Delicious Healthy Eating Recipe Inspiration for Summer

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We’re almost midway through January and if your New Year’s resolutions are still standing, then you are doing well. For most, a commitment to healthy eating is one of the first resolutions made and it is also one of the easiest to break. To help keep you motivated we’ve chosen some of our favourite healthy eating recipes to keep you on the wagon and to inspire you to eat food that is not only good for you but tastes delicious too.

Healthy Eating Recipes To Inspire

Be bowled over with these nutritious recipes.

Brunch Quinoa Bowl

A bright and colourful quinoa and millet bowl that is ideal for brekkie, brunch or lunch. Full of protein and healthy fats. Delish!

Brunch Quinoa Bowl

Salmon and Spinach Poke Bowl

A vibrant and healthy poke bowl with spinach-flavoured rice, salmon, avo, edamame beans and Sriracha mayo.

Recipe For Salmon and Spinach Poke Bowl

Green Veggie Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing

This bowl of goodness is beaming with healthy ingredients for a nutrient-rich meal served with a side of green goddess dressing.

Recipe for Green Veggie Bowl with Green Goddess Dressing

‘Carrot Cake’ Smoothie Bowl

A healthy, delicious and filling breakfast or lunch bowl with all the flavours of a traditional carrot cake. Have your cake but in a healthy way, we’re in!

Recipe for ‘Carrot Cake’ Smoothie Bowl

More than just a Salad…

Edamame, Avocado and Noodle Salad with a Ginger, Soy & Chilli Dressing

This dish is idea as a healthy main meal all on its own, alternatively, it makes an excellent side for sticky Asian pork or chicken.

Recipe for Edamame Noodle Salad

Fattoush Salad

A classic Middle-Eastern salad that is packed with wholesome ingredients and flavour-flav. Scoop up all that salady goodness with crunchy low carb seed crackers.

Recipe for Fattoush Salad

Mint, Lemon & Olive Oil Marinated Zucchini Salad

This salad is so easy to put together and is full of healthy goodness from the raw veggies, seeds and extra virgin olive oil.

Recipe for Mint, Lemon & Olive Oil Marinated Zucchini Salad

Quinoa Salad with Mint and Lime

A super easy to prepare and zesty salad that makes a great side to a variety of dishes, or as a veggie main on its own.

Quinoa Salad with Mint and Lime

Healthy Eating Asian Steak Salad
Healthy Eating Smoked Salmon Watercress & Mustard Terrine With Sesame Green Beans

Asian Steak Salad

If you mention salad as a meal to a hungry man, he may go running in the opposite direction, but not with this beefed-up version. With punchy Asian flavours and plenty of fresh veggies, it’s a surefire win.

Recipe for Asian Steak Salad

Smoked Salmon, Watercress & Mustard Terrine with Sesame Green Beans

Smoked salmon is full of flavour and is rich in healthy fats. This recipe for a layered terrine is a creative way of serving it.

Recipe for Smoked Salmon, Watercress & Mustard Terrine

Healthy Eating Summer Beetroot Salad With A herby Pesto Dressing
Healthy Eating Grilled Trout Medley Lemony Greens With Poached Egg

Summer Beetroot Salad with a Herby Dressing

Baby beets are packed with flavour and are little nutrient bombs. They are a great source of folate, manganese, potassium dietary fibre, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron and vitamin B6! Lightly dress with a herby dressing and serve with your favourite greens.

Recipe for Summer Beetroot Salad

Grilled Trout with Poached Egg & Green Beans

Getting a poached egg just right is essential to this dish, the creamy yolk makes the perfect sauce for this perfectly grilled piece of fish. The grilled trout is an excellent source of healthy fats.

Recipe for Grilled Trout with Poached Egg & Green Bean

Healthy Eating Angelfish with Grilled Asparagus & Roasted Garlic & Parsley Dressing
Healthy Eating Avocado Hummus

Angelfish with Grilled Asparagus & Roasted Garlic & Parsley Dressing

A beautiful, flavour-filled dish that makes use of a SASSI green-listed fish. It is an awesome fish to grill and stays moist and delicious.

Recipe for Angelfish with Grilled Asparagus & Roasted Garlic & Parsley Dressing

Avocado Oil Hummus

Make your hummus at home so that you know exactly what goes into it. Use avocado oil to make it even more nutritious. Serve with healthy crudite for a tasty snack. Note: if you find raw garlic to smelly to snack on during the day, try roasting your garlic beforehand, it adds a wonderful caramelised flavour and mellows out the sharpness.

Recipe for Avocado Oil Hummus

Healthy Eating watermelon and labneh salad
Healthy Eating Watermelon and bocconcini Salad


Nothing says summer in South Africa like watermelon. This salad is the perfect side to a braai and brings a fresh sweetness that complements grilled meats. This salad even works as a refreshing summer breakfast.

Recipe for Watermelon & Labneh Salad


This salad really is summer on a plate. Great for entertaining and so light and refreshing.

Recipe for Watermelon and Bocconcini Salad

Low Carb Recipes

Healthy Eating Zucchinin Noodles
Healthy Eating Baby Marrow Smoked Snoek Spinach Salad

Zucchini Noodles with Chicken, Feta & Kale Meatballs

Zucchini noodles, or ‘zoodles’ as they are known, make an excellent and light replacement for pasta in this dish. Serve with a lighter version of a regular meatball when you make with chicken mince and nutrient-dense kale.

Recipe for Zucchini with Chicken, Feta & Kale Meatballs

Marinated Baby Marrow with Smoked Snoek

This is an unusual way to serve a salad but makes a great idea for entertaining. The minty marinade coats the marrow and works really well with the snoek.

Recipe for Marinated Baby Marrow with Smoked Snoek

Creamy Egg Salad Lettuce Cups

Egg salad is always a win, but if you’re cutting carbs, it’s hard to find a vessel to carry the eggy goodness. Switch out your crackers for crispy lettuce cups (baby gem or cos lettuce work best) for a lovely light lunch.

Recipe for Creamy Egg Salad Lettuce Cups

Asparagus, Mozzarella and Parma Ham Parcels

It’s unbelievable how much flavour you can get from three great ingredients – it’s so worth spending a little time to make this delicious starter or light meal.

Recipe for Asparagus, Mozzarella and Parma Ham Parcels 

Healthy Eating Nutty Chocolate & Orange Pots
Healthy Eating Chocolate Avo Frozen Yoghurt

LCHF Nutty Chocolate Orange Pots

When a chocolate emergency hits, these tasty little pots with a zing of citrusy orange will curb the craving. Low carb and every mouthful is a dream.

Recipe for LCHF Nutty Chocolate Orange Pots

LCHF Choc Avo Frozen Yoghurt with Nut Crumble and Raspberries

Got a hankering for something cold and icy? This creamy avo and chocolate frozen yoghurt is a total win, serve with fresh fruit and a crunchy nut crumble.

Recipe for LCHF Choc Avo Frozen Yoghurt

For more healthy recipe inspiration click here. Also, see our round-up of healthy snacks.

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