20 Light and Easy Meals (and Desserts!)

It’s summer! Finally, our hibernating in the polar vortex dreams have come true.

Twenty light and easy meals (and desserts!). Perfect for summer!

Even though the summer solstice was technically last week, I’ve been declaring summer ever since the temps hit 50 degrees. I was just ready. Now that it’s actually getting hot out, I find myself wanting to eat lighter and back off the stove a bit. Plus there’s the whole needing-to-be-seen-in-a-swim-suit thing. Let’s just eat healthy.

I’ve compiled some of my favorite light and easy meals (and desserts!) perfect for summer. Nourish your body, enjoy your meal, and don’t spend all this sunshine time working on or working off dinner.

Hummus Stuffed Pitas - The perfect picnic lunch! Recipe from The Live-In Kitchen

You’re going on a picnic:

Hummus Stuffed Pitas

Goat Cheese and Veggie Sandwich

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

Almond Butter Cups

Chewy Peanut Butter Bites

Black Bean Patties

You’re eating light at home:

Spaghetti alla Ceci

Spaghetti agile olio with spinach and white beans

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Vegetarian Burrito Bowls

Black Bean Patties

Southwest Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Avocado and Bean Grilled Burrito

Vegan Cookie Dough for One

Dark Chocolate Banana and Almond Butter Cups

Baked BBQ Chicken Nachos

It’s somehow hot and raining:

Baked BBQ Chicken Nachos

Fish Taco Bowls

Roasted Garlic and Broccoli Penne

Easy Eggplant Parmesan

Vegan Cookie Dough Bars

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Brownies

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