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Healthy Summer Recipes for Dinner
Healthy Aging | 06/15/19
Warmer days are finally here. There’s nothing quite like enjoying the summer months. Days are spent taking pleasure in outdoor activities in the sun and enjoying the tasty summer bounty.
Along with freshness, many popular warm-weather foods are nutritionally dense, offering the added bonus of helping you get the vitamins and nutrients you need to remain healthy. At The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, we’ve compiled this list of some of our most loved seasonal dinner recipes to enjoy in the summer.
Baked Flounder with Fresh Lemon Pepper: Baked fish is an easy, quick and light meal perfect for weeknights. Flounder especially is a prime source of amino acids and omega 3, making it a high-quality protein choice. Paired perfectly with fresh lemon pepper, this meal is sure to delight.
Blueberry and Feta Bulgar Salad with Mint Dressing: This fresh salad is loaded with summer flavors and seasonal produce, like cucumbers, mint and, of course, blueberries. This dish can be served as a side salad or include a protein like grilled chicken to make it a full supper. Blueberries are low in calories and loaded with antioxidants, believed to have the highest levels among fruits and vegetables.
Quick Eggplant and Tomato Sauté: The eggplant and sweet tomatoes make this healthy weeknight dinner satisfying. Tomatoes are freshest during the summer months and are a major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. Eggplants are also high in antioxidants and are a nutrient-dense food, meaning they contain a significant number of vitamins, minerals, and fiber in few calories.
Blue Crab Salad with Herb Vinaigrette: Blue crab is one of the most recognizable animal species of New England. Blue crab is high in vitamin B12, making it a good choice to keep your heart working well. Although typically enjoyed baked or boiled, this unique preparation of blue crab is as flavorful as it is simple to put together. We recommend marinating the crab overnight to pack the most punch into this salad.
Baked Chicken Kabobs: Fresh produce is ample in warm summer months, and these chicken and veggie kebabs are perfect for entertaining guests. Zucchini is a nutrition-packed produce high in vitamins A, B6, and C, folate, magnesium, fiber, riboflavin, phosphorus, and potassium. Benefits of eating zucchini include improved digestion, eye health, and heart health.
Quality and nutrient-rich ingredients are what set our meals apart. At The Atrium at Navesink Harbor, our dining team exceeds expectations by creating menus incorporating fresh, seasonal ingredients. Dining at The Atrium truly is an experience you have to taste for yourself. We’d love for you to visit and join us for a meal – contact us today to schedule your personal tour.