15 Lazy Summer Dinner IdeasArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
When the weather gets hot and humid, the last thing you want to do is spend hours cooking a meal. But don’t worry, you don’t have to settle for cold dishes or takeout. Nutrisystem offers a solution that allows you to stay cool, enjoy the summer and even lose weight! Our menu includes 15 easy and satisfying summer dinners, featuring classic comfort foods, exciting ethnic cuisine, and light yet filling entrees. These meals are not only delicious but also perfect for lazy days as they require minimal preparation and won’t heat up your kitchen.
Say goodbye to the hassle of cooking and hello to a summer full of flavor and wellness with Nutrisystem! Stock up on these lazy summer dinner ideas for easy eating all season long.
1. Grain-Crusted Pollock With Vegetables
Alaskan pollock is a flaky white fish with mild flavor and lots of lean protein. In this lazy summer dinner, we coat the pollock with a flavorful blend of grains, creating a delightful crispy texture on the outside while keeping the fish tender inside. This satisfying meal is complemented by a side of nutritious broccoli, carrots and roasted red potatoes, making it a complete and hassle-free option for your dinner.
2. Chicken and Grain Bowl
Need a simple and satisfying meal? Discover the joy of a complete and delicious meal in one bowl! This delightful summer dinner is packed with tender chicken breast, nutritious veggies like carrots, corn and broccoli, plus fiber-rich beans and flavorful rice. And don’t miss out on the zingy lime dressing, which gives every spoonful a punch of flavor.
3. BBQ Seasoned Chicken
Indulge in the delightful flavors of a summertime barbecue while staying on track with your weight loss journey. Our dinner option features juicy white meat chicken, paired with crisp green bell peppers, generously coated in a mouthwatering sweet and tangy BBQ sauce. Experience the irresistible aroma of this perfectly cooked chicken, which can be enjoyed conveniently using a microwave. Embrace the taste of summer with our BBQ chicken dish, designed to satisfy your cravings and support your weight loss goals.
4. Mediterranean Flatbread
Craving a taste of the Mediterranean coast? Whip up a mouthwatering flatbread masterpiece in minutes, right in your own kitchen! Dive into layers of juicy tomatoes, creamy feta cheese, and savory black olives. Get creative and customize with nutritious veggies—peppers, mushrooms, onions, you name it! No need for a passport, just pure culinary bliss. Experience the flavors that transport you with this easy recipe.
5. Asian-Style Salmon With Pasta
6. Chicken Bianca Pizza
7. Bourbon-Style Chicken
Here’s a hearty meal you can make in minutes that’s loaded with flavor and protein. This Bourbon-Style Chicken starts with chunks of seasoned chicken breast, which are accompanied by roasted potatoes, plump mushrooms and crisp green beans. The sweet and tangy bourbon sauce gives it all a festive flair.
8. Lemon Caper Chicken
Lemons add a bright, sunny flavor to so many dishes. They are the star in our version of this classic Italian dinner. Strips of char-grilled chicken breast, along with mushrooms and peas, are served over linguine pasta. The lemon caper sauce tastes rich, but is just right for your weight loss plan.
9. Mac and Cheese with Turkey Sausage
Mac and cheese is a happy meal in any season. We give it a boost of flavor and protein by adding some of our turkey sausage. The zesty sausage blends with the creamy cheddar cheese sauce to light up your tastebuds. Even better, there’s no need to heat up your kitchen; this dish is ready for you to enjoy in less than five minutes.
10. Chicken Enchilada
We’ve made this classic Tex-Mex dish so you get everything you love about it while you are losing weight. A corn tortilla is stuffed with chicken breast chunks and a zesty trio of onions, peppers and tomatoes. Real sour cream and melted cheddar cheese are the authentic finishing touch, while a side of seasoned rice completes the meal.
11. Chipotle Chicken and Bacon Flatbread
Indulge in a flavorful fiesta with our deliciously indulgent flatbread! Made with our signature quinoa crust, this Southwest-inspired delight is loaded with mouthwatering toppings like grilled chicken, crispy bacon, ripe tomatoes and fresh cilantro. And let’s not forget about the generous amount of ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese! This scrumptious flatbread is so good, it might just become your new favorite personal pizza replacement. Give it a try today and treat your taste buds to a burst of savory goodness!
12. Meatloaf Sandwich
Every appetite, no matter how big, will be satisfied by this hearty sandwich. It starts with a thick meatloaf patty that’s seasoned with peppers, onions and spices, then it’s chargrilled for maximum flavor. A whole grain bun adds fiber and makes it easy to enjoy this meal wherever you are.
13. Classic Tuna Salad
You can’t find a simpler and more satisfying meal than this ready-to-eat tuna salad. We make it just like your favorite deli does, mixing the light tuna with plenty of mayonnaise plus onions, pickles and spices. You can eat it right out of the handy pouch, on a whole-grain roll, with crackers or over a mixed green salad.
14. Red Pepper Chicken And Pasta Sauté
Get ready to cook up a stir-fry with a protein-packed twist! Our mouth-watering dinner features a delightful combination of cavatappi pasta, juicy char-grilled chicken breast, flavorful grilled red bell peppers and tender asparagus. All tossed in our delectable roasted red pepper sauce, this dish is a perfect blend of richness and robustness.
15. Peanut Butter Berry Bar
Don’t let hunger get in your way, no matter where you are this summer! Grab this super convenient, mouthwatering bar bursting with delicious flavors. Packed with peanuts, it also features the irresistible combination of sweet strawberries and tangy cranberries. It’s the perfect on-the-go snack that will keep you energized and satisfied throughout your day!