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July 5, 2016

Healthy Snack Dinners

Don't feel like cooking? NO PROBLEM! Here's a collection of Healthy Snack Dinner Ideas. Find more on Shutterbean.com!

 

OK. So,we indulged a bit this weekend, didn’t we?  What else is new? I actually scheduled a three day juice cleanse later this week. Yeah..ummm…we’ll see how that goes…. If you’re in the same boat as me– trying to tone it down on the eating AND not feeling like cooking, let’s brainstorm some good things to fill our faces with. I’m not talking about cake. Nope. I’m talking about GREEN things, fruits and vegetables. But I also want healthy things to be easy because it’s summer and ain’t nobody got time to be slaving away in the kitchen.

Digging into my snack archives for this Healthy Snack Dinner Inspiration. Here’s what I’ve come up for us. We got this. Also I have a whole bunch of yummy juices if you feel like busting out your juicer this week.

 

QUICK PICKLED CUCUMBER SALAD

Simple ingredients can be turned into a meal. If you have leftover salmon, throw it in!

CUCUMBER CANTALOUPE SALAD WITH MINT

This salad is especially refreshing on those hot hot nights. Use cold cucumber and cantaloupe and dig in.

WATERMELON FETA MINT SKEWERS

You don’t necessarily have to put them on skewers…but if it makes you eat slower, I suppose that’s cool.

QUICK MEDITERRANEAN SALAD

All things you could easily pick up at Trader Joe’s on your way home from work.

GREEK SALAD BITES

Make them bites or turn it into a gigantic salad. Bonus points if you pick up some hummus and pita chips.

TOAST- 12 WAYS!

Sometimes you just need an open faced sandwich for dinner. You know what I mean?

I came up with 12 different combinations you might fancy.

ROASTED TOMATO BRUSCHETTA

Take advantage of tomato season and roast some! Turn them into an awesome bruschetta situation. Make sure you pronounce bruschetta properly when your boo asks you what you made. The CH is like the ch in chianti. BREW sket tAH.

SUPER QUICK EASY GARBANZO BEAN SALAD

Hello, pantry items! Let’s turn you into a delicious meal. I might add some tuna in there for good measure or maybe tomato. Oh yeah and some bread. MMMMbread.

CUCUMBER SALMON BITES

This with a glass of chilled wine. Yes please. You could also add a little dill in your cream cheese. I would throw in some chopped red onion in there while you’re at it.

TOMATO CREAM CHEESE TOAST

Simplicity at its best. I’d try this with salmon cream cheese if I had some.

QUICK CUCUMBER ROLLS

One of the reasons why we have leftover rice in the fridge each week.

You can easily make “sushi” if you’ve got rice + seaweed sheets. Cooper loves this. I totally forgot about them. GOT TO MAKE THEM and get him involved.

AVOCADO SUSHI BITES

Love this combo. The avocado is creamy and the seaweed is salty, carrots add crunch and the sriracha adds heat. Sesame seeds are there for garnish and to get into your teeth.

BLISTERED SHISHITO PEPPERS

I could seriously eat two pounds of these peppers. Maybe there’s something in me that wants to try my hardest to get the random hot one.  Also good: this pizza with corn & shishito peppers.

SPICY HUMMUS + CUCUMBER BITES

How many of these can I eat before I miss bread? Probably a lot.

But I still miss bread.

SWEET POTATO + COCONUT BUTTER + CURRY POWDER

Another reason why I like to have sweet potatoes in my weekly meal prep.

You could also add some black beans, salsa, cheese + sour cream for a Mexican situation.

TURKEY LETTUCE SANDWICHES

Sure you could put this all on bread but maybe you had a sandwich for lunch already and you kinda want another sandwich for dinner but you really should have a salad. This is a good option! This is great with my tuna salad too.

CAPRESE BITES

My summertime favorite!

SPICY SALMON SUSHI BITES

If you have a few pieces of smoked salmon hanging out in the fridge (I don’t) this is a good way to use it up!

AVOCADO SUPER FOOD SMOOTHIE

Dinner in liquid form. Sometimes I add a little protein powder so I’ll get full. I’ve been known to throw some chia seeds or flaxseed meal for extra BULK.  I don’t know about you but smoothies never make me full. Additions and boosters do though!

 

FRUIT + HONEY LIME YOGURT DIP

I don’t know about you but sometimes I just want dessert for dinner. This one could be dessert….or it could be breakfast….but let’s turn it into dinner.

YOGURT BANANA SPLIT

I don’t know about you but sometimes I just want dessert for dinner. This one could be dessert….or it could be breakfast….but let’s turn it into dinner.

There you have it! Some of my favorite Snack Dinners.

What do you like to eat when it’s hot out and you’re trying to eat healthy?

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  • The Puur

    Thank you SO much! You saved me like 2 days worth of time for this summer :)

  • Emily @ Life on Food

    Toast for dinner all of the way. I don’t know how many times already this is what I served when it is hot or I was just too tired.

  • Gaby Dalkin

    I love everything about this post. Keeping it real :)

  • Theodora

    I definitely overdid it this weekend which actually began last Thursday. This will come in handy. I love cooking and trying out new recipes but the kitchen gets so hot in the summertime. It’s really not fun to have sweat dripping into your meals. Thanks for all the great ideas (as usual!).

  • Adie

    Thank you, thank you for the awesome ideas! I’m about to deliver my second child in a a week and I feel like this will inspire me to get something on the table when the last thing I want to do is cook. I could even add some rotisserie chicken to many of these and no one will know its a “snack” dinner!

  • Rebeca

    These are the kind of dinners I want lately: easy and quick but still tasty. Thank you for the great ideas! I had the avocado sushi bites for dinner like half an hour ago and it was just the perfect meal.
    Also, I’m with you on smoothies – if there’s not some protein and fat, there’s no way I’ll be full till lunch.

  • Jamie

    Avocado toast, scrambled eggs and toast, quesadillas… I almost always have Aidells sausage on hand to go with the eggs, or mix into macNcheese…I’m happy with a bowl of cereal and a banana but the boys require a little extra. = )

    • Tracy

      Oooh! Cooper loves their chicken apple sausage. Cooper and I are happy with cereal but Casey prefers a bit extra 😉

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