Excited by the idea that this summer just might include outdoor gatherings with friends and loved ones? So are we. 

However, no one likes feeling uncomfortably full while you’re just trying to beat the heat. Our dietitians at Catholic Health have a remedy: This summer cookout menu. 

Your Summer Menu, Approved by Our Dietitians 

Grilled Asparagus and Eggplant Roll-ups

A quick and easy way to incorporate some non-starchy vegetables onto your menu. 

Seafood & Asparagus Salad

A fresh, flavorful dish that adds a full color profile to your table spread! 

Kale Chips

Before you write this off, know that baby kale (which the recipe calls for) tends to be less bitter and more tender than regular kale. 

Cucumber, Blueberry, & Feta Salad

Not only is it easy on the eyes… the ingredients tend to be fairly cheap, making this recipe easy on your wallet, especially if you’re feeding a small crowd. 

Gluten-free Summer Pasta Salad

Pasta salad is always a big hit at summer get-togethers, making this recipe a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. 

More Healthy Hints

Keeping hydrated is of the utmost importance in the warm weather, so regardless of whether you’re serving sweet tea or alcoholic beverages to your guests, plan to have water on hand as well. 

You may worry your guests will be unimpressed by a “healthy” spread. The truth is, people love to take advantage of the fresh produce that’s often available in farmer’s markets and grocery stores throughout the summer season. Orienting your menu around flavorful fruits and vegetables is hardly a major offense. 

Interested in Nutrition Counseling?

If you find these healthy tips beneficial, we encourage you to look into our nutrition counseling services. Many people can improve their health and wellness by adopting new dietary and lifestyle changes.

Learn more about our nutrition counseling services by visiting us online at chsbuffalo.org/services/nutrition-counseling or call the number below.

Find Nutrition Counseling Near You
Call (716) 706-2112

Find Nutrition Counseling Near You
Call (716) 706-2112