12 Quick and Easy Summer Recipes So You Can Spend More Time in the Sun
Temperatures are soaring in the UK, and the last thing anyone wants is to spend evenings sweating for hours over the stove making dinner.
We’ve got your back. From fresh salads and sizzling burgers to icy protein frappes and refreshing yoghurt and fruit parfait pots, we’re here to inspire you with the taste of summer!
Check out 12 of our favourite easy summer recipes that are light and refreshing -perfect for keeping you fuelled and nourished throughout the heatwave.
Whip up these quick and simple recipes in no time but remember that they will taste even better if you sit back and enjoy them in the sunshine!
1. High Protein Chocolate Mocha Frappe
Level up your protein shake and get a kick of caffeine with our delicious Chocolate Mocha Frappe, packed with 15g protein and only 135 kcals. This refreshing iced shake tastes just like your favourite coffee shop frappe, minus the sneaky added calories and sugar!
2. Lean Loaded Cheeseburger
Nothing says summer like a juicy burger sizzling away on the BBQ! Our lean loaded cheeseburger and fries are a healthier take on the fast-food classic, at a fraction of the calories with only 6g of saturated fat.
We create our flavoursome burgers using lean beef mince, reduced fat cheese and bacon medallions for a protein packed serving that’s lower in saturated fat!
3. Greek Chicken Souvlaki
Looking for a recipe that is high in protein, packed with flavour, and easy to make? Our Greek inspired chicken souvlaki recipe is fresh, filling, and will transport you to Greece – especially if eaten al fresco in the sun!
Souvlaki simply means “meat on skewers”, but in Greece it also describes the complete meal: marinated meat skewers, warm pita, fresh salad, and tzatziki sauce… Yummy!
4. Chicken and Roasted Veg Couscous
Looking for healthy lunch ideas? Look no further than our high protein, Moroccan inspired Chicken and Vegetable Couscous. Made up of juicy roasted chicken, wholegrain couscous, tonnes of vegetables, and bursts of sweet pomegranate seeds.
This couscous can be served warm or cold for a delicious and healthy lunch on-the-go or dinner sat in the sunshine.
5. Sesame Tofu Buddha Bowl
This Vegan Sesame Tofu Buddha Bowl with Thai dressing is healthy, delicious, contains 22g of protein and comes in at only 439 kcals!
Packed with veggies and fibre, this nutritious bowl of goodness is perfect for meal prep or an easy and quick dish when you’re short on time and just want to sit in the sunshine!
6. Yoghurt and Fruit Parfait with Homemade Granola
Try out our healthy and nutritious parfait! At only 252 kcals per portion, with 11g protein and 8g fat, our healthy spin on this makes for an ideal breakfast or snack.
Our parfait is super easy to make and combines rich layers of Greek yoghurt and fruit for a sweet and freshening burst, perfect for a warm day! We then top it with our crunchy homemade granola to create the ultimate mouth-watering sweet treat.
7. Sausage and Pepper Kebabs
Looking for a healthy dinner recipe to make the most of the sunny summer days? This tasty kebab recipe will have you dreaming of BBQ season and get your mouth watering.
Our Sausage and Pepper Kebabs are paired with Cajun spiced sweet potato wedges that are crispy on the outside and smooth and sweet on the inside. We roast the sweet potato wedges rather than frying to cut down on calories without compromising on taste.
8. Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowl
Burrito bowls are all the rage right now, and it’s easy to see why. When you’re looking to steer away from heavy meals in the heat, this bowl of fresh nutritious ingredients will leave you feeling as good as it tastes.
At just 433 kcals per portion and packed with 45g of protein and only 2g of saturated fat – it’s the perfect meal option for anyone who’s counting calories or trying to up their protein. Burrito bowls keep well in the fridge too, so if you fancy making it for dinner later in the week, just double up on ingredients for every portion.
9. Super Green Chicken Pesto Pasta
Getting more greens in your diet never tasted so good! This creamy, super green chicken pesto pasta tastes incredible, and is packed with kale, broccoli, and peas for those all-important vitamins and minerals.
This delicious dish can be cooked up in less than 20 minutes and is ideal for meal prepping in readiness for more sunny days!
10. Mini Chicken Satay Skewers
As the weather heats up, skewers are back on the menu. These chicken satay skewers remind us of summer and are packed full of creamy and rich peanut flavour – a real treat for your tastebuds.
At only 532 kcals with 35g protein they are ideal for a balanced meal prep option or a delicious dinner, best enjoyed in the sunshine!
11. Thai Salmon Salad
Nothing says summer, quite like a wholesome and refreshing salad. Our salmon salad is high in protein, packed full of healthy fats and balanced with carbohydrates to help you fuel up after a training session.
This tasty salad will be sure to leave you feeling revitalized and would make a perfect staple for your summertime meal planning!
12. Cocoa and Almond Butter Energy Balls
Warm sweet treats are out this summer – instead, try our cocoa and almond butter energy balls straight from the fridge to curb your sweet cravings.
With no cooking required and at just 19p per ball, these treats are a great combination of healthy fats, protein, and carbohydrates. These ingredients also provide the balls with fibre, added minerals and vitamins making this a top tier sack
If you’re looking for some more tasty and light dishes to cook up on a sunny day, check out our healthy summer recipes here!