10 Simple Recipes: Healthy Eating

With Summer on the horizon, Comprehensive Cancer Centers likes to offer healthy summer recipes to consider. Summer cooking can also bring the need to find simpler options for busier days. Summer also provides a good time to start building lighter eating habits, with healthier, lighter food best enjoyed in the hotter months.

The following are some of our favorites found from some excellent foodie blogs and websites that provide cooking techniques and ingredients that offer healthier eating alternatives that can be easily integrated into lifestyles this summer and beyond.  These recipes deliver health ingredients and a lot of delicious flavors, but with any of them, be sure to add or subtract ingredients based on allergies and personal and family preferences:

10 Healthy & Delicious Summer Focused Recipes

Summer Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

This delicious recipe includes strawberries, crisp salty bacon, sweet green lettuce, sweet corn, creamy avocado chunks with a smoky chipotle grilled chicken. Get the details here from Pinch of Yum.

Grilled Flatbread Pizza with Artichoke, Ricotta and Lemon

A grilled flatbread pizza with artichoke, ricotta and lemon. The team at Pure Wow makes it easy (which is a huge help during busy summer days) by getting things kicked off with flatbread you can find at the store. Get the recipe.

Zucchini Pad Thai (using a Spiralizer)

This recipe offers the opportunity to cook with veggie noodles, while digging deeper into ways to create other veggie-based noodles through a really cool kitchen tool called the Spiralizer. What’s Gaby Cooking makes the process feel simple and fun. Get the recipe.

Greek Chicken and Rice Skillet

The team at Pure Wow checks in again with this delicious dinner that lets you show off your skillet skills for a healthy Greek dinner.  You can deliver this meal for a bigger dinner crowd without getting too stressed out. Get the recipe.

Poblano and Mushroom Tacos with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

One more from Pure Wow that delivers a healthy blast of flavors for far less work than you’d think, seeing the final results. This is also a perfect recipe for summer when tomatoes are at their peak of freshness. Get the recipe.

Insalata Caprese Salad

Need something to eat that’s fresh and cool and (if you have the ingredients in hand already) fast and easy? This Caprese salad by Marina hits all the marks. When you do get your ingredients for this recipe, make sure to get good ones, as there are so few, and the seasoning is light, so each one makes an impact. Get the recipe.

Roasted Eggplant and Brown Rice Bowl with Turmeric Tahini

There are few ingredients with the health – and flavor – impact as Turmeric. This dinner (or lunch) in a bowl by The Kitchn uses Turmeric, along with grains, you can make quickly and deliciously. Get the recipe.

“Low-Rent” Tuna Poke Bowl

One more bowl from The Kitchn’s awesome ‘Barely Cook’ bowl series, this bowl brings in fresh poke, which in turns brings cool flavor to those 100-degree nights, or days for lunches, along with a fresh orange-ginger dressing, creamy avocado and served with rice and vegetables. Get the recipe.

Griddled Vegetables with Feta and Couscous

It’s time to fire up the grill by integrating grilled veggies taken off the BBQ and brought into a couscous for a mix of wild flavors coming together in a healthy dish. Get the recipe from BBC Food.

Summer Farro Salad

Finally, a delicious salad from the team at Food 52, featuring healthy grains hosting a range of seasonal veggies, along with olive oil and some vinegar. Get the recipe.

Healthy Recipes on Comprehensive Cancer Centers Blog

Good eating is the key to good health, and Comprehensive Cancer Centers is dedicating to helping make this as easy as possible with our Healthy Eating blog posts. Find and share recipes today.

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