Get in shape for summer with our selection of healthy summer recipes that'll help you cut down on the calories, without having to compromise on flavour
Our healthy summer recipes collection is ideal for anyone looking for light, fresh dishes that are not only good for you, but are full of flavour too. We've got plenty of recipes that feature the best of the season's produce, including summer berries, plenty of avocado, spinach, beans, courgettes, fresh fish and seafood. Cut down on the calories, with some of our delicious healthy summer recipes.
Often when we're watching what we eat and cut certain foods out of our diet, what we miss are the simplest things. Many people have a real weakness for pizza, but watching the calories doesn't mean you have to deny yourself this little pleasure! Why not try the Hemsley sisters' flower power pizza(pictured). The base is made with cauliflower flower and you can top it with your favourite flavour combinations. You can rest easy in the knowledge that you're eating something that's both light and good for you and on top of that, it's absolutely delicious too!
When the sun's shining we're more inclined to eat healthier and smaller portions anyways so why not fully embrace it and incorporate more of our healthy summer recipes in your diet. We've got plenty of delicious salad recipes for you to try. Salads are about so much more than just leafy greens.
We've got plenty of really original recipes that are great if you're vegan, if you want to go meat-free and even for the committed carnivore. Whatever the occasion, whatever you fancy, you'll a recipe that you'll love.
Summer is also the season for outdoor eating, so we have plenty of recipes for you to try on the barbecue or that would make great accompaniments to meat or grilled veg.
From breakfast, casual lunches and light suppers through to impressive dinner-party dishes, we've got your summer menu covered and we've made sure it's super healthy and just as delicious!
Click through for more healthy summer recipes...
Hemsley and Hemsley Pablo's Cajun Chicken
A healthy alternative to fried chicken, this Pablo's cajun chicken recipe is bursting with flavours and is perfect hot or cold.
Mixed Bean Salad with Radish Pomegranate and Fresh Goats Cheese
This mixed bean salad with radish pomegrante and fresh goats chese recipe is great as a side dish for roast lamb or as a main course with bread.
One-Pan Chicken Thighs with Roasted Veg
Economical, easy and healthy, a great one-pan chicken thighs with roasted veg recipe for supper.
Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas, Soy Beans and Poached Chicken
Chickpeas are a good source of fibre and chicken provides essential protein but it's the super-healthy quinoa that makes this quinoa salad with chickpeas, soy beans and poached chicken recipe.
English Summer Salad
Crumbly Wensleydale cheese really makes our English summer salad recipe really special. This salad recipe will really get you excited about summer!
Pitta Pizzas with Melted Brie, Avocado and Green Grapes
A change from an average salad or an unhealthy pizza, these pitta pizzas with melted brie, avocado and green grapes are perfect for snacking or a starter.
Oven Baked Fish and Chips
This one pot oven baked fish and chips recipe is a more virtuous way to eat fish and chips.
Beetroot and Ricotta Salad with Pomegranate Molasses
Our flavour-packed beetroot and ricotta salad with pomegranate molasses recipe is full of superfoods which means that not only is it delicious, it's really good for you too!
This lamb cutlet recipe uses rosemary, garlic and black pepper. Delicious!
Seared Salmon with Spinach and Soy Stir-Fried Noodles
Our seared salmon with spinach and soy stir fried noodles is a real favourite as it's so easy to make and takes hardly no time at all. Depending on what you have at home, you could stir in prawns or shredded chicken instead of the salmon if you prefer.
Crab, Chilli and Cherry Tomato Linguine
Our healthy crab, chilli and cherry tomato linguine recipe is super quick to make
Mozzarella Open Sandwich
This protein-packed delicious and simple mozzarella open sandwich is quick to whip up and is great for a relaxed lunch with your friends.
Blue Breakfast Juice
What better way to start a summer morning than with a refreshing juice? This blue breakfast juice recipe is full of superfoods and is a great kick start to the day!
Bursting with summer tomato and pepper flavours, our summer spaghetti recipe is light and tasty and it's full of the vibrant colours of the season.
Griddled Chicken Salad
Our griddled chicken salad recipe with courgettes and cannellini beans is a winner and makes for a quick and easy summer lunch or supper.
Thai Marinated Chicken
Moist Thai marinated chicken recipe with crispy chilli and lime flavoured skin - a new family favourite.
Halloumi, Aubergine and Red Pepper Kebabs recipe
Fast and fabulous. Why not try this halloumi, aubergine and red pepper kebabs recipe tonight, served with rice and salad?
Roasted Pepper and Garlic Bruschetta with Tomatoes
An easy, delicious and nutritious roasted pepper and garlic bruschetta with tomatoes recipe is ideal as a starter at a dinner party or on its own on a warm evening.
Steamed Pak Choi and Ginger-Wrapped Salmon
Our steamed pak choi and ginger-wrapped salmon recipe is really tasty yet simple to make and full of Oriental flavours.
Griddled Rump Steaks with Balsamic Tomatoes
The balsamic dressing on our griddled rump steaks with balsamic tomatoes recipe is lighter than traditional steak sauces.
Beef and Ginger Broth with Noodles
Our beef and ginger broth with noodles recipe is packed full of flavour and nutrients.
Super-Quick Chicken Tikka
Forget the take away. Try our healthy super-quick chicken tikka recipe instead.
Butternut Squash Tagine
Looking for a filling butternut squash tagine recipe that's healthy too? Try this!
Hemsley and Hemsley Pea and Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate
A refreshing treat for the summer that's very easy to make. Instead of sugar and pasteurised milk, this pea and mint ice cream with chocolate recipe uses coconut milk, probiotic yoghurt and plenty of sweet little peas. You can make ice cream or ice lollies as a heathy summer alternative.
This vegetable risotto recipe tastes delicious made with fresh veg, but if your veg box is looking a bit bare, then using frozen is fine too.
Vietnamese Squid and Prawn Salad with Mint
Don't be put off by the long list of ingredients for this Vietnamese squid and prawn salad with mint recipe - the method is simple, and the results are well worth the chopping.
Friands with gooseberry and hazelnut
These friands with gooseberry and hazelnut make the most of the fruit's short season
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Make the most of the summer nights by spending them outside rather than in the kitchen with this easy one-pot chicken ratatouille
By Samuel Goldsmith •
Semifreddo with grilled peach, pistachio and amaretto
Semifreddo is a classic Italian dessert. We've given it a warm, boozy kick that goes perfectly with an after-dinner coffee.
By Samuel Goldsmith •
New Aldi Christmas hamper is their most luxurious ever
The latest Aldi Christmas hamper has had a serious upgrade while also being super affordable
By Aoife Hanna •
Gillian Anderson's surprise hair transformation wows fans
Gillian Anderson has ditched her cropped hair for a luscious, longer do
By Emma Dooney •
Who is the new Jeopardy! host? Ken Jennings set to takeover hosting gig
The past Jeopardy! contestant has upgraded to host
By Rylee Johnston •