The summer season might often mean eating a bit more than you would normally if you’re on vacation or at gatherings with hearty meals. While it is true that indulging one day won’t hurt, it is also important to make sure you continue to take care of your health and learn a few new, light and tasty recipes. From the GreenSuites Coffee Restaurant we’ve put together a few recipes to help you enjoy a more balanced diet. Take note of these dishes and discover how easy it is to take care of yourself in summer too!

Lemon Chicken with Aromatic Herbs

Without a doubt, tender, juicy chicken breasts marinated in lemon and flavoured with herbs are an ideal choice if you’re looking for a simple recipe to prepare. This quick cooking and simple recipe only requires you to marinated the meat in lemon juice with aromatic herbs to enhance all their flavour, and then cook them for a few minutes in the pan and voila! Accompany your seasoned chicken breast with any meal or side salad.

Cheese Plate

If you feel like preparing a light dinner that has a bit of personality and flavour and, furthermore, you cannot or don’t want to spend hours over the stove, we’ve got the perfect alternative: prepare a cheese board of different intensities, maturations and textures and conquer everyone’s palate. Almost a gastronomic riddle for the taste buds, the tasting of a cheese board can surprise you and offers a variety of combinations as varied as the preferences that may exist, from a range of white bread, wholemeal or with seeds to a touch of red fruit or bitter orange jams through different types of honeys. You won’t regret enjoying it!

Spanish Salmorejo with Toppings

Spanish salmorejo is a must in summer; especially when the temperatures rise. It is just the dish you want to have at any meal, both at lunchtime and at dinner, as it refreshes, hydrates and nourishes. What more could you ask for? Besides, if you want to prepare it at home, you don’t need a large amount of food, on the contrary, and all its ingredients are healthy and easy to acquire. We also recommend that you add toppings, as this will take your salmorejo from being a tasty dish to a spectacular dish. It all depends on taste, of course, but if you add ham cubes, finely chopped hard-boiled egg and a splash of extra virgin olive oil, you will surely discover its glory from the very first spoonful. What are you waiting for to try it?

Pan Fried Fish

Oily fish is highly recommended to be eaten at least 2 or 3 times a week. Its large amount of nutritional properties protect us against cardiovascular diseases and maintains a low-caloric balance in our body. Likewise, oily fish include a wide variety such as salmon, grouper, snapper or tuna and much more, so make sure to choose your favourite. Pan fried, oily fish maintain all of their flavour and make for a delicious meal.

Last but not least, remember that the most hydrating and refreshing drink out there is water – so don’t forget to drink it! Nutrition experts recommend at least 2 litres a day. The liquid will keep our physical body hydrated and in good shape, especially in the summer season. Make sure to keep a bottle of water within reach and drink it progressively throughout the day, you’ll notice a change!