There's no denying that we'd rather spend our summer weekends noshing on chicken fingers and lobster rolls, but as we all know, everything is better in moderation, which also applies to carb-loading. In order to feel your best in between glasses of rosé and sessions of carbo-loading, we found the yummiest healthy(ish) recipes to get us through the rest of summer.
Whether you're looking for a wholesome salad to eat on a warm summer night, a soup you'll want to eat all summer long, or a breakfast recipe that doesn't involve French toast, we've got you covered. We turned to our favorite food bloggers for their healthiest, most delicious summer recipes so you can detox your way to Labor Day weekend without sacrificing taste. Ready to kick-start your healthy habits? Look no further than these easy to make recipes below.
Baked Egg Ricotta Thyme Cups
Now that we know egg yolks are actually healthy, there's no holding back. Start your day with baked eggs with ricotta and thyme. Food photographer Amy Stafford of A Healthy Life swears by this recipe to fill up after a marathon, but it's equally yummy on a Sunday morning.
Zippy Asparagus & Burrata Salad
Athena Calderone knows a thing or two about healthy wholesome summer dishes. The home cook, who just announced the launch of her upcoming first cookbook, Cook Beautiful, loves creating recipes that are as visually pleasing as they are nutritious and above all, delicious. Her latest creation: a simple asparagus and burrata salad we can't wait to try.
Nectarine & Fried Mozzarella Caprese Salad
Take it from Half Baked Harvest. This the ideal salad for those who would rather be eating chicken fingers. Sure, it might not be the ultimate picture of health, but the fried mozzarella and prosciutto will make you want to eat your greens—and deliciously in-season nectarines, too.
Spring Onion Miso Soup With Quinoa & Radish Relish
Yes, you can eat soup in summer, too. This delicious miso soup by What's Cooking Good Looking is not only ultra refreshing and simple to make, but the quinoa makes it that more filling, too. Jodi Moreno, who is also launching a cookbook, specializes in wholesome natural foods.
Pea Blossom Salad With Spiced Cashew Dressing
Sakara Life is essentially the face of delicious healthy eating—so you know its recipes are worth a try. One of the latest: a pea blossom salad with a spiced cashew dressing. This is a great simple salad to serve on the side of a larger dish.
Seared Polenta With Spring Salad & Sherry Shallot Vinaigrette
Sure, seared polenta might not be the healthiest of choices, but when you downsize the portion and mix it with a beautiful salad, it becomes a well-balanced meal. The salad from The First Mess features a mix of shallots, fennel, asparagus, and capers—which complement the polenta nicely.
And now, three low-carb lunches that are still seriously filling.