Summer days and nights are made for after-work plans with family and friends, long days at the beach, and afternoons lounging in the park. It’s about spending more time together, which usually means spending less time in the kitchen. If you’re tired of take-out or simply looking to prepare nourishing meals in less time, this list is for you. We’ve rounded up 10 quick and simple recipes from our favourite food bloggers to make this summer!
4 Easy Lunch Ideas to Bring to Work or Enjoy at Home
by Brocc Your Body (Carissa Stanton)
A delicious (and quick) summer option for a week’s worth of meals. Keep it exciting by adding fresh new toppings everyday!
Jennifer Aniston Salad with Orzo
by Food by Maria (Maria Koutsogiannis)
If you’ve spent time on TikTok, then you’ve likely drooled over this viral recipe! Lucky for us, it’s super quick to make (less than 20 minutes!), delicious, plant-based and ‘celeb-approved’. Could it BE more perfect for weekday lunches?
Southern Style Chicken Salad
by Butter Be Ready (Quin Liburd)
Not only can you eat this versatile chicken salad in many ways—by itself, in a sandwich, as a dip with chips and veggies—it also takes just 10 minutes to make.
Crispy Baked Coconut Chicken Bites
by Closet Cooking (Kevin Lynch)
Feel like a gourmet chef when you make these tasty, crispy bites with only six simple ingredients. Don’t forget your favourite dipping sauces!
3 Simple After-Work Dinner Ideas
Vegan Instant Pot Chana Masala
by Rainbow Plant Life (Nisha Vora)
This one-pot meal, made on your stove-top, is packed with comforting spices that give it a depth of flavour. Plus, it’s made with mostly pantry staples, so it’s perfect for a simple weeknight dinner.
Caprese Chicken with Walnut Pesto
by Dude That Cookz (Eric and Shanna Jones)
Get this one-pan juicy chicken with mozzarella and basil on the table in under 30 minutes for a dinner everyone is bound to love.
Asian Rice Noodle Salad with Shrimp
by Hip Foodie Mom (Alice Choi)
This simple dish is delicious, fresh and perfect for the summer. As noted by the author, you can also use the leftovers to make spring rolls!
3 Fun Snacks to Make With Your Kids
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
by Nourished by Caroline (Caroline Doucet, RD)
A vegan ice cream treat made from bananas to keep in the freezer all summer long? Yes, please!
Lucky Charms Cereal Marshmallow Cookies
by Constellation Inspiration (Amy Ho)
These colourful cookies with a gooey centre are the perfect indulgence after a long day of fun in the sun.