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9 Easy Family-Friendly Recipes for Summer

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

Enjoy these 9 easy and healthy meals your whole family will love this summer!

Looking for easy recipes that the whole family can enjoy? Try these nine summer favorites, all of which are simple to make and perfect for hot weather. From grilled salmon to a refreshingly sweet frozen yogurt treat, there's something here for everyone. So fire up the grill or stovetop burner and get cooking!


The peach oat crisps and frozen berry yogurt bark make a great snack or dessert, too!

1. Individual Peach Oat Crisps

Do you love oatmeal, but find that traditional oatmeal recipes can be a little too heavy for your taste in the morning? Then these peach oat crisps are for you! Summer is the perfect time for stone fruit like peaches. They can be made individual size or one large crisp.

2. Frozen Berry Yogurt Bark (Makes a Great Snack, Too!)

If you're looking for a quick and easy snack that your kids will love, too, look no further than this frozen berry yogurt bark. It's super simple to make and is loaded with healthy antioxidants. Plus, it's the perfect way to use up any leftover berries you have in your fridge or freezer.

3. Tomato Herb Omelet

This easy-to-follow recipe for tomato herb omelet perfect for busy families! The omelet is packed with protein, antioxidants, and other nutrients, which will help everyone in your home start their day off right.


4. Gazpacho

Try this refreshing recipe for tomato Gazpacho on a hot sunny day! Best of all, it only takes minutes to make! Simply toss chopped tomatoes, onions, bell peppers, cucumbers, garlic cloves, and olive oil into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Season with salt, and vinegar to taste. Serve chilled in glasses or bowls garnished with fresh herbs or diced vegetables if desired. Enjoy!

5. Herbed White Bean Dip with Vegetables

As a busy mom of 3 littles, I'm always looking for recipes that are easy to make and can help me get through the day. This herbed white bean dip served with vegetables is one of my favorites. It's quick and easy to throw together, and it's packed full of flavor. Plus, it makes a great snack or appetizer for parties. Give it a try! You won't be disappointed.

6. Green Goddess Salad

Have you ever wanted to make a salad that is not only healthy, but also looks and tastes amazing? Then look no further than this GORGEOUS Green Goddess Salad. It's packed with protein, healthy fats, and nutrients. This salad is truly perfect for any occasion, and it is sure to impress your guests.


7. Grilled Salmon with Mango Salsa

Salmon is a healthful, delicious protein packed full of healthy omega-3 fatty acids that you can easily grill or bake. This recipe pairs succulent grilled salmon with a refreshing mango salsa. It's an easy, healthy, and tasty dish the whole family will love!

8. Simple Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa is a nutritional powerhouse, packing an impressive amount of protein and fiber into every serving. This superfood can be used in all sorts of recipes, from breakfast bowls to salads to desserts. Here I'm sharing one of my favorite ways to enjoy quinoa: tabbouleh. With just a few simple ingredients, you can create a flavorful and healthy side dish perfect for family-style dinners, picnics, potlucks, and other gatherings.

9. Grilled Vegan Caesar Salad

Have you ever tried grilling romaine lettuce? It's definitely something worth the try! This grilled vegan Caesar salad is a great way to enjoy a healthy, satisfying meal or side dish outdoors with your friends and family. This healthy spin on traditional Caesar salad is fitting for people with various diets, so is a safer bet to serve at a summer gathering.

Summer is the time for picnics, cookouts, and family gatherings. And what’s a party without great food? We’ve put together a list of 9 easy, healthy recipes you can enjoy all summer long. And we want to make it even easier for you! Snag your free recipe eBook now by clicking on the link below. Happy cooking!

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Hi! I’m Beth Conlon, PhD, MS, RDN

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a PhD in Clinical Investigation, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Mom of 3 little ones. As a pediatric and family dietitian, I use a gentle approach to help children, adolescents, and adults overcome feeding disorders, disordered eating, and eating disorders. Through individualized care, I help clients optimize their health and improve mealtime enjoyment, while healing their relationship with food and body. Get in touch! Contact | Welcome to FTSN!

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