Swimsuit-Friendly Summer Recipes

 

Summer should be a time we look forward to, but even the phrase “swimsuit season” can sometimes make us feel a little less than excited. But we’ve got some ideas to help you stress less and get ready to really enjoy the summer fun in the sun. Here are some inspiring recipes to help you get ready to hit the pool or beach this summer!

As we all know, drinking more water is the simplest thing we can do to stay healthier. Self magazine proposes that just drinking one glass of water before each meal can “help you lose weight, improve your skin and feel more energetic.” It really is that easy! But if you want to make this step even easier (and more enjoyable) try making your own delicious and nutritious fruit-infused water creations!

Start with some of your favorite fruit combos like lemon, lime and orange or strawberry and kiwi. Then, try throwing in an herb or even a vegetable. Mint goes great with almost any fruit! The Free People blog recently shared these three recipes that feature ingredients like berries, cucumber, cilantro and dill. As Nutrition Stripped says about homemade flavored water, the only rule is to experiment and have fun!

 

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Source: Nutrition Stripped


Keeping all-natural frozen fruit treats in your freezer can help you redefine your relationship with snacking to become best friends, not enemies! All you need are some fruits, juice, 5 oz disposable cups and craft sticks. These frozen fruit pops from Gina’s Skinny Recipes look as delicious as they are cute!

 

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Source: Gina’s Skinny Recipes

 

As Health magazine says, “Dessert doesn’t have to erase a healthy meal!” Satisfy your sweet-tooth craving with dark chocolate-dipped fruit. Chocolate-dipped strawberries are a timeless classic, but try getting creative with chocolate-dipped bananas or chocolate-dipped pears. For added texture, sprinkle on some crushed nuts, too.

 

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Source: Young, Broke & Hungry

 

What are your favorite healthy eating tips and tricks for beating the swimsuit-season blues? Share in a comment below!

 

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