Healthy Summer Weeknight Dinners

Keep your summer nights easy-breezy with pre-planned healthy meals. We mapped it all out for you, so you're just one supermarket trip away from five easy, good-for-you, seasonal dinners. Eat up!
By Rachael Ray Every Day ,

Chicken Panzanella Salad

Reduced-fat feta gives you all the tangy flavor of the regular version but with half the fat and almost 30 percent fewer calories. 

Recipe: Try our Chicken Panzanella Salad

Chicken & Corn Chili

Put down the sports drink! Red kidney beans have more magnesium and potassium (which you lose when you sweat) than the blue stuff in the bottle.

Recipe: Try our Chicken & Corn Chili

Tilapia Po'boy with Grilled Corn

Carrots aren't the only vision-friendly food. Corn also has two nutrients (lutein and zeaxanthin) that help keep your eyes healthy.

Recipe: Try our Tilapia Po'boy with Grilled Corn

Summer Squash Pasta

Summer squash noodles are a great way to lighten up pasta — the vegetable weighs in at 18 calories per cup, versus 210 for a cup of fettuccine.

Recipe: Try our Summer Squash Pasta

Grilled Tilapia with Chimichurri & Corn Salad

Want protein? An 8-ounce tilapia fillet is packed with 46 grams — that's nearly your full recommended daily intake.

Recipe: Try our Grilled Tilapia with Chimichurri & Corn Salad

Shopping List

  • 1 can (7 oz.) chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2 cans (15 to 15.5 oz. each) low-sodium red kidney beans
  • 10 oz. fettuccine
  • 2 soft baguettes (10 oz. each)
  • 10 oz. reduced-fat feta
  • 9 ears corn
  • 1 small English cucumber
  • 2 orange bell peppers
  • 1 head red-leaf lettuce
  • 9 large tomatoes (about 4 1/2 lbs. total)
  • 3 medium yellow summer squash (1 lb.)
  • 1 large bunch fresh basil
  • 1 large bunch fresh mint
  • Tilapia: four 4-oz. and four 8-oz. fillets (3 lbs. total), frozen
  • 2 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts 

Photography by Peter Ardito

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