Monday, April 30, 2012

Light & Easy: Summer Meals

Hey loves!

When the warm weather rolls around, I crave easy, simple meals with fresh ingredients and lots of fruits and veggies. 
Here are my picks for the perfect summer menu:


Do you spy a common theme? Fresh red berries are a summer breakfast necessity.
Incorporate them into {wholemeal crepes} or top off a {toasted oat and yogurt parfait}.
If you want a cool but filling treat, enjoy your berries mixed in {cold summer oatmeal}.

 
For lunch, I crave a light {fruit salad} or freshly sliced {watermelon}.
And nothing beats a {summer fiesta salad} paired with avocado lime dressing.


For dinner, I'm dreaming of {veggie tostadas} with black beans and corn, or a {no-bake veggie lasagna}, and I'll take a simple {avocado salad} as a side dish.


Now for my favorite part of the day: dessert! Summer treats should be relatively healthy and shouldn't weigh you down.
These {pink lemonade freezer bars} will cool you off, and I'm dying to try this 
{blood orange frozen yogurt} made with my favorite Chobani greek yogurt. 
Strawberry compote tops this {vanilla bean panna cotta} and could totally double for a sweet breakfast.

Aren't summer meals the best? Let me know your favorites!

Love, Cait

27 comments:

  1. Cooking veggies on the grill! Corn on the cob...so perfect for warm weather.

    I also love eating outdoors at a picnic table. My summer meals always call for ice cream or frozen yogurt

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  2. Love these summer foods! Strawberries are my favourite too, and I love incorporating them into food in the summer. Those strawberry crepes look amazing.

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  3. These are all great summer recipes, everything looks delicious! Love all the color! Thanks for sharing! I hope your week gets off to a greats start!

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  4. Every single picture left me drooling! So delicious!

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  5. I am all for strawberries in the summer! I think that is my favorite part about warmer weather.

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  6. I love anything with berries!:D

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  7. Those all look so incredible! I'm definitely going to have to try those!

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  8. That lasagna looks delicious! And I definitely love stocking up on fresh berries for breakfast in the summer.

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  9. That veggie lasagna looks great! I love light meals for summer as well! xo

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  10. very good ideas for light and summery meals. i tend to eat healthier during the summer, i think it has something to do with the weather.

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  11. These are so great! I'm always looking for easy & healthy recipes!

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  12. Oh my! Don't know what to choose from! They are all making my mouth water! I do love strawberries and blueberries! That vanilla bean panna cotta looks heavenly! Thanks for coming by earlier btw and for leading me to your sweet blog! Your newest follower :) Don't be a stranger :) x

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  13. Lovely meals! Those pictures make me so hungry :D You have such a nice blog, I'll follow you from now on ;) xoxo♥

    Oh, and thanks for your comment!

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  14. okay, all those strawberries and baby tomatoes are making me hungry! all of this looks absolutely incredible! :)
    xo TJ

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  15. seriously, love everything! I love anything that is simple but healthy. saving these.

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  16. the lasagna looks amazing - I love, love, love summer meals!

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  17. I really do love summer food. I'm reminded of the smell of the grill and ice cream... not at the same time (obviously)

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  18. These all look so delish! I'll have to try one or two out. xo

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  19. these all look delish! I love light summer food!

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  20. Hi Caitlin!! Thanks a lot for your kind comment on my blog! Would you like to follow each other??
    BTW these pictures look really yummy... Mmmmmm!!
    xoxo
    Patricia

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  21. These look delicious, I love love love everything strawberry related. You just gave me an idea for another recipe post ha.. I have a bucket full of strawberries and I don't know what to do with them all. Thanks for stopping by my blog by the way. I love your blog you have a new follower :)

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  22. These all look SO good!!!! I think I might need to make that Tostada this weekend! Happy Friday!!!

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  23. YUM!! I am all about the light, fresh meals in the summer! These all sound amazing!

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  24. I'm eating strawberries right now at least twice a day! I can't get enough, this stuff looks great!

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  25. yum! i love to make and eat flour tortilla with smoked salmon, eggs and cream cheese. so yummy :)

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