Six Summer Food Must-Haves

Denise Austin
by Denise Austin | 
Hi everyone! Summer is my favorite season, in part because of the abundance of delicious, seasonal, whole foods that are everywhere you look! Whole fruits and veggies, lean proteins, and taking advantage of outdoor cooking and dining can make all your summer meals taste great. Check out my six summer food must-haves and give them a try!

Get grilling. Grilling is easy and delicious - marinate your meats and veggies ahead of time to help reduce the amount of fat yet still have juicy and delicious foods. I love a marinated grilled chicken breast with a veggie kabob - so yummy and fresh! And if you haven't yet tried this, place halved peaches on the grill face-down for 30 seconds for a delicious grilled dessert!

Focus on produce. A great way to help keep your calories in check and add nutrients to your diet is to make half your plate produce. Take advantage of in-season veggies and fruits by prepping them so you can grab and go every day! 

Try to adopt the Mediterranean Diet for a few months. Now is the time to replace the heavy pastas and sauces with lighter, healthier foods like fish, veggies and whole grains. I love the Mediterranean Diet, as it is tasty and filling, yet gives me energy. My Denise Austin Prepared Meal Delivery offers this option, so check it out!

Add fresh herbs to all your meals. An easy way to brighten any meal, add basil, dill, parsley or your favorite herb to take it up a notch!

Lower your salt intake without taking away taste. To help avoid bloat and high blood pressure, swap a squeeze of lemon for extra salt. A quick way to brighten salads, meats, sides and more!

If you have a jam-packed summer, make meals simple! My Denise Austin Prepared Meal Delivery can take the stress of meal planning, prep and cooking right off the table, so you can focus on summer fun instead! Popular recipes like Cauliflower Gnocchi Primavera with Broccoli Pesto and Mongolian-Style Beef with Broccoli & Cauliflower Rice use quality ingredients in a ready-to-heat packaging so all you have to do is look forward to enjoying! I offer plant-based, diabetes-friendly and more, and all meals have high-quality protein and offer plenty of veggies to help keep you satisfied and energized! 

I hope these summer food must-haves help you plan for a healthy and delicious season! 

Let's live FIT, HAPPY and HEALTHY - together!!