With BBQ’s, outdoor dinner parties and picnics being so popular during spring and summer it can be tricky to choose healthy low fat options. Luckily Pinterest is full of fantastic recipes and inspiration for fresh, tasty and healthy dishes! Here’s 10 of the best recipes, so that you can enjoy fantastic summer flavours guilt free!
Made entirely of veggies (and a little parmesan) these Zucchini boats are the perfect light lunch or side . The tomatoes and herbs make the boats taste incredibly fresh whilst the mushrooms and zucchini ensure that the dish is hearty and filling. Recipe from the Comfort of Cooking.
Quesadillas are a great meal for sharing around the table on a sunny day. Why not try these delicious pepper based quesadillas which have a zingy kick of lime and a light sour cream to cool everything down. If you like meat in your quesadillas you could even add some lean chicken breast. Recipe from Better Homes and Gardens.
Lighten up this traditional, creamy pasta dish with this great recipe. Using low fat milk and parmesan cheese to create the sauce cuts calories whilst keeping all the flavour! Even better, this dish only uses a few ingredients and is a breeze to throw together. Recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
These zucchini fries are perfect for any summer occasion from BBQ’s to picnics. Made with breadcrumb coated zucchini, they contain a fraction of the fat and calories of traditional potato fries but are equally as delicious! Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie.
A fantastic side dish for barbeques or summer suppers, these Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are as tasty as they are impressive looking! They also only include a few ingredients so they are even easy to throw together. Recipe from Healthy Recipes.
This delicious stuffed pasta dish is fresh, creamy and incredibly tasty, despite coming in at under 500 calories (impressive for a pasta dish!). Iron rich spinach and part-skim ricotta create a tasty filling that rivals even restaurant made versions. Recipe from Celebrations.
These tacos great way to make whatever veggies you have in your fridge into a light and tasty dinner! The avocado adds a delicious creaminess (along with some good fats) whilst the black beans leave you feeling full and satisfied. To reduce the fat even further, you can skip frying the tacos. Recipe from Recipe Girl.
Baked potatoes are often thought of as a more wintery dish, but pairing them with lighter fillings and serving with salads or BBQ makes them a great option for warmer weather. Kale and broccoli add plenty of vitamins, but you can actually switch up your ingredients – why not try spinach or leek? To reduce the calories even further you could opt to use a sweet potato instead. Recipe from Greatist.
Another quick and easy recipe that’s perfect for lunches or dinners. This recipe is all about customising your tostada the way you like it, you can add cheese, salsa, sour cream, avocado and more to your dish. This also makes it perfect for dinner parties! Recipe from Oh My Veggies.