Spring flowers have begun blooming and the temperatures are getting a tad bit warmer, which means summer is sneaking around the corner! Along with the sunshine and pool time comes the dreaded “bathing suit season” and the urge to perhaps eat a bit lighter.
With the right tools, it can be delicious and satisfying to eat a little healthier and cleaner. If you’re looking to shape up a bit before hitting the beach or laying out by the pool, skip the diets and self-loathing and have some fun making these recipes instead. Here are 10 clean food meal ideas to get you in shape for summer:
These wraps are low-fat, gluten-free, and thus, waist-line friendly. The avocado adds healthy fat without going overboard. This snack is not a meal on its own, but it pairs well with a cup of soup or a bowl of raw veggies dipped in hummus.
This hearty meal will help fill you up, since the lentils contain protein and are very satiating for a vegan diet.
Tomatoes, red pepper, carrot, onion, garlic, and other flavors blend beautifully in this delightful soup. Eat it cold like a gazpacho soup or heat a bit if you desire.
You’re bound to shed a few pounds if you’re a frequent pasta eater who switches out regular noodles for a much healthier zucchini pasta. Since the sauce is so flavorful, you won’t feel deprived.
This is a perfect meal for eating light and clean. Kelp noodles are fat-free, gluten-free, and very low in carbohydrates and calories.
The tasty roasted chickpeas in this dish gives substance to this healthy watercress salad. Be mindful of how much avocado you’re using to make this a light meal.
A bowl of this soup, which contains hearty ingredients like lentils, potatoes, barley and tomatoes, will be enough of a meal so you can stay full longer without consuming extra calories.
These colorful wraps pair well with a healthy soup or salad. You’ll get a ton of nutrients and color from zucchini, pepper, sprouts, basil, and kale.
Have the smoothie as a light breakfast that will give you vitamins and help you start your day on a healthy note.
This healthy vegan salad is very flavorful and loaded with vitamins and complete protein, which will help keep you full and curb hunger so you can stay lean and resist snacking.
Lead Image Source: Raw Vegan Zucchini Marinara Pasta
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