The 5 Best Summer Recipes

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Summer is the time when you want to get out of the kitchen and on to the patio. We've rounded up some of our favorite easy recipes that require little to no cooking.

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Summer is the time when you want to get out of the kitchen and on to the patio. We've rounded up some of our favorite easy recipes that require little to no cooking.

1. HEIRLOOM TOMATO, AVOCADO AND GOAT CHEESE Salad

HEIRLOOM TOMATO, AVOCADO AND GOAT CHEESE PLATE

Start with heirloom tomatoes as your base and then top with avocado and goat cheese. Keep the dressing simple: white balsamic vinegar, full extra-virgin olive oil and a little salt and pepper.

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Start with heirloom tomatoes as your base and then top with avocado and goat cheese. Keep the dressing simple: white balsamic vinegar, full extra-virgin olive oil and a little salt and pepper.

Get the recipe and nutritional details.

2. 2-Minute Microwave Spinach Fritatta

Microwave spinach fritatta

You only need two minutes and five ingredients for this yummy breakfast (or lunch!) that's high in protein. There's also no really "cooking" involved. Just pop the ingredients in the microwave for two minutes, let cool and enjoy.

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You only need two minutes and five ingredients for this yummy breakfast (or lunch!) that's high in protein. There's also no really "cooking" involved. Just pop the ingredients in the microwave for two minutes, let cool and enjoy.

3. Crunchy Avocado Chickpea Toast

Avocado toast with chickpeas and feta.

This is avocado toast on steroids. The roasted chickpeas and feta provide 12 grams of protein and spices like cayenne, cinnamon and ginger add antioxidants, which help protect against free radical damage.

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This is avocado toast on steroids. The roasted chickpeas and feta provide 12 grams of protein and spices like cayenne, cinnamon and ginger add antioxidants, which help protect against free radical damage.

4. Beet Linguine With Goat Cheese and Arugula

Beet linguine with goat cheese and arugula.

A low-carb twist on linguine featuring beet "pasta," this vibrant, purple-hued dish is perfect to enjoy during the warmer months. After spiralizing the beets, simmer them quickly in vegetable broth until tender then toss with the cheese and arugula.

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A low-carb twist on linguine featuring beet "pasta," this vibrant, purple-hued dish is perfect to enjoy during the warmer months. After spiralizing the beets, simmer them quickly in vegetable broth until tender then toss with the cheese and arugula.

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Mixed Berry and Flaxseed Smoothie

Mixed berry and flaxseed smoothie

This is the perfect smoothie to have in your back pocket whenever you need a quick meal or post-workout pick-me-up. Combining mixed berries with almond milk, flaxseed, Greek yogurt and flaxseed gives you the right amount of protein and fiber to feel satisfied β€” until your next meal, of course.

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This is the perfect smoothie to have in your back pocket whenever you need a quick meal or post-workout pick-me-up. Combining mixed berries with almond milk, flaxseed, Greek yogurt and flaxseed gives you the right amount of protein and fiber to feel satisfied β€” until your next meal, of course.

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What Do YOU Think?

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What are your go-to summer meals? Have you made any of these recipes? Tell us in the comments!

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What are your go-to summer meals? Have you made any of these recipes? Tell us in the comments!

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