Looking to get fit this summer? You probably know that fast food isn’t great for you, and that checking out gyms in Washington Township can help set you on the right track, but it can be difficult to find recipes that are both good for you and taste great. We’ve compiled the top five healthy and hearty recipes for summer — try making one with your family this week!

1) Armenian Salata:

Simple to make yet original in flavor, the Armenian Salta is a cool and refreshing treat for staying healthy on a hot summer day! Check out the recipe below, and try getting your children involved in the stirring!

  • 3 medium size tomatoes, diced (use up to five if you love tomatoes!)
  • 3 cucumbers, peeled & diced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 green onion/scallion
  • 1/2 c. raw radishes, diced
  • 1 c. roughly chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper

Combine all ingredients and toss well.  Cover and refrigerate for a few hours, allowing the juices from the veggies and the lemon juice to mix.

Serves 4 to 6


2) Grilled Lime Salmon with Avocado-Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice:

Everyone loves carbs, but plain rice can get a little bland after a while. Try this healthy recipe, which incorporates coconut water into the rice, for a tasty and flavorful spin on the classic grilled salmon dish!


3) Beetroot & Feta Cheese Salad:

The unsung heroes of summer salads, beetroot is a hearty, filling, and delicious vegetable that just doesn’t get the praise it deserves! A perfect blend of salty and sweet, try this beetroot and feta salad from Scrambled Chefs for a healthy and refreshing treat!


4) Grilled Lemon Chicken:

If you’ve got a picky eater in your home, it can be hard to find healthy recipes to please their palates. Who doesn’t know a child whose entire diet consists of mac & cheese?! Luckily, this recipe from Diethood for grilled lemon chicken is the perfect protein for both you and the hard-to-please member of your household.


5) Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes:

When you’re trying to eat healthy on a vegan or gluten-free diet, it can feel impossible to find protein that meets your dietary needs. This recipe for pesto and spinach quinoa stuffed tomatoes provides a gluten and cruelty free alternative to less-healthy choices — and it’s super yummy too!


Getting back into fitness doesn’t have to be boring; for example, if running on the road is tiresome, yoga in Haddonfield, NJ, provides a fun and lower-impact alternative, as does Pilates and Zumba. In the same way, eating healthy doesn’t mean eating the same bland meals over and over again. Use our top five healthy recipes for summer to kick start your healthy season!