Five Quick + Easy Recipes For Summer

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Happy Tuesday friends! Our summer schedule has been jammed packed with activities this year; birthday parties, family visits, vacations, hikes, housework and all the unpredictable things in-between. We have been go, go, go from day one, so when it comes time to make a meal I'm wanting it to be quick and easy. Nothing is worse than having a huge mess from dinner to pick up after a long day. It is also a plus if I do not have to go to several different grocery stores for one recipe (which seems impossible these days).

Homemade Pizza // We've been keeping pizza dough and pizza sauce on hand this summer. It's a quick easy meal that the whole family will love.  We can nine times out of ten make this with ingredients we already have. I really only love pizza if it's homemade because I can control what goes on it. It is also a good way to decrease the amount of food waste in your home by using your chopped veggies or left-over grilled chicken (paired with white sauce). 

For this recipe you'll need:

Store-bought pizza dough
Pizza sauce as desired  
A sprinkle of Mozzarella Cheese 
Spinach as desired
Sliced Red Onion 
Sweet Peppers
Sliced Tomatoes
Sliced Jalapenos 

Bake dough for 8 mins, apply toppings and bake for another 8-10 mins until golden brown. 

Summer Zucchini Pasta // We love zucchini and we love pasta, this is one of Lyla's favorites things to eat. Sometimes we eat it as a meal or sometimes we use it as a side to our grilled chicken or salmon. 

Watermelon Salad// We could eat a bowl of this as a meal, but it also makes for a great side. I think the key to fast meals is making a side that can last 2 days in the fridge. Having to only grill or having to only make a side removes stress from my life and I'm all about that. 

Cucumber + Avocado Sandwich // Alan thinks I'm weird because I love veggie sandwiches, I'm not really big on meat, but for people who are can just come in. It is easy and a way to make sure your avocados aren't going to waste. There's one thing in life you don't want to be and that is an avocado-waster. 

Mango BBQ Chicken + Mango Salsa // It sounds like a complicated meal but it's not, it takes about thirty minutes from prep to finish and it's absolutely delicious.

If you have any quick and easy recipes that you love during the summer, be sure to share them below. We would love to know what is on your summertime menu. XO! 

1 comment

  1. Yum! I've never put jalapenos on my own pizza! I also have a few healthy recipes on my blog that are my go-to:

    My Israeli couscous with blueberries and corn salad:

    My carrot & parsnip soup with dukkah:


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