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5 Light and Healthy Meals for Summer

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When the weather gets warmer, meals tend to get lighter. As we head into summer, our preferences begin to shift to healthier, refreshing and more energizing foods. And with a bounty of fruit and vegetables at their peak, it’s hard not to be inspired by the season’s fresh and colorful ingredients.

Whether you are calorie- or carb-conscious, want to be more sensible about sodium, are trying to cut down on saturated fat or are just looking to get into healthier eating habits, Home Chef meal kits make it easier to reach your goals. Each week you can choose from 30 delicious, dietician-approved recipes, featuring steak, chicken, pork, fish, vegetarian options and more, delivered straight to your home.

Home Chef’s menu plans help you to ease into balanced eating habits with approachable, good-for-you meals like these, making the most of the foods you love and what’s seasonally available.

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Oven-Ready Chicken Teriyaki 

Looking for a healthy hot meal that’s ready in no time? Home Chef’s Oven-Ready kits arrive with pre-chopped ingredients and cook in an included oven-safe tin. The chicken teriyaki dish pictured above is just one of the meals you can expect to choose from that’s low-carb, low-fat and low-calorie but high on flavor.

Sofrito Steak Tacos

Topped with pickled vegetables and lime crema, these carb-conscious tacos are the perfect patio meal for a summer night. The sofrito base is a great way to enhance the steak and incorporate vine-fresh, end-of-season tomatoes. Also available with Impossible plant-based substitute.

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Healthy Entrée Salad 

Home cooks that are on the move can drive right past the drive-through and straight home to their Home Chef delivery. No-prep, no-mess entrée salads like this spinach option come with fresh greens and pre-portioned ingredients. Top it with your choice of steak, chicken, shrimp or Impossible Burger.

Chicken Breast With Garlic Demi-Glace and Parmesan Asparagus

May and June are when asparagus truly shines – and a sprinkle of shredded parmesan doesn’t hurt it either. While it sounds like it could be on a restaurant menu, you can whip up this 504-calorie chicken dish in just 15 minutes.

Cajun Scallop Risotto

Bring the spirit of New Orleans into your kitchen with this jambalaya-inspired meal. Green peppers, onions, Cajun seasonings and cheddar cheese take it to the next level.

What’s your favorite light summer meal? Tell us in the comments.

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2 Thoughts on “5 Light and Healthy Meals for Summer

  1. With Home Chef can you do them for Diabetic/ chronic kidney patients? What is the weekly cost. What I have seen so far they will work.

    1. Hi Gayle, thanks for reading! Home Chef allows you to choose low-carb, calorie-conscious and vegan/vegetarian options. The price depends on what which plan you select/how many meals you want per week. You may be able to find more answers to your questions on their site.

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