40 Best Healthy Summer Recipes for Dinner

Healthy Summer Recipes for Dinner

These 40 Healthy Summer Recipes for Dinner are all under 500 calories and packed full of nutrition.

With summer meals made on the barbecue, slow cooker, and stove top, these easy summer meals won’t heat up the house.

Healthy Summer Recipes for Dinner

Plus they can be made quickly so you can spend more time enjoying summer. And less time in a warm kitchen.

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These summer dinner ideas will be updated as we create new easy summer recipes which is why the article states 40 + recipes… so keep coming back for more low calorie summer dinners.

We are constantly adding new Summer Recipes for Dinner! All are under 500 calories and packed full of nutrition too!

Over 40 Healthy Summer Recipes for Dinner

We want to get right to the healthy summer meal ideas, so we will start the list here.

You can click on the recipe card or the photo for each of the summer meals ideas… it will bring you right to the recipe!

1. Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

When it comes to quick and flavorful summer food, a 15 minute pesto pasta is always on the list.

But what makes this summer pasta recipe really great is that it’s just 377 calories!

15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

We love this pasta dish alone, but it you want to round out the meal, try it with our 82 Calorie Caprese Salad. The two dishes together are just 459 calories!

Rigatoni Pesto Pasta Recipe (LOW CALORIE)
This rigatoni pasta recipe with pesto is just 377 for over 3/4 cups, and this pesto pasta can be made in just 15 minutes!
Below, you will find a low calorie pesto sauce recipe, and optional add ins for this pesto rigatoni pasta recipe (like chicken or cheese).
You can make this pesto pasta recipe with any pasta you like… but we love it with big rigatoni tubes.
Check out this recipe
15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto
The BEST Low Calorie Caprese Salad Recipe
This Low Calorie Caprese Salad Recipe is easy and yummy!
You can enjoy this recipe for caprese salads as a side dish or first course. It's full of protein and a delicious way to use up vine ripened tomatoes.
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Low Calorie Caprese Salad Recipe

2. Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

These summer recipes with chicken are only 399 calories and the summer dish has 34.8 grams of protein! 

This filling and hearty summer dinner recipe takes 35 minutes, though it can be meal prepped ahead of time for super quick summer dinners.

Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe

You can cut the carbs and calories even further, and swap out the rice for this Low Calorie Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice!

Healthy “Copycat” Chipotle Burrito Bowls
These healthy chicken burrito bowls are just 399 calories and super filling!
Skip the high calorie Chipotle burrito bowls, and try this healthy Mexican bowl recipe instead.
Comes with lots of toppings, and tips on how to make this a meal prep recipe too.
Check out this recipe
Healthy Chicken Burrito Bowl Recipe
Healthy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
You can have 1 1/2 cups of this healthy cilantro lime rice cauliflower recipe for just 65 calories!
This easy Mexican cauliflower rice recipe is low in calories, and low in ingredients.
Special Tip: Be sure to see below on how to make homemade cauliflower rice. And yes, you can absolutely use frozen cauliflower rice to make this healthy recipe!
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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

3. Grilled Pork Tenderloin Recipe

This 15 minute grilled summer dinner recipe is easy and packed full of flavor. Plus it won’t heat up the house!

Plus, this summer recipes dinner main dish is just 228 calories! Leaving you lots of leftover calories for yummy sides (see ideas below!)

Healthy Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Because this low calorie summer dinner main is so low in calories, you can enjoy extra sides (or seconds!) We love serving this pork loin with Low Calorie Grilled Corn, and Skinny Grilled Baby Potatoes… all 3 dishes together are just 445 calories!

15 Minute Grilled Pork Tenderloin
This low calorie grilled pork tenderloin is just 228 calories, and it takes just 15 minutes to make (including prep time!)
Covered with a mustard and herb rub, this BBQ pork tenderloin is flavorful and juicy. The perfect BBQ main course.
Special Tip: If you don't like or don't have dijon mustard, you can use yellow mustard. Or double the spices and skip the mustard all together (though it does help everything stick).
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Healthy Grilled Pork Tenderloin
5 Seasoned Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil Recipes
These 5 recipes for grilled corn on the cob in foil are all low in calories and healthy.
Try the basic corn recipe, or add ranch, taco, or Chimichurri flavoring to your seasoned grilled corn on the cob in foil recipes. All 5 recipes for foil wrapped corn on the grill are delicious and easy to make.
When using the additional seasonings I like to add butter and the additional seasoning. But you can cut more calories and fat and skip the butter all together.
Check out this recipe
Grilled Corn on the Cob in Foil
Healthy Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets
These grilled potatoes in foil packets are just 101 calories, and so easy to make.
Add these potatoes on grill for easy, effortless side dishes, or to keep the house cool when you need to roast potatoes for potato salad and other dishes.
If you don't have small potatoes (New potatoes) you can use any potato in it's place. If they are larger, simply slice into large chunks (about ping pong ball sized) and continue with the foil pack grilled potatoes recipe.
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Grilled Potatoes in Foil Packets

4. Healthy Mango Salad Recipe

For easy and light summer meals, a hearty salad is great! And this mango avocado salad with blue cheese takes just 10 minutes… plus it’s a no cook dinner!

At just 276 calories, these vegetarian summer recipes are both filling and healthy.

Healthy Mango Salad Recipe

We love this no cook summer dinner salad alone. But if you want to round it out with some yummy protein, 3 strips of our Air Fryer Chicken Strips are just 132 calories… Making the full summer dinner meal just 408 calories!

Mango & Avocado Summer Salad (LOW CALORIE)
This summer salad with fruit is just 276 calories, and takes just 10 minutes to make!
With bright flavors like mango, pomegranate, and blue cheese. Then topped with some healthy fat (avocado) and crunch (pecans)… this really is the best summer salad!
Special Tip: Make this a large meal by doubling the serving size, or by adding some grilled shrimp or shredded chicken to the salad.
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Healthy Mango Salad Recipe
Air Fryer Chicken Strips {LOW CALORIE}
You can have 6 of these homemade chicken strips for just 263 calories!
Along with the air fryer chicken strips directions, we have supplied you with oven baked chicken strips directions… so everyone can make this yummy recipe!
With OVER 31 grams of protein per serving, this healthy recipe for chicken strips in air fryer is great for dinner, or in a sandwich wrap.
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Healthy Recipe for Chicken Strips in Air Fryer

5. Healthy Fish Taco Bowl

We LOVE fish tacos! But sometimes we don’t want the added carbs and calories that come with the tortillas.

These fish taco bowls are just 293 calories, and are packed with 28g of protein!

Healthy Fish Taco Bowl

If you’re on a Keto diet, or just want to add more healthy fats and nutrition. Try adding some of our Healthy Homemade Guacamole, it goes great with these summer bowls for dinner. The two together are just 423 calories!

Healthy Fish Taco Bowls (293 calories)
These Healthy Fish Taco Bowls are just 293 calories, and low carb.
Try these as meal prep taco bowls, for a yummy low carb dinner. Either way, you'll love these healthy taco bowls.
Special Tip: You can use any type of cabbage (red is pretty but white might be cheaper) or chop up some romaine or iceberg lettuce as the base of this recipe. Either way is great!
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Healthy Fish Taco Bowl
The Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe
This is the best homemade guacamole recipe! It's all natural, easy to make, and healthy.
When looking for the best recipe for guacamole, you want fresh ingredients. And this recipe for homemade guacamole is packed full of delicious, traditional fresh ingredients.
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The best homemade guacamole recipe

6. Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

Make summer meals easy, with this 15 minute PF Chang’s copycat recipe!

This healthy summer dinner main is just 273 calories per cup. Compare that to PF Changs 870 calories and this is a fantastic healthy option!

Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe

Serve 1 cup of this sesame chicken over 2 cups of our Low Calorie Cauliflower Rice. This Homemade Cauliflower Rice article will show you how to make it 4 ways (with a blender, knife, cheese grater, or food processor.) The two recipes together is just 307 calories!

Healthy Sesame Chicken (JUST 273 CALORIES)
This healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken is just 273 calories per cup!
We skipped the breading and frying of the chicken, and found that we liked it even better… Plus it lowered the carbs, sugar and calories by a lot!
Special Tip: If you're looking to make an extra healthy sesame chicken dinner, serve over cauliflower rice (or Cauliflower fried rice- recipe below) and save even more calories and carbs.
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Healthy Chinese Sesame Chicken Recipe
LOW CALORIE Cauliflower Rice
It's easy to make your own cauliflower rice, with a blender, knife, cheese grater, or food processor.
The recipe will show you how to make cauliflower rice all 4 ways, and how to cook cauliflower rice.
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how to make cauliflower rice

7. Healthy Steak Sandwich Recipe

This leftover recipe is great after backyard barbecues. Make an extra steak (or just use leftovers) to make these 10 minute no cook summer sandwiches the next night… or just cook a fresh steak for these yummy sandwiches.

At just 283 calories, this healthy summer dinner sandwich is filling and yummy. Plus it comes with 5 sauces to add to your yummy sandwich.

Healthy Steak Sandwich Recipe

To keep with the theme of leftovers reworked for summer dinners, we paired this with our Leftover Grilled Corn Salad! The two together are just 435 calories!

Healthy Steak Sandwiches (PLUS 5 SAUCES)
This healthy steak sandwich recipe is just 283 calories, and comes with 5 low calorie steak sandwich sauces!
We like to use leftover steak to make these sandwiches. But just incase you don't have any, we've supplied you with an easy sirloin steak recipe.
Special Tip: You can cut calories, carbs, and sugar by using the keto friendly buns we supplied below!
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Healthy Steak Sandwich Recipe
Healthy Mexican Corn Salad (JUST 152 CALORIES)
This healthy corn side dish is just 152 calories per cup, and does not contain all the heavy mayonnaise a traditional Mexican corn salad will have.
If you do prefer the creamy version though, we have a great option supplied to you below… and it adds just 6 calories per serving.
Special Tip: We wanted to make a mayo free corn salad, and this healthy corn salad is so fresh and perfect as is. If you prefer a creamy version, add in the greek yogurt! It's a great mayo swap and actually boosts metabolism too!
Check out this recipe
Mexican Corn Salad

8. Healthy Grilled Tilapia Recipe

This 3 ingredients BBQ summer dinner recipe takes just 8 minutes to make!

And at just 190 calories, you can have 2 servings and stay well under your calorie goals.

Healthy Grilled Tilapia Recipe

This low calorie summer dinner is so low in calories that we recommend having 2 servings of tilapia along with this Easy Grilled Asparagus. Two servings and tilapia and 1 serving of asparagus is just 407 calories!

Healthy Tilapia on BBQ (JUST 190 CALORIES)
This low calorie, healthy tilapia recipe is just 190 calories, and needs only 3 ingredients!
Make grilled tilapia as a main course, or to go in tacos for low calorie fish tacos.
This BBQ Tilapia is easy and delicious, and it takes just 8 minutes to make!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Grilled Tilapia Recipe
Low Calorie BBQ Asparagus Recipe
This low calorie BBQ asparagus recipe is just 27 calories for a huge serving!
Along with the perfect asparagus on the grill recipe, we've supplied you with 3 of the best seasoning for asparagus blends to choose from… or you can just just salt and pepper, which is also delicious.
Learn how to cook asparagus on grill recipes with this easy to follow recipe card.
Check out this recipe
Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe

9. Portobello Mushroom Burger Recipe

This healthy summer dinner recipe can be made on the grill or on the stove top. Plus, it takes just 15 minutes!

At just 343 calories (yes with the bun and toppings!) this vegan summer dinner idea is an all in one meal.

The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger Recipe

Meant to be an all in one meal, this meal takes summer recipes vegetables based dinners to a whole new level. You could try it with some Skinny Homemade Sweet Potato Fries, though you would need your oven for that… so we leave it up to you.

Portobello Burgers (Grill, Oven, Air Fryer, Stovetop)
This vegan portobello mushroom burger recipe is just 343 calories!
We've also supplied you with directions on cooking portobello burgers on the grill, in the oven, stovetop, and even on the air fryer!
This delicious portobello recipe makes a great dinner or lunch, and can easily be made gluten-free with your favorite GF burger buns!
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The Best Portobello Mushroom Burger Recipe
5 BEST Sweet Potato Fry Recipes (LOW CALORIE)
These oven baked sweet potato fries are just 101 calories for 1 cup! Now you can enjoy your favorite fries, without hurting your diet.
These crispy sweet potato fries are the best oven fried sweet potatoes you've ever had. We use 2 secret ingredients to make them crisp up while cutting calories… Olive Oil Spray and Parchment Paper.
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Sweet Potato Fry Recipes

10. Healthy Vegan Rice Bowls

Another “all in one” vegan summer dinner recipe… this vegan rice bowl takes just 30 minutes to make.

This summer meal recipe is 438 calories for 3 cups (that’s a huge serving!) And you can easily meal prep this yummy summer dinner recipe.

Healthy Vegan Rice Bowls

At 438 calories, this is a one recipe meal. But don’t let that fool you, it’s 3 cups and that’s quite the HUGE meal!

The BEST Low Calorie Vegan Rice Bowls
These vegan rice bowls are just 438 calories and super filling with rice, veggies, and healthy fats.
You'll even find a healthy rice bowl sauce recipe!
And you can made these healthy rice bowls as weekly meal prep… the low calorie vegan rice bowl recipe will hold in the fridge for up tp 5 days, and make wonderful "take to work" lunches!
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Healthy Vegan Rice Bowls

11. Green Shakshuka with Feta

With all the wonderful summer greens available, you’ll want to make this green shakshuka recipe! It takes just 30 minutes to make and goes great with pita bread or a shared baguette.

At just 149 calories you can have 2 servings of this yummy summer meal recipe, and still have enough calories available for bread.

Green Shakshuka with Feta

Because this one pan meal is so low calorie, we recommend you pair it with pita bread, a couple slices off a baguette, or double the servings for a 298 calorie dinner.

Green Shakshuka (JUST 149 CALORIES)
This Green Vegetarian Shakshuka recipe is just 149 calories per serving! It makes a wonderful breakfast, brunch, or dinner!
I like to serve this green Shakshuka with feta recipe, with some artisan bread. Though it's wonderful with pita, pita chips, or just alone.
Because this easy Shakshuka Recipe is just 149 calories, you can enjoy 2 servings without hurting your diet!
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Green Shakshuka with Feta

12. Cheese and Spinach Smothered Chicken in Crockpot

Don’t shy away from using your slow cooker in summer. It’s great for “set it and forget it” meals that will be ready when you come home. And that won’t warm up your house more. This recipe takes just 5 minutes to prep- then it cooks while you’re at work.

At just 304 calories, this protein packed (and Keto friendly) recipe is filling and healthy.

Healthy Cheese and Spinach Smothered Chicken in Crockpot

At 304 calories this is a very filling meal. We find that a side dish is not necessary, this Panzanella Salad is great with the chicken dish. And the two together are just 495 calories.

Slow Cooker Chicken Breast with Tomato and Spinach
This cheese and spinach smothered chicken in Crockpot recipe is just 304 calories!
Enjoy this filling main course with a slice of rustic bread, alongside a salad. Or slice and add this slow cooker chicken breasts with tomato and spinach over pasta.
This low calorie crockpot chicken recipe is easy and packed full of protein (56.1g of protein!) plus it's flavorful and so easy to make!
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Cheese and Spinach Smothered Chicken in Crockpot
Panzanella Tomato Salad (LOW CALORIE)
This low calorie Panzanalla Tomato Salad recipe is easy and delicious.
Typically, you'd make Panzanalla with stale bread… and you can! But I have found that making a light crouton helps the bread soak up the dressing better, plus you don't have to plan ahead and buy bread just to dry it out and then soak it.
We were able to lighten up the Panzanella Salad Dressing, so you can enjoy this yummy tomato salad with basil and bread for just 190 calories!
SPECIAL NOTE: You can use any tomatoes in this recipe! Just make sure to cut them into small bites should you use larger tomatoes.
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Panzanella Tomato Salad Recipe healthy

13. Ranch Chicken Skewers Recipe

These 3 ingredient chicken skewers take just 20 minutes to make.

And at just 88 calories, it’s a great main course for summer dinners. Or atop a summer salad.

Ranch Chicken Skewers Recipe

We love the ranch chicken skewers with this Meal Prep Summer Salad… Best of all, you can make the salads ahead of time (great for soccer nights!) The two together are just 381 calories!

Ranch Chicken Kabobs (LOW CALORIE)
This ranch chicken skewers recipe is just 88 calories and so easy to make.
All you need is 3 ingredients to make ranch chciken kabobs, and you can make then quickly and easily.
Enjoy this ranch chicken recipe as a main course, in tacos, over salad, as an appetizer or snack… the possibilities are endless!
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Ranch Chicken Skewers Recipe
LOW CALORIE Meal Prep Salad Jars
These meal prep salad jars are just 293 calories, vegetarian, and have over 15g of protein!
You can easily boost protein even more and add in some feta cheese, or for non vegetarians – some shredded chicken.
Special Tip: The key to a great meal prep salad jar, is keeping the crunch. Which means you want to add the items with the most crunch (bell peppers, cucumbers, radishes, celery) in first. They will marinate in the salad dressing and create a barrier to keep the lettuce crispy.
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Meal Prep Salad Jar Recipes

14. Grilled Teriyaki Salmon on Skewers

If you prefer a fish skewer, these salmon skewers take just 30 minutes to make.

Plus, this recipe is just 207 calories… and we’ve found you a healthy side dish to round out the meal too!

Grilled Teriyaki Salmon on Skewers

Round out this easy asian inspired summer dinner with Cauliflower Fried Rice. The two recipes together are just 303 calories!

Teriyaki Salmon Kebabs Recipe
This grilled teriyaki salmon on skewers recipe is just 207 calories and so easy to make.
The teriyaki salmon kebabs recipe comes with a homemade teriyaki sauce, but you can use store bought if you desire.
Try out this yummy grilled salmon recipe as a main course or appetizer. You can even thread some veggies in with the salmon!
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Grilled Teriyaki Salmon on Skewers
15 Minute Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipes
You can make this cauliflower fried rice 5 ways… Traditional fried rice, with chicken, shrimp, pork, or vegan with tofu.
Directions for all 5 cauliflower rice recipes are included, and all can be made in just 15 minutes!
Save yourself some time, and get a bag of frozen peas and carrots, and get riced cauliflower.
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The Best Cauliflower Fried Rice Recipe

15. The Best Vegan Taco Recipe

If you want to get creative and use up all your goods from the farmer’s market or vegetable garden, these 30 minute vegan tacos are perfect!

Each packed taco is just 173 calories… so you can have 2 and stay well under 500 calories.

The Best Vegan Taco Recipe

We love tacos… so go ahead and have 2 for just 346 calories. We’ve also supplied you with a Homemade Salsa Recipe to serve with a few chips or veggie sticks.

LOW CALORIE Vegan Tacos
This unique vegan taco recipe is packed full of veggies, whole grains, and FLAVOR!
If you're looking for something new, healthy, and completely delicious, try these vegan taco ideas.
Comes with a toppings guide for vegan Mexican tacos, and a homemade taco seasoning blend.
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The Best Vegan Taco Recipe
Low Calorie Homemade Salsa Recipe
This easy homemade salsa can be made in a Food Processor or Blender in under 5 minutes!
Learn how to make this easy salsa with these simple directions and low calorie salsa recipe.
For the best homemade salsa recipe, this recipe is surprisingly easy to make and very healthy. You can enjoy a full cup of this low calorie salsa for just 43 calories!
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homemade salsa recipe

16. Cherry Tomato Pasta Recipe

This 15 minute vegan (or vegetarian) pasta recipe is both healthy and easy! (It’s amazing with protein pasta!)

And at just 219 calories (with regular pasta!) this simple and quick summer pasta dinner can be doubled or served with a salad.

15 Minute Cherry Tomato Pasta Recipe

At just 219 calories, we like to double the summer recipes pasta dish for a quick and easy 438 calorie dinner that takes just 15 minutes to make.

LOW CALORIE Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes
This 15 minute cherry tomato pasta recipe is healthy and easy to make. Plus we have included a vegan swap, so everyone can enjoy this cherry tomato pasta.
You can use gluten free pasta, penne pasta, or any shape of pasta that you like. This easy burst cherry tomato pasta works with all styles of pasta.
Finally, you can use as much basil as you like… I buy a small package and use the entire thing.
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LOW CALORIE Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomatoes

17. Healthy Chicken Shawarma Wrap Recipe

These prep ahead summer meal ideas take just 5 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to cook and assemble… But there is some marinate time. So you can meal prep it!

At just 392 calories, this huge summer dinner sandwich wrap is a whole meal wrapped up.

Healthy Chicken Shawarma Wrap Recipe

This “all in one” meal needs no accompaniment… it’s filling and satisfying all in one.

LOW CALORIE Chicken Shawarma Wraps
This healthy chicken Shawarma wrap recipe is just 392 calories! And this article will teach you how to make chicken Shawarma wraps healthy, and low in calories.
The Chicken Shawarma recipe comes with a homemade chicken Shawarma marinade, and a Tzatziki sauce for chicken Shawarma.
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Healthy Chicken Shawarma Wrap Recipe

18. Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe

Here’s more quick to prep and cook summer food ideas that require some marinating time. So meal prep this simple dinner (10 minutes prep) and then quickly cook it in just 15 minutes

At just 331 calories these flavorful and filling veggie and chicken kabobs are a full meal all in one… though we have supplied you with a side dish below.

Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe

We love this chicken summer dinner recipe with some Homemade Cilantro Lime Rice. The two together make a 396 calorie summer dinner meal.

Chicken Kabobs Recipe
This grilled chicken kabob recipe is low calorie and healthy.
Below you will find a marinated chicken skewers recipe, directins on how to grill chicken kabobs. Plus the best veggies for chicken kabobs.
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Grilled Chicken Kabob Recipe
Healthy Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice
You can have 1 1/2 cups of this healthy cilantro lime rice cauliflower recipe for just 65 calories!
This easy Mexican cauliflower rice recipe is low in calories, and low in ingredients.
Special Tip: Be sure to see below on how to make homemade cauliflower rice. And yes, you can absolutely use frozen cauliflower rice to make this healthy recipe!
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Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

19. Grilled Hanger Steak Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

Another marinate and set summer food ideas is this 10 minute prep and 10 minute cook hanger steak recipe.

Topped with a homemade low calorie chimichurri sauce, this summer steak recipe is just 336 calories.

Grilled Hanger Steak Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce

We like to serve this as an elevated weekend summer dinner, and get extra fancy with this grilled zucchini with pine nuts and feta. It’s all so impressive that it’s shocking how easy this meal really can be. Both recipes together are just 417 calories.

The Best Grilled Hanger Steak (LOW CALORIE)
This grilled hanger steak recipe with chimichurri sauce is just 336 calories for 6 ounces.
Learn how to grill a hanger steak, find a low calorie hanger steak marinade, and times for different doneness.
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Grilled Hanger Steak Recipe with Chimichurri Sauce
The Best Grilled Zucchini Recipe (Low Calorie)
This grilled zucchini recipe is just 81 calories for about 1 1/2 cups!
Topped with feta, pine nuts and parsley, this marinated grilled zucchini is easy, delicious, and impressive.
Marinated grilled zucchini slices recipe is packed full of flavor, with lots of lemon, garlic. Plus salty feta and crunchy pine nuts… You'll want to make this recipe for zucchini weekly.
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Grilled Zucchini with Feta and Pine Nuts


20. Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe

This 35 minute summer dinner sandwich is easy and packed full of flavor.

At just 296 calories (with the bread!) we make healthy summer recipes easy and travel-able.

Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe

This filling and satisfying sandwich is enough to fill you up for dinner… But since it’s under 300 calories, you can “afford” some Homemade Fries. It will mean you have to turn on the oven, so we leave that choice up to you. The two recipes together are just 444 calories!

LOW CALORIE Chicken Banh Mi Recipe
This low calorie Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi sandwich recipe is just 296 calories and so filling!
We cut the calories and boost the flavor in this healthy Banh Mi sandwich recipe. We start by cutting the oil and sugar in the veggie slaw and chicken marinade. Then we swap out the mayo for a low calorie, high protein ingredient. And finish by hollowing out the rolls to save calories and carbs.
You'll love this healthier version of the popular Vietnamese sandwich recipe, and it's so healthy, it won't hurt your diet!
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Vietnamese Chicken Banh Mi Sandwich Recipe
Healthy Oven Baked French Fries (LOW CALORIE)
This low calorie oven baked french fry recipe is just 148 calories, for 2 cups of homemade baked french fries!
Learn how to make french fries at home, easy and fast with this low calorie french fries oven baked recipe.
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Oven Baked French Fries Recipe

21. Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken

We are really excited to share these salads for summer recipes. This summer salad takes just 5 minutes to make!

And at just 188 calories per 1.5 cups, you can have 3 cups of this salad for just 376 calories!

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken

This chicken salad uses pre-cooked chicken… like a cooked rotisserie chicken from the store, or leftovers from last night. We like to serve this as a big salad (3 cups!) for just 376 calories.

Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad with Chicken
This low calorie strawberry spinach salad with chicken is just 188 calories!
The healthy strawberry salad with chicken below is easy to make, and is a wonderful main course for lunch or dinner.
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Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken

22. Perfectly Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

This 25 minute dinner makes great grill summer recipes. It’s easy and fast, and we’ve supplied you with a yummy grilled side as well.

At just 304 calories, this pork chop recipe is healthy and perfect for summer dinners.

Perfectly Grilled Pork Chops Recipe

As seen in the photo above, we love this summer recipe with grilled asparagus. And the two together are just 331 calories!

Juicy Pork Chops on the Grill (LOW CALORIE)
This perfectly grilled pork chops recipe can be used for boneless or bone-in pork chops.
These low calorie juicy pork chops on the grill are easy and delicious, and perfect for backyard barbecues and camping trips.
We use our famous Honey Bourbon BBQ Sauce to make this BBQ pork chop recipe, but you can use your favorite store-bought if you prefer.
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Perfectly Grilled Pork Chops Recipe
Low Calorie BBQ Asparagus Recipe
This low calorie BBQ asparagus recipe is just 27 calories for a huge serving!
Along with the perfect asparagus on the grill recipe, we've supplied you with 3 of the best seasoning for asparagus blends to choose from… or you can just just salt and pepper, which is also delicious.
Learn how to cook asparagus on grill recipes with this easy to follow recipe card.
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Perfect Asparagus on the Grill BBQ Asparagus Recipe

23. BBQ Grilled Salmon In Foil Recipe

This 15 minute healthy summer recipe for dinner is easy and mess free!

And at just 119 calories it’s extra healthy and will fit into all your diet needs.

BBQ Grilled Salmon In Foil Recipe

There are 5 different flavors you can make with this recipe (Lemon Pepper, Honey Mustard, Bourbon Honey Barbecue, Orange Brown Sugar, Miso Orange) so picking a side dish is a bit harder… So we supplied you recipes for the 10 best sides to serve with salmon.

5 LOW CALORIE Recipes for Grilled Salmon in Foil
This BBQ grilled salmon in foil recipe has 5 different barbecue marinades for salmon on the grill recipes.
Find the best recipe for salmon on the grill with these 5 healthy recipes, starting at just 119 calories per serving.
From a Miso Orange BBQ Marinade, to a Lemon Pepper Salmon Marinade (nutrition based on)… there's something for everyone in this salmon grill recipe.
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BBQ Grilled Salmon In Foil Recipe
10 Healthy Side Dishes for Salmon
These 10 healthy side dished for salmon are low calorie and easy to make!
Above, in the article you'll find an additional 10 recipes for salmon sides. For instance a baked asparagus recipe just incase the grilled one doesn't work for you.
So be sure to see those extra 10 recipes above!
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Healthy Salmon Sides

24. BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe

This simple summer meal takes just 21 minutes to make, including prepping, marinating, and cooking!

Plus, this healthy summer dinner is just 114-116 calories! For 6 shrimp!!

BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe

Since there are 5 different flavors of shrimp in this recipe card, we have supplied you with the best shrimp sides. This recipe page will give you lots of yummy shrimp dinner recipes for the summer.

5 BEST Grilled Shrimp Recipes {LOW CALORIE}
Thes 5 recipes for grilled shrimp are just 114 calories per serving (the Teriyaki Shrimp is 116 Calories) and can be made easily in just a few minutes.
This BBQ srilled shrimp skewers recipe is Gluten-Free, easy to make, low in calories and fat, and so yummy!
Our grilled shrimp skewers recipe makes a great, healthy weeknight dinner.
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BBQ Grilled Shrimp Skewers Recipe
The BEST 10 Shrimp Sides
These 10 healthy sides for shrimp dinners are all low calorie and easy to make.
Included are baked and grilled shrimp sides. As well as sautéed side dishes for shrimp.
Be sure to see above for our low calorie, healthy shrimp recipes for dinner!
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10 Healthy Shrimp Side Dishes

25. Homemade Veggie Burger Recipe

This summer supper recipe is a little different. It comes with a vegan burger patty recipe. And includes a topping guide… so you can choose lots of yummy sides.

So giving you the full burger calories is harder, though we can tell you that these veggie patties are just 86 calories, and take just 25 minutes to make and cook.

Homemade Veggie Burger Recipe with Vegan Burger Topping Guide

Make sure to check out the buger side recipes below. All low calorie and healthy.

5 Ingredient Vegan Burgers {JUST 86 CALORIES}
This homemade veggie burger recipe comes with a vegan burger topping guide. Plus directions on how to cook veggie burgers on the BBQ, Stovetop, or in the Oven.
These homemade veggie burgers are just 86 calories and take just 25 minutes to make (from start to finish!)
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Homemade Veggie Burger Recipe with Vegan Burger Topping Guide
10 BEST Healthy Hamburger Sides
These 10 hamburger sides are all low in calories, high in nutrition, and go GREAT with burgers!
Pick your favorites and make them guilt-free… every side here is healthy and completely delicious.
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healthy burger sides

26. Healthy Carne Asada Taco Recipe

These tacos take just 5 minutes to prep and 20 minutes o cook. You will want a bit of marinating time though, which makes this a great meal prep summer dinner.

At just 174 calories per taco, you can have 2 for just 348 calories.

Healthy Carne Asada Taco Recipes

We like to have 2 carne asada tacos, and 1 serving of the Low Calorie Mexican Corn Salad below. The two together are 500 calories.

LOW CALORIE Carne Asada Street Tacos
These healthy carne asada taco recipes are low calorie and so easy to make!
This low calorie steak tacos marinade is extra low calorie, and helps save 100's of calorie per taco.
You can have 2 grilled steak tacos for just 348 calories! That includes that tortillas too!!
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Low Calorie Carne Asada Taco Recipe
Healthy Mexican Corn Salad (JUST 152 CALORIES)
This healthy corn side dish is just 152 calories per cup, and does not contain all the heavy mayonnaise a traditional Mexican corn salad will have.
If you do prefer the creamy version though, we have a great option supplied to you below… and it adds just 6 calories per serving.
Special Tip: We wanted to make a mayo free corn salad, and this healthy corn salad is so fresh and perfect as is. If you prefer a creamy version, add in the greek yogurt! It's a great mayo swap and actually boosts metabolism too!
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Mexican Corn Salad

27. Easy Chicken Piccata Recipe

When you need a quick and light meal that also adds a “comfort food” aspect, this 22 minute chicken piccata makes a great stovetop summer dinner.

This lemony chicken dish is just 113 calories, and protein packed. Making it a healthy summer dinner idea.

easy chicken piccata recipe

We love to pair this chicken dinner recipe with Low Carb Mashed Cauliflower. Serve two servings of chicken piccata and one serving of mashed cauliflower for just 269 calories.

HEALTHY Chicken Piccata (JUST 113 CALORIES)
This easy chicken piccata recipe is just 113 calories and has 11.9g of protein!
We made this chicken piccata without wine, though you could easily make this recipe for piccata chicken with 1/4 cup wine and 1/4 cup chicken stock should you desire.
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healthy chicken piccata recipe
The Best Cauliflower Mash Recipe
This easy recipe for cauliflower mash is a great way to cut calories, and add more vegetables to your diet.
Hands-down, the best cauliflower mash recipe you'll try, this mashed garlic cauliflower is delicious, and creamy! You can make it vegan by swapping the butter for olive oil.
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The Best Cauliflower Mash Recipe

28. Healthy Shrimp Tacos Recipe

You can make these easy shrimp tacos in just 20 minutes, start to finish!

Plus, these healthy tacos are just 179 calories each!

Healthy Shrimp Tacos Recipe

We find that 2 of these shrimp tacos (at 358 calories) is filling and just the right amount. But if you are looking to add more, some chips and Low Calorie Guacamole is a great option.

HEALTHY Shrimp Tacos {LOW CALORIE}
This healthy shrimp taco recipe is just 179 calories per taco! These simple shrimp tacos come with a low calorie shrimp taco sauce too!
Enjoy low calorie shrimp tacos with healthy toppings, without hurting your diet!
Note: The nutrition is based on corn tortillas, and includes the shrimp taco sauce.
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shrimp tacos
The Best Homemade Guacamole Recipe
This is the best homemade guacamole recipe! It's all natural, easy to make, and healthy.
When looking for the best recipe for guacamole, you want fresh ingredients. And this recipe for homemade guacamole is packed full of delicious, traditional fresh ingredients.
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The best homemade guacamole recipe

29. Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad

This simple vegetarian summer dinner recipe takes just 10 minutes to make!

And this 342 calories summer salad has no mayo and no oil! Making it healthy and light.

Easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad

If you’re not vegetarian and want to add even more protein to this healthy meal, try shredded chicken. You can get a rotisserie chicken from the store, or make the Meal Prep Shredded Chicken below.

The BEST Low Calorie Waldorf Salad Recipe
This easy Recipe for Waldorf Salad has no mayo, and no oil, and is just 342 calories for each (large) portion.
We made our low calorie Waldorf salad dressing with Greek yogurt, packed full of protein and metabolism boosting. This dressing for Waldorf salad tastes just like the rest, but for a fraction of the calories.
Try this easy Walford Salad Recipe for lunch or dinner, or cut the portions in half for a yummy side dish.
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Low Calorie Waldorf Salad Recipe
5 BEST Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipes
This Crock Pot Shredded Chicken Recipe for Meal Prep is easy to make and so yummy!
We've included 3 different seasonings for this slow cooked shredded chicken… Ranch, Taco, and Seasoning Salt. All use our all natural seasoning mixes, but you can easily use store-bought as well!
This low calorie crockpot chicken meal prep is a great way to cook a lot of chicken for the upcoming week… and best of all you can set it and walk away, making your day and your life a little bit easier.
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Crockpot Shredded Chicken Recipes

30. Easy Beef Teriyaki Recipe

This 15 minute, stove top summer dinner recipe is easy and fast. And great for busy nights.

And at just 200 calories you can have seconds and still be under 500 calories!

Easy Beef Teriyaki Recipe

We recommend either doubling the servings for a 400 calorie dinner that’s low carb. Or 1 serving of this teriyaki recipe with 1 cup cooked rice, for a 406 calorie dinner.

Healthy Beef Teriyaki Recipe (LOW CALORIE)
Learn how to make teriyaki steak in a healthy way with is easy beef teriyaki recipe.
This recipe for teriyaki steak comes with a low calorie homemade beef teriyaki marinade that's great in this recipe and all teriyaki recipes.
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Healthy Beef Teriyaki Recipe
How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top Perfectly
This perfect stove top rice recipe comes out amazing everytime! Learn how to cook rice on the stove top with this helpful how to guide and recipe card.
Cooking rice on the stove is easy and simple, no fancy cookwear is needed… just a saucepan with a lid (ideally a glass see-thorugh lid).
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How to Cook Rice on the Stove Top (Perfect Rice Every Time)

31. Healthy Spicy Pasta with Shrimp Recipe 

This quick 20 minute summer dinner is filling and flavorful. And a great date night summer dinner!

And at just 222 calories, you can have seconds, or serve with bread without going over your calorie goals.

Spicy Pasta with Shrimp Recipe

We like to serve this spicy pasta with shrimp many ways. It’s great with protein pasta (we like chickpea pasta), and with traditional spaghetti.

And because it’s such a beautiful meal, we often serve it with either sliced baguette, or double the serving size per person for just 444 calories.

Spicy Pasta with Shrimp Recipe {JUST 222 CALORIES}
This spicy pasta with shrimp recipe can be made in just 20 minutes, and is only 222 calories!
Learn how to make shrimp pasta in arrabbiata sauce (spicy pasta sauce) quickly and easily, and so low in calories you can have seconds!
This garlic shrimp and spinach pasta recipe is delicious and healthy… You'll want to make it every week!
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Spicy Pasta with Shrimp Recipe

32. Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

This delicious summer dinner takes 25 minutes to prep, and 20 minutes to cook. Though you will need some marinating time. Which makes this a great meal prep dinner.

One cup of this chicken fajitas recipe is just 71 calories, and it’s packed full of metabolism boosting ingredients.

Easy Chicken Fajita Recipe

We like to serve this chicken fajita summer dinner with mini tortillas (street taco size) and we do prefer the flour tortillas, though corn is a great option as well. 2 cups of chicken fajita and 4 small tortillas is just 442 calories. Add some hot sauce and dig in, it’s that good!

HEALTHY Chicken Fajita Recipe (71 CALORIES)
This easy chicken fajita recipe is low calorie and high in flavor!
Making fajitas has never been easier with this skinny chicken marinade for fajitas, healthy fajita toppings guide, and a how to make chicken fajitas guide.
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Healthy Chicken Fajita Recipe

33. Vegan Buddah Bowl Recipe

This epic vegan summer dinner takes 40 minutes, and the veggies and quinoa can all be prepped ahead (except the avocado).

This huge summer dinner is just 376 calories, and is a full meal in it’s own. No sides needed.

Vegan Buddah Bowl Recipe

There’s no need for side dishes, these vegan summer recipes bowl is HUGE!

Vegan Buddah Bowl Recipe {Plus Low Calorie Dressing}
This Vegan Buddha Bowl Recipe comes with a vegan, no oil dressing, and a quinoa cooking guide!
For just 376 calories (439 calories with the dressing) you can enjoy this healthy, vegan Buddha bowl. It's filling and delicious, and lacked full of healthy vegan ingredients.
Add Some Protein:
– 1/2 cup shredded chicken
– 1 can of tuna (in water) drained
– 1/2 cup crumbled and browned tofu
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Vegan Buddah Bowl Recipe

34. Homemade Beef Stroganoff Recipe

This 30 minute meal is cooked stovetop, and won’t heat up the house in summer. And it’s great when you want something in the “comfort food” realm, without all the work and the oven.

One cup is just 376 calories, and this all natural recipe is just as flavorful as the traditional recipes.

Homemade Beef Stroganoff Recipe

We like to serve this beef stroganoff over 1/2 cup of egg noodles for a 486 calorie dinner.

LOW CALORIE Beef Stroganoff Recipe
This homemade Beef Stroganoff recipe is low in calories and easy to make! Along with a beef stroganoff sauce recipe, you will find a quick 30 minute recipe for easy beef stroganoff.
And at just 376 calories, you can enjoy this yummy dish without hurting your diet.
Note: 1/2 cup of cooked egg noodles has about 110 calories… So if you choose to serve this recipe for beef stroganoff over egg noodles, it will only be 486 calories!!
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Homemade Beef Stroganoff Recipe

35. Hidden Veggie Sloppy Joe Recipe

This 40 minute stovetop dinner uses lots of summer veggies to add nutrition and lower calories. It can be made ahead as a meal prep dinner too!

At just 311 calories (including the bun!) these healthy sloppy joes are healthy and kid approved.

The Best Sloppy Joe Recipe

We like to serve these summer recipes for dinner with a crunchy and quick Cucumber Salad. The two together are just 356 calories!

The BEST Low Calorie Sloppy Joe Recipe
This low calorie sloppy Joe's recipe has been adapted from my best selling cookbook Lose Weight By Eating. This is the best Sloppy Joe recipe for people looking to cut calories.
This is a homemade Sloppy Joes recipe is over 50% vegetables! Making it a healthy Sloppy Joes meal that your entire family will love.
Note – Make sure to get red onion, and red bell pepper if you have picky eaters. This way no one will know there's veggies in the Sloppy Joe recipe.
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Low Calorie Sloppy Joe Recipe
Easy Recipe for Cucumber Salads
This easy recipe for cucumber salads is a quick, no cook side dish you'll want to make all year long!
The radishes give the salad a nice peppery bite, a wonderful crunch, and really take this recipe to the next level.
Comes with a low calorie salad dressing for cucumber salad, shopping list and more.
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Easy Recipe for Cucumber Salads {NO COOK}

36. Low Calorie Shakshuka Recipe 

This 25 minute vegetarian dinner recipe is easy and impressive!

And at just 135 calories, you can have 3 servings for just 405 calories… or you can choose some more traditional sides below.

The Best Shakshuka Recipe

We like to have 2 servings of this shakshuka recipe with either pita bread or sliced baguette.

The Best Shakshuka Recipe (LOW CALORIE)
This is the best shakshuka recipe… ever! It's easy to make, low in calories, and packed with nutrition.
This easy shakshuka recipe is great for breakfasts, and dinners! Serve with crusty bread or pita to make it a nice dinner, or serve alone and enjoy this breakfast with tomatoes and eggs.
You'll find directions to make The Best Shakshuka Recipe in the oven or on the stove top here!
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The Best Shakshuka Recipe

37. Low Calorie Turkey Burger Recipe 

This 26 minute recipe for homemade turkey burgers is one of the best healthy grill summer recipes.

And at just 397 calories (including the bun and toppings!) this is a wonderful low calorie option for summer meals.

The Best Turkey Burger Recipe

Though we love these turkey burgers alone, sometimes you just need some crunchy sides to go with a bbq burger. These Crunchy Zucchini Bites are just 42 calories, making the two recipes together just 439 calories.

The BEST Turkey Burger Recipe {Low Calorie}
This is the best turkey burger recipe ever! It's low in calories, but high in flavor, and quite the crowd pleaser!
This easy turkey burger recipe is never dry, and always delicious. You want to make it every week, and at only 397 (including bun and cheese!) you can enjoy it without guilt.
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The BEST Turkey Burger Recipe
Air Fryer Parmesan Zucchini {42 CALORIES}
This air fried zucchini parmesan recipe is just 42 calories per 3/4 cup!
These air fried breaded zucchini bites are crunchy and yummy, and best of all healthy!
Along with the parmesan zucchini bites, you'll find 3 low calorie dips for this Air Fryer Recipe as well.
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air fryer zucchini Parmesan

38. Easy Marinated Steak Kabobs Recipe

This 10 minute prep time and 15 minute cook time recipe does need some marinating time. Making it a wonderful meal prep dinner recipe.

At just 381 calories, you can have a healthy steak main dish, while boosting metabolism with fat burning veggies.

Marinated Steak Kabobs Recipe

We like to serve this steak kabob recipe with our Chipotle Copycat Cilantro Lime Rice. The two together are just 496 calories!

Marinated Steak Kabob Recipe {Low Calorie}
This low calorie marinated steak kabob recipe is easy and delicious!
These steak skewers make a wonderful main course, I like to serve them with grilled corn on the cob and a fresh salad. A meal that makes everyone at the table happy, and satisfied.
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Marinated Steak Kabobs Recipe
HEALTHY “Copycat” Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice
This cilantro lime rice recipe is just 115 calories, is vegan and gluten-free, and is completely delicious!
Try this chipotle lime rice recipe yourself, it's a crowd pleaser and goes great with any dish.
You can make this chipotle cilantro lime rice recipe on the stove top, or in a rice cooker, directions for both are included.
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HEALTHY "Copycat" Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice

39. Homemade Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe

This 20 minute summer meal is quick and easy, and perfect on warm summer nights.

These filling poke bowls are a full meal, and at just 403 calories, and healthy summer meal for dinner.

Homemade Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe

There’s no need for sides with this filling summer dinner bowl.

Homemade Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe
This recipe for homemade poke bowls is easy to make and impressive!
The only cooking you need to do is making the rice, then you toss together the tuna poke bowl recipe and serve. You can add in extra ingredients like avocado, edamame, or some of my homemade teriyaki sauce (see below).
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Homemade Tuna Poke Bowl Recipe

40. Low Calorie Fish Tacos Recipe 

Above, we made these tacos into a low carb taco bowl. But this original recipe can’t be overlooked… it’s amazing and takes just 15 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook. Though it will take some marinating time…

Two tacos are just 274 calories, and they are very filling too!

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

We love these summer tacos so much, we wouldn’t dream of sharing our plate with a side dish. So we like to have 3 of the tacos for just 411 calories.

The Best Fish Tacos Recipe {Grilled and Low Calorie}
These are the best fish tacos recipe, it's low in calories (under 300 calories for 2 tacos!) and delicious.
This recipe for the best fish taco recipe comes with a white fish taco sauce recipe, a mango salsa recipe, and a nutritional guide to keep this recipe for fish tacos low calories and fish taco toppings.
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The Best Fish Tacos Recipe

Healthy Summer Recipes for Dinner Printable Guide

The 40 Healthy Summer Recipes for Dinner have all been gathered into this handy card.

Inside you can click on the recipe you want to make tonight, and it will bring you to a shopping list, printable recipe card, nutrition label and more for your choosen summer dinner ideas.

Healthy Summer Recipes for Dinner

40 + Low Calorie Summer Dinner Recipes

Lose Weight By Eating
These 40 + summer dinner recipes are constantly being updated. And each recipe is both healthy and under 500 calories!
Each recipe below comes with a printable recipe card!
Special Tip: Click the recipes you love, and print out the recipe cards for easy cooking all summer long!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 1 meal
Calories 350 kcal

Instructions
 

  • Pick 1-2 healthy summer dinner recipes.
  • Click on the links to retrieve the recipe… You can even print the recipe cards for each summer meal!
  • Serve them alongside your summer sides, or see above for the sides we recommend with each summer dinner recipe.

Nutrition

Serving: 1mealCalories: 350kcal
Keyword dinner, summer
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