The Three BEST Skinny Summer Recipes

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I don’t know about you but I love light, fresh recipes during summertime. During winter I eat a lot of heavy soups and warm meals but when summer hits, all I want is light, fresh and absolutely delicious! I’ve rounded up a few of my absolutely favorite and very easy skinny summer recipes that make for a great lunch or dinner and are easy to modify for a family or just cooking for one. And of course, what fresh and light meal isn’t complete without half a glass of white wine? None! Read ahead for my selection of recipes you need to try this week:

The Three BEST Skinny Summer Recipes

The Three BEST Skinny Summer Recipes
The Three BEST Skinny Summer Recipes


Combine mixed greens, sliced strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, chopped walnuts (candied if you prefer) and feta cheese. Top with a vinaigrette of olive oil, red wine vinegar, freshly cracked pepper and salt, basil and oregano for a light pairing. Add shredded prosciutto for a light protein. Serve with wine.


Cook a half box of gluten free noodles according to package and drain. Add in 1/4 olive oil and 2 tablespoons butter while noodles are on medium-low heat. Add in freshly chopped parsley flakes, crushed red pepper flakes, cup of parmesan cheese and 3 cloves of garlic. Stir to combine. Add a package of pre-cooked salad shrimp for light protein. Serve with wine.


Did someone say breakfast for dinner? Separate four egg yolks and freeze for another recipe. Blend for two minutes with a hand mixer for aerate the eggs for a more fluffy omelette. Pour into a pan and gently swirl. Layer in feta cheese, then spinach, topped by shredded prosciutto. Wait until a base to the egg forms and then gently flip one side over the other. Finish cooking over low heat. Serve with a mimosa. Or wine.

Can you tell how much I love wine during summer? Le sigh…I’ve already made all of these meals this week and they’re always a big hit! Definitely a big thumbs up in my book!

Kelly Baum

About Kelly Baum

Kelly Baum is the founder of A Thing of Beauty, a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog founded in April 2011. Kelly is a designer and photographer and freelancer in her spare time.

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