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15 Light Lunch Recipes for a Healthier Week


In case you’re feeling like summer is already over, there’s still time to get your grill on and sip your way through the rest of July and August. We’ve got you covered when it comes to throwing a cool summer gathering or a perfect summer picnic, but what about the scorching hot days—the ones where your air conditioner stops working (it happens) and you’re melting to your chair, trying to exert as little energy as possible?

Sticking to light meals in the heat of summer is ideal, so I’ve gathered 15 light lunches that will get you through the rest of July and August.

1. Peperoncini Shrimp Ceviche Stuffed Avocados

Source: Yes, More Please!

2. Tomato, Fig, Peach, Prosciutto, and Burrata Salad

Source: Beyond Sweet and Savory

3. Broccoli Slaw with Golden Raisins and Walnuts

Source: Vanilla and Bean 

4. Fish Taco Lettuce Wraps with Mango Kiwi Salsa

Source: Heartbeat Kitchen 

5. Rosemary Chicken, Bacon, and Avocado Salad

Source: How Sweet It Is

6. Butternut Squash Lo Mein

Source: Food by Mars

7. Heirloom Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Source: Kendall-Jackson Wines

8. Nectarine and Corn Salad with Chipotle Shrimp

Source: The Whole Bite

9. Master Green Detox Salad

Source: Detox DIY

10. Easy Lentil Salad

Source: The Healthy Hunter

11. Southwest Style Cobb Salad with Smoky Chipotle Dressing

Source: The Modern Proper

12. Avocado Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

Source: Domesticate Me 

13. Summer Spinach and Berry Salad with Lemon Chia Vinaigrette

Source: Kitschen Cat

14. Corn, Cucumber, Peach, and Avocado Salad

Source: Love and Lemons

15. All The Stone Fruit Salad

Source: A House in the Hills

What are some light lunches you’ll be preparing this summer? Be sure to tell us on Instagram by tagging your summer lunch images with #TheEverygirlCooks!