5 Quick & Healthy Recipes To Make This Summer

5 Quick & Healthy Recipes To Make This Summer
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9 Aug 2018

The Healthy Ireland 2018 campaign is an awareness campaign that seeks to encourage people to make positive lifestyle choices to improve their physical and mental health.

Healthy Ireland encourages everyone to Eat Well, Think Well and Be Well

One of the best ways to feel good is to eat good! So with that in mind, we've been trawling through the internet looking for some easy, tasty and most important - healthy meals, for you to enjoy.

Here’s the best part, you won't have to spend hours making these healthy summer recipes!

So stick your box set on pause, grab some ingredients and a cooking buddie and take some steps to feel good together

Healthy Potato and Beetroot Salad

Time: Under 25 minutes

This delicious and fresh tasting salad is perfect for a summers day.

It’s simple to make and it looks  as good as it tastes. If you’re stuck for something to bring to your next BBQ then this is the dish for you.

Serve it with a dressing of your choice, but we would recommend trying it with this:

  • Low fat crème fraiche
  • 2tsp mayonnaise
  • 1tsp grain mustard
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds

Check out the full recipe on Bord Bia's website.

Parchment Tomato Pesto Salmon

Prep time: Under 5 minutes

This is a light & tasty dish, which takes minimal effort to prep.

Serving a dish in parchment paper just has a sort of elegance to it. If elegance isn’t your thing, the parchment can double us as substitute plate! (not recommend, but doable!)

You can find the recipe on Tasty's website

Lemon & Yogurt Chicken Flatbreads

Time: Under 25 minutes

This is one of those “sneakily easy” recipe’s. The majority of the ingredients are in the title!

With a refreshing summery lemon & garlic marinade, this would work well on a barbecue.

All served this on flatbreads with yogurt.

Chickpea and Summer Vegetable Stew

Time: 30 minutes

Now we know what you’re thinking “A summer stew?!”. But please stick with us.

This light & simple to make stew is a great way to use fresh summer vegetables, in an easy one-pan meal.

The work load is minimal: A bit of chopping, followed by leaving it all to simmer.

Get this low calorie summer veg dish on My Recipes

Chocolate Cashew Butter Fudge Pops

Even if you are on a heath buzz, it's still important to have a (healthy) treat.

So, why not wash down one of the above dishes with one of these ice cold treats.

These chocolate cashew butter fudge pops are perfect for a summers afternoon, and they're so simple to make - with only five ingredients:

  • Canned coconut milk
  • Cashew butter
  • Cocoa or cacao powder
  • Medjool dates
  • Vanilla extract

The full summer treat recipe is on Fit Mitten Kitchen's website.

Like we’ve said, Healthy Ireland encourages everyone to Eat Well, Think Well and Be Well.

For more ways to feel well keep your eyes peeled here and make sure to follow @healthyIreland and #feelgoodtogether on social media.

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