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Four Summer Healthy Food Recipe Ideas that Would Allow You to Stick to Your Diet

Posted by Shannon Leeke on


 Hey there fellow Memphians, are you looking for some exciting, healthy food recipes for a summer cookout that would allow you to stick to your diet without getting “the evil eye” from your friends and family members? Here at Soli’s, in addition to providing you the foods and fixings that you would need to help you stay fit, we also have some tips and tricks for easy healthy meal prepping in time for the summer.

 

Without further ado, here they are. 

 

1.Asian Slaw 

 

Who says that you don’t make friends with salad(or in this case, slaw)? Paired with our own very chipotle burger(or any other burger for that matter), this slaw is sure to be a hoot at the party. While there are definitely plenty of recipes for making your own asian slaw, we feel that this one would at least help get you started.   

 

asian slaw

 

Ingredients:

 

  • Red Cabbage
  • Green onions
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Sesame oil
  • Rice vinegar
  • Aged soy sauce
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Worcestershire sauce

 

Tools:

 

  • One cutting board
  • One or two bowls
  • One cutting knife
  • One peeler
  • One grater
  • One refrigerator
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Optional: Measuring spoons

 

Wash the red cabbage, green onions, and carrots in separate bowls. Then, slice and dice them till they’re nice and thin. Combine. Next, peel and grate the garlic and ginger into the mixture. Finally, add the sesame oil, salt, sugar, rice vinegar, soy sauce, and worcestershire sauce.(Remember everything here is to taste so be sure to taste as you go along) Mix them all together(either with your hands or with a wooden spoon) until ingredients combine. Finally, cover the mixture with plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator to chill. As it chills the flavor gets more pronounced, a minimum of 1 hour is recommended, but let chill overnight for maximum flavor.

 

2.Chicken Kebabs

 

You can make this using our very own chicken fajitas or with whatever meats/sources of healthy protein and vegetables that you have in your own house.

 

chicken kebabs

 

Ingredients:

 

  • One set of Chicken Fajitas
  • A couple of skewers 

 

Tools:

 

  • A couple of skewers 
  • A couple of plates

 

Using our very own set of chicken fajitas, you can easily stick in the ingredients through the skewers so that way you don’t have to spend a lot of time cooking and/or marinating the kebabs.

 

Side note: Of course, you’re more than happy to just take the long way and marinate your own ingredients overnight.

 

 

3.Roasted Tomato Garlic Pasta or Whatever Kind Of Pasta That You Prefer

 

For this recipe, you can either just order our roasted tomato garlic pasta as it is or adjust to where you see fit. Either way, it won’t bother us.

 

roasted tomato pasta

 

Ingredients:

 

  • One to two bags of Shirataki Ziti noodles
  • Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Optional: A source of protein(tofu, chicken, etc.)
  • Optional: Homemade tomato sauce or any healthy sauce of your choosing

 

Tools:

 

  • A wok/pan/pot 
  • A couple of plates or bowls
  • A tablespoon

 

Chop up your vegetables. Then, in a large pan/pot/wok, heat a small tablespoon of oil for about one minute on medium. Mix your vegetables into the pot. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then, add in your pasta(follow the cooking directions on your package before adding the pasta to the pot). Finally, take everything off the heat and serve in either plates or bowls.

 

4. Almond Butter Cup Tarts/Parfait

 

Depending on the time and preference, you can either top off our almond butter cups with yogurt and berries or make parfaits. It’s up to you.

 

almond butter cup parfait

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • One to two sets of almond butter cups
  • Greek Yogurt(plain)
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Optional: raspberries  

 

Tools:

  

  • A spoon 
  • One to two bowls
  • A tray
  • Optional: A glass cup or two

 

 

Wash the berries in a bowl or two of clean water. Then, dump the water out and set the bowls on the side. After that, place one almond butter cup in a glass cup and layer your parfait with yogurt and berries however you want. (Tip: If you don’t have time to prepare these yourself stop by your nearest Soli store)

 

Conclusion

 As you can see you can still stick to your diet without disrespecting your mother-in-laws carb loaded macaroni salad. Do you have a favorite recipe? What other healthy dish and/or food item would you recommend that we put on our list for next for next time? Be sure to leave us a comment for next time!