruit, spinach or kale, and a protein source like cocoanut yogurt or pea protein powder.

4. Cook Outside More:

  • This can be can be a healthy way to prepare lean proteins like fish, and plant-based options.

  • Emphasize paired grilled proteins with grilled vegetables or a fresh salad.

5. Healthy Snacks:

  • Drop the chips and soda for good. Choose snacks like fresh fruit, nuts, coconut yogurt, or veggie sticks with hummus.

  • Avoid processed snacks and sugary treats.

6. Mindful Eating:

  • Eat slowly and pay attention to your hunger and fullness cues.

  • Enjoy your meals with friends and family but without distractions like TV and phones.

Sample Summer Meal Plan:

Breakfast:

  • Smoothie with spinach, banana, berries, coconut yogurt, and a splash of soy milk. OR

  • 1 slice whole grain toast with avocado and a sprinkle of chia seeds ~15 gms of carbs!.

Lunch:

  • Quinoa salad with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, chickpeas, favorite spices and a lemon vinaigrette.

  • Fresh fruit on the side.

Dinner:

  • Grilled salmon (or marinated Tofu) with a side of grilled vegetables (zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus).

  • Mixed green salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing.

Snacks:

  • Coconut yogurt with a handful of berries.

  • Carrot sticks and hummus.

  • A small handful of almonds, cashews or walnuts (for Omega 3's!!!).

Would you like more detailed recipes or tips on a specific aspect of your summer diet? Just post your comments suggestions or favorites below!

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