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25 Healthy, Creative Summer Recipes for Grilling, Potlucks and More


We've rounded up some of the most creative, easy, healthy summer recipes on the Internet—including exciting ways to incorporate fruits and vegetables.

These recipes are great for everyday meals or for a holiday celebration, such as the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Father's Day or Labor Day.

Click on a recipe category below or just scroll down. Have fun exploring!

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Healthy Summer Picnic and Potluck Recipes
Having a picnic but trying to eat healthier? Good news! You don't have to give up classic comfort foods like fried chicken, potato salad and macaroni and cheese. Just put a healthy twist on them.


Healthy Grilling Recipes: Meat and Tofu
Sure you can grill the old beef burgers and hot dogs, but if you're ready to mix things up, sizzle these savory proteins.

Healthy Grilling Recipes With Fruits and Vegetables
Grilled corn is delicious. No argument here. But how about kiwis? Peaches? Even watermelon? Think of it as an adventure in your own backyard.

Healthy Cold Soup Recipes:
Think wintertime is soup season? Check out these chilly delights, sure to cool you off on a sweltering day with bursts of flavor so refreshing you won't believe they're healthy.

Healthy Summer Dip and Salsa Recipes
Freshen up any party and wow your guests with fun new flavors.

No-Guilt Watermelon Cake

Healthier Summer Dessert Recipes
Skipping dessert? You don't have to with these tantalizing treats. (P.S. You've never made a cake as easy as this watermelon one.)

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Last updated and/or approved: June 2011. Watermelon pictures courtesy National Watermelon Promotion Board. Tofu Kabobs picture courtesy National Honey Board.

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written by Sharon , January 22, 2019

These are great recipes! I will try this on the weekends. My family will love them
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