Top 10 Light and Yummy Summer Recipes

Celebrate the change of season with ten of my favorite summery recipes!Celebrate the change of season with ten of my favorite summery recipes!

Top 10 Light and Yummy Summer Recipes

The big news this week: the launch of CourtneysCookbook.com! While I’m still ironing out wrinkles and adding the finishing touches, check out some of these easy and delicious ideas to celebrate summer in the best way– by eating!

Add a little bit of dessert to breakfast with this Orange Creamsicle Granola!

10. Orange Creamsicle Granola

Dessert for breakfast! Brightly flavored with orange zest and creamy white chocolate chips, this granola has all the classic flavor of an orange creamsicle.

This smoothie is a cool, refreshing treat-- and a great way to sneak in some extra fruit and protein!

9. Strawberry Caramel Smoothie

This smoothie is a cool, refreshing treat– and a great way to sneak in some extra fruit and protein!

There’s no need to feel guilty about eating dessert for breakfast with this healthy banana split oatmeal. It’s quick, it’s easy, and you have three different options on how to prepare it!

8. Banana Split Oatmeal

 The best breakfasts taste like dessert, and you can’t go wrong with a banana split. There are three different, delicious ways to make this oatmeal, but for a quick and cool morning treat, opt for the overnight version.

This strawberries and cream quesadilla is a sweet and satisfying snack– and healthy enough for breakfast!

7. Strawberries & Cream Quesadilla

This strawberries & cream quesadilla is great for a sweet snack, but healthy enough for breakfast!

You only need two ingredients for this PB&J freezer fudge– perfect for a quick fix when you’re craving something sweet.

6. PB&J Freezer Fudge

You only need two ingredients to make this PB&J fudge. Keep it stored in the freezer for a quick sweet tooth fix!

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5. Avocado Tomato Quesadillas

Filled with juicy tomatoes and creamy avocado, these quesadillas are great for a light but satisfying summer meal.

It's worth turning on the oven to make these oatmeal cookies-- sweet and chewy and filled with your favorite dried berries!

4. Berry Oatmeal Cookies

It’s worth turning on the oven to make these oatmeal cookies– sweet and chewy and filled with your favorite dried berries!

This summery fruit salad gets a boost from delicious and nutrient-dense walnuts!

3. Fruit and Walnut Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing

This fruit and walnut salad is bursting with flavor– perfect for a yummy and healthy breakfast, snack, or light dessert!

This mango cream smoothie is so thick and creamy that it's practically ice cream! You can make it double as a protein shake, or load it up with whipped cream to make it even more of a treat!

2. Mango Cream Smoothie

This mango cream smoothie is so thick and creamy that it’s practically ice cream! You can make it double as a protein shake, or load it up with whipped cream to make it even more of a treat!

Creamy cheesecake is swirled with sweet, tangy lemon curd in this delicious and crowd-pleasing dessert.

1. Lemon Swirl Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake swirled with lemon curd? Yes, please! These cheesecake bars might be my favorite recipe I’ve created, period. Just make them– you won’t regret it. 🙂

 

Shared at Tasty Tuesdays; Tips & Tricks Link Party; Wow Us Wednesdays; Thoughts of Home on Thursday; Weekend Potluck; Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up with Marathons & Motivation and IlkasBlog. For a complete list of where I share, click here.


34 comments

  1. Jemma says:

    What a gorgeous and tasty collection of Summertime goodness.
    Your photography is amazing too!
    Thank you for sharing this with us at TOHOT.
    Jemma

  2. Teresa says:

    What a wonderful collection. Personally, I’m in love with the lemon swirl cheesecake, but I’m pretty sure there’s a recipe for everyone here. Thank you for sharing them at The Really Crafty Link Party! Pinned!

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