Summer Dinner Recipes – 5 Budget Meal Planning Ideas for June
When the weather heats up, the last thing you want is to be spending hours in a hot kitchen! But with a little meal planning, you can produce an array of inspiring summer dinner recipes, as well as summer picnic recipes, summer dessert recipes and healthy breakfast recipes.
Make the most of simple chicken recipes
Instead of roasting one chicken, do two oven baked whole chickens at the same time – one lot of washing up, but a number of chicken leftover meals. This month, the chicken is roasted with a garlic, orange and rosemary rub. This can be oven roasted or cooked on the barbecue. There are three great recipes for leftovers: an updated version of Chicken a la King, with roasted red bell peppers and toasted almonds or a Chicken and Pasta Bake. Then there is a delectable Phyllo Triangles recipe filled with chicken and nuts. Still in barbecue mode, there is a great Chicken Kebabs Recipe.
Give Vegetable Salad Recipes a new spin
Get creative with salads and fresh seasonal produce. There are two spinach salad recipes: one a Spinach Salad with Feta, Beetroot and Toasted Almonds (with Basil Dressing) and the other is a Warm Spinach Salad with Slivered Lamb and Roasted Butternut. You need very little lamb steak for this recipe. Similarly, you need a small amount of steak for the refreshing Beef Stir Fry Recipe – the bulk of the recipe is made up with healthy vegetables, so it is light and nutritious.
Start the day with Healthy Breakfast Recipes
Start your day with a Raspberry Smoothie Recipe or a Corn Muffin Recipe (this is also great with a barbecue). For a more decadent breakfast, you could serve Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins.
Have some Summer Picnic Recipes up your sleeve
Again, Corn Muffins are ideal for a picnic. And what about Baked Scottish Eggs or Chicken Liver Pate? A Roast Vegetable Quiche or Meatball Sub Recipe? All are easily transported and make a change from the usual sandwiches.
Summer Dessert Recipes
What would summer be without ice-cream? And more specifically ice-cream by way of Cassata Cake? You can make the most of summer berries by incorporating raspberries in the Easy Apple Crisp Recipe. And, of course, there is an easy Fruit Salad Recipe.
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