With summer fast approaching, it’s around this time that a lot of people want to drop a bit of excess weight to look good and feel their best on their holidays.
While you don’t need a rippling six pack to enjoy an ice cream on the beach (like it can sometimes be portrayed), there’s never a bad time to want to to start eating a bit healthier and get fit!
So we have collected 34 amazing, weight loss recipes, from some brilliant food blogs, that will help you slim down for the summer and make you feel incredible! As always save and share your favourites to your social media! Enjoy!
Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon
“Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon Recipe – Crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, this sweet and tangy salmon recipe is an easy weeknight meal that will quickly have everyone coming back for seconds.” Recipe: DietHood.
Spicy, Sweet And Sticky Chicken Thighs
“Spicy, Sweet and Sticky Chicken Thighs – An easy and quick one skillet meal including sticky, tender and delicious chicken thighs rubbed with a homemade spice rub and brushed with an amazingly sweet honey sauce.” Recipe: DietHood.
Skillet Catalina Chicken With Broccoli
“Skillet Catalina Chicken with Broccoli – Delicious, easy and healthy 30-minute skillet chicken with broccoli smothered in our homemade, sweet and tangy Catalina Dressing. Recipe: Diethood.
Pork Chops And Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner
“Pork Chops and Potatoes Sheet Pan Dinner Recipe – Oven baked pork chops marinated in soy sauce with garlic, and prepared on a sheet pan alongside seasoned and garlicky baby potatoes. One pan and only a handful of ingredients is all you will need to make this amazing pork chops recipe!”
Fresh And Easy Nicosia Salad
“The perfect combination of flavorful ingredients, this classic Nicoise Salad is a simple, fresh, and easy lunch or dinner option for the sunny months ahead. With warm, crispy roasted potatoes and green beans, tuna, olives, and more, it’s a healthy meal that truly satisfies!” Recipe: TheSeasonedMom.
Steak Salad With Dijon Balsamic Dressing
“Steak Salad with Dijon Balsamic Dressing is prepared with a beautifully pan seared sirloin steak and a light dressing, along with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, avocado, red onion, and cheese.” Recipe: Diethood.
Grilled Barbecue Chicken And Vegetables In Foil
“Grilled Barbecue Chicken And Vegetables In Foil – Tender, flavourful chicken covered in sweet barbecue sauce and cooked on the grill inside foil pack with zucchini, bell peppers and asparagus.” Recipe: DietHood.
Mediterranean Chicken And Tortellini Salad
“A simple Mediterranean-inspired Chicken and Tortellini Salad is the recipe of the season! This crowd-pleasing dish is a great make-ahead dinner, an easy contribution to your next potluck, and a packable solution for picnics or travel.” Recipe: TheSeasonedMom.
One Sheet Teriyaki Salmon
“A one pan dinner! Quick. Fast. And so flavorful. With your veggies right alongside your main for the speediest clean up EVER!!!” 240 Calories. Recipe: DamnDelicious.
Healthy Thai Salmon In Foil
“The flavors are sealed right into a foil packet with no clean up! The salmon comes out so tender/juicy. Sure to be a family favorite!” Recipe: DamnDelicious.
Mediterranean Vegan Pizza
“I happen to love pizza but only eat it on occasion. It’s one of those versatile meals that can range from complex to simple depending on your ingredients. I chose to make this a Mediterranean style pizza loaded with artichokes, olives, chickpeas, tomatoes, red onion and some fresh basil I had on hand.”. Recipe: Simple-Veganista.
Noodle Free Pad Thai
“Amazing noodle-free Pad Thai with rainbow vegetables and a spicy-sweet almond butter sauce. Just 30 minutes required and SO versatile!”. Recipe: MinimalistBaker
Grilled Paprika Yogurt Chicken Kabobs
These Grilled Paprika Yogurt Chicken Kabobs are so good and so easy that they’re bound to become a summertime staple! Recipe: CookinCanuck. 240 Calories.
Chicken and Rice Fajitas in Foil
Chicken and Rice Fajitas in Foil – Incredibly delicious and easy to prepare fajitas with chicken, peppers, onions and rice all cooked in foil packets. Easy, quick and SO GOOD! Recipe: DietHood. 252 Calories.
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Chicken
Creamy Sun-Dried Tomato Sauce Chicken: Quick, easy and delicious pan-seared chicken with an amazingly flavorful sun dried tomatoes sauce! It’s a 30-minute, one pan meal that you can’t resist! Recipe: DietHood. 262 Calories.
Easy Lemon Herb Pork Chops
“These Easy Herb Lemon Pork Chops will become a regular on your family’s menu. Tender and absolutely delicious, serve these up with sides or on a salad!” Recipe from CookinCanuck. 272 Calories.
Island Teriyaki Chicken Skillet
This healthy dinner comes together in about 20 minutes with just a few simple ingredients! My Island Teriyaki Chicken Skillet is a clean eating meal that’s less than 300 calories — and the whole family loves it! Recipe: TheSeasonedMom. 287 Calories.
Barbecue Pineapple And Pork Skewers
Barbecue Pineapple and Pork Skewers – Stacked with pork, sweet pineapples, and veggies, these juicy barbecue pork skewers are simple, incredible, and SO darn flavorful! Recipe: DietHood. 298 Calories.
Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas Recipe – Fast, easy, one pan fajitas recipe with deliciously seasoned flank steak, colorful peppers, and onions. Recipe: DietHood. 300 Calories.
Honey Garlic Dijon Pork Tenderloin – 301 Calories
“Pork tenderloin can get a bad rap as the dry, lean, tough alternative to chicken breasts. But that’s so not fair! With a simple Honey Garlic Dijon Pork Tenderloin Marinade, this humble cut of meat is elevated to Super Star status! Best of all, the easy dinner only requires 10 minutes of prep before leaving it to marinate in the refrigerator. It’s a healthy, make-ahead meal for any busy weeknight!” Recipe from TheSeasonedMom. 301 Calories.
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken and Broccoli
This easy Slow Cooker Orange Chicken and Broccoli has all of the flavors that you crave, but it’s a whole lot healthier than take-out! Instead of breading and frying the meat, you simply toss the ingredients in the Crock Pot and move on with your day. A family-friendly Crock Pot dinner will be ready and waiting for you a few hours later! Recipe: TheSeasonedMom. 322 Calories.
Grilled Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri Sauce
Grilled Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri Sauce – Deliciously juicy grilled flank steak served with an amazing blend of avocado and chimichurri sauce! Recipe: DietHood. 327 Calories.
Cheerful Vegan Nachos
“I encourage you to customize this nacho plate to your heart’s content! If you’re looking to cut down on prep work, you can make the All-Purpose Vegan Cheese Sauce and Spicy Black Beans in advance (they’ll keep in the fridge for a few days) so there’s less you’ll need to do the day of.”. Recipe: OhSheGlows.
Abundance Kale Salad With Savory Tahini Dressing
“Lately when flying, we’ve been craving big, hearty salads. Bonus: They’re easy to pack to go for travel! This 30-minute salad is customizable and insanely satisfying, and it features my NEW favorite savory tahini dressing! Let’s do this!”. Recipe: MinimalistBaker
One Pan Healthy Sausage And Veggies
“Roasted garlic-parmesan veggies with sausage and herbs all made and cooked on one pan. 10 minutes prep, easy clean-up!” Recipe: chelseasmessyapron.com
BBQ Chicken Breasts
“The most tender, juicy chicken grilled to PERFECTION, smothered in a thick, homemade BBQ sauce. You can also make this ahead of time!” Recipe: DamnDelicious.
Healthy Turkey Lettuce Wraps
“If you are a fan of P.F. Changs’ lettuce wraps like we are then you will seriously LOVE these. Not only are the flavors in this dish insane, but the entire recipe literally only takes about 15 minutes from start to finish! I used ground turkey in place of beef which I actually prefer better, but you could also use ground chicken.” Calories – 162. Recipe: EatYourselfSkinny.
Apple, White Cheddar & Grilled Chicken Salad
“There’s nothing like grilled chicken to add flavor to a salad. If you don’t have an outdoor grill you can use a grill pan. The marinade for the chicken and the vinaigrette for the salad are one in the same. I love time savers like this.” Recipe: averiecooks.com
Lemon Garlic Butter Fish in Parchment
“For a healthy all-in-one dinner you can make any time in the week, this garlic butter fish in parchment takes a few minutes to prepare and requires minimal clean-up. Cooking in parchment paper pouches enhances the flavors of spices, crisp vegetables and the garlicky butter sauce.” Recipe: EatWell101.
Easy Tin Foil Sausage & Vegetables Dinner
“These delicious and easy tin foil packets are so quick to assemble! They are packed with sausage, tons of veggies, and the best seasoning mix. This easy tin foil sausage and veggies dinner is sure to be a family favorite this summer!” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron. 333 Calories.
Foil Pack Creamy Salsa Verde Chicken, Rice And Veggies
“Creamy salsa verde chicken with rice and veggies all cooked at once in a foil packet! No need to pre-cook the rice or chicken. This dish takes no more than 10 minutes to assemble and is bursting with delicious Mexican flavor.” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.
Tinfoil Garlic Parmesan Salmon And Veggies
“So fast and easy to make! Lemon garlic parmesan salmon and green beans in foil packets cooked over the grill or in the oven.” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.
Salmon En Papillote With Vegetables
“Salmon fillets placed on a bed of vegetables, wrapped in a parchment paper pouch (en papillote) and baked in the oven. The fish is also topped with basil compound butter for extra flavor!” Recipe: JessicaGavin. 363 Calories.
Foil Pack Italian Chicken + Veggies
“I changed up the veggies a bit, but you’ve still got all the amazing Italian seasonings. Plus, this dish is just about as inexpensive to make and just as healthy. Good-for-you ingredients, very little prep, and virtually no clean-up! This dinner is a mega win!” Recipe: ChelseasMessyApron.