Strawberries, peaches, summer squash, cucumbers, corn on the cob, and more! Fresh ingredients abound during the sunny summer months and can make the perfect healthy summer recipes. We love all of the local fruits, veggies, and seafood near our communities. Yum!
Are you looking for some inspiration for mouth-watering and healthy summer recipes? We turned to the experts: the talented teams at our Spring Arbor Senior Living communities! They craft healthy and delicious summer meals every day. Here are our three favorites:
Summer Crab Salad
Submitted by Maresa Henry of Spring Abor of Severna Park, MD
2.5 teaspoons of olive oil
3 tablespoons of lime juice
1/3 cup of chopped red onion
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
1 pint of cherry tomatoes, quartered
1 chopped avocado
2 cups of sweet corn
1 lb. of lump crab meat
Directions: Blend olive oil and lime juice. Add salt and pepper to taste (or a few pinches of Old Bay, especially if you’re from Maryland!). Gently toss remaining ingredients in a large bowl and then add dressing. Serve chilled.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Submitted by Anita Riddy of Spring Arbor of Wilmington, NC
1 bunch of fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup of walnuts or pecans
1 cup of fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup of parmesan
Directions: Gently toss ingredients in a large bowl. Use Raspberry Vinaigrette dressing and drizzle over the salad. Toss again to coat. Serve immediately.
Sauteed Bok Choy and Salmon
Submitted by Simroy Hoffman of Spring Arbor of Durham, NC
1 lb. of Bok Choy or Napa cabbage, chopped
1 cup of broccoli slaw mix
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 salmon filets (about 4 – 6 ounces each)
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of sesame seeds.
Directions: Combine Bok Choy and broccoli slaw mix in a colander, rinse and drain well. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Add salmon filets to the hot skillet and cook about 3 minutes per side. Remove cooked salmon from skillet. Add sesame seeds and the remaining olive oil to skillet and stir to toast the sesame seeds. Add Bok Choy mixture to the skillet. Cook and stir for about 3 – 4 minutes. Remove Bok Choy mixture from skillet and divide between two plates. Return salmon to the hot skillet until flaky when tested with fork. Remove the salmon and serve over the Bok Choy mixture.
At HHHunt, we believe it’s how you live that matters! Enjoying tasty and balanced meals is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. Give these three recipes a try and you might discover a new favorite summertime meal!
We’d love to hear from you as well, so please share your go-to heathy summer recipes with us on Facebook. Bon Appetit!