Summertime meals should be easy and fresh, so we’ve compiled our favorite easy summer dinners that don’t require an oven (because no one needs the added heat in their life!) in a one-stop-shop for you!

4 easy summer dinners - Mediterranean Chickpea Salad, Grilled Lettuce Wrapped Burgers, Chipotle BBQ Brisket, and Fish Ceviche Ver

We’re all about keeping things in the kitchen fresh and cool during the summer months. First of all, your summer days should be spent adventuring, relaxing, and soaking up the sun, not stuck in the kitchen for hours on end! Also, if your house is anything like mine during these warm-weather (ok…HOT weather) months, keeping it cool enough to escape the heat when needed takes some intention – I’m talking, closing the door behind you when you go outside, turning all the ceiling fans to full-blast, and keeping the oven OFF! SO, without further ado, we give you our favorite easy summer dinners that won’t heat up your home!

No-Cook Dinners

These dinners are fresh, delicious, and require absolutely no cooking at all! If the no-cook meal you’re eyeing doesn’t include a protein (like the Mediterranean Chickpea Salad), feel free to add some simple grilled chicken in if you’d like! Alternatively, if you’d like a meatless spin on things, feel free to simply omit the meat OR swap it for a can of rinsed chickpeas!

thai chopped chicken salad ingredients: carrots, cucumber, bell pepper, cabbage, chicken, and cilantro in a large glass bowl on a marble surface

Summer Instant Pot Dinners

The Instant Pot is a thing of beauty, and these meals totally prove that! The Instant Pot allows you to get a hot dinner on the table in no time flat and without heating up your whole house!

tacos al passtor - easy summer dinners

Summer Slow Cooker Dinners

Much like the Instant Pot, the Slow Cooker allows you to have a warm meal without the heat that the oven brings. These dinners cook low and slow all day while you work and play!

These Turkey Teriyaki Meatballs are gluten free and Paleo, come together quickly

Easy Grill Recipes

In my book, the grill reigns supreme in the summertime cooking category! It’s SO easy (I promise you can do it!), requires very little cleanup, and can be done out back, right in the thick of the summertime fun! 

skewers of grilled beef and grilled shrimp on a sheet pan with a bowl of melted butter

Balanced Bites Meals

We LOVE keeping the freezer stocked with these convenient freezer meals. They make eating healthy super easy and require just a quick microwave trip in the microwave to reheat. Plus, the new Summer Menu looks *seriously* delicious:

an assortment of balanced bites frozen meals on a concrete surface

  • Teriyaki Chicken with Bok Choy & Coconut Cauli-rice
  • Chicken Tikka Masala with Cauli-rice & Cilantro Chutney
  • BBQ Pulled Pork with Grilled Zucchini & Smoky Sweet Potatoes
  • BBQ Beef & Bacon Burgers with Grilled Veggies & Potatoes
  • Italian Style Stuffed Bell Peppers over Cauliflower Rice

Use code FEDANDFIT for $15 off your first order, plus get a free meal with your order now through 7/25/20!

We hope you work your way through this list and enjoy some seriously delicious, refreshing meals this summer!

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