Fit Queen Summer Eats: 5 Quick & Easy Recipes for Beach Bod Bliss  (without the sacrifice!)

Fit Queen Summer Eats: 5 Quick & Easy Recipes for Beach Bod Bliss (without the sacrifice!)

Hey Fit Queens the count down is on! The sun's coming out and it's time to get ready to enjoy summer—but not without staying on track with our health goals! This is your fitness guide, ready to keep it simple and delicious this season.

We're skipping the long hours in the kitchen; I've got you covered with quick, mouth-watering recipes that pack a nutritional punch. They're perfect for keeping your energy up and crafting that sleek summer silhouette. Say goodbye to complex meal plans and hello to tasty, easy-to-prep dishes that fit perfectly into your busy, sun-soaked days. Let's start this flavorful journey together!

Power Protein Bowl: Fuel Your Fitness with Quinoa, Grilled Chicken, and Summer Vegetables

Power Protein Bowl: Fuel Your Fitness

Kickstart your day with this protein-packed bowl, perfect for building and maintaining muscle!


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa or brown rice (rinsed before cooking)
  • 4 oz grilled chicken breast, baked tofu, grilled fish, shrimp, or tempeh (cubed)
  • 1 cup chopped summer vegetables (bell peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes)
  • Light and flavorful dressing (optional, see suggestion below)
  • Fresh herbs (optional, for garnish)


  1. Cook your base: In a pot, follow package instructions to cook your chosen grain (quinoa or brown rice). While the grain cooks, prepare the protein and vegetables.
  2. Cook your protein: Grill, bake, or pan-fry your chosen protein source (chicken, tofu, fish, etc.) according to its specific needs. Aim for a lean and flavorful preparation.
  3. Roast or saute the veggies: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C) or heat a pan with a drizzle of olive oil over medium heat. Toss chopped vegetables with a pinch of salt and pepper. Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or saute in the pan until tender-crisp.
  4. Assemble your bowl: Divide cooked grains between two bowls. Top with cooked protein, roasted/sauted vegetables, and a drizzle of your favorite light dressing (see suggestion below).
  5. Dress it up (optional): For a simple vinaigrette dressing, whisk together 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, a pinch of salt, and pepper to taste. You can also use a store-bought light vinaigrette or experiment with different flavors.
  6. Garnish and enjoy! Top your bowl with fresh chopped herbs like parsley or cilantro for an extra pop of flavor and nutrients. Dig in and enjoy this delicious and energizing meal!


  • Prep cooked grains and protein in advance for a quick and easy assembly. This is a great meal prep option!
  • Feel free to customize this recipe with your favorite vegetables and protein sources.
  • Leftover roasted vegetables can be used in salads, wraps, or other dishes.
Thai Chicken Veggie Wraps


Thai Chicken Veggie Wraps: A Flavorful & Portable Lunch

These Thai Chicken Veggie Wraps are a flavorful and convenient lunch option that's perfect for busy summer days. Packed with protein and fresh vegetables, they'll keep you satisfied and energized all afternoon.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (grilled, baked, or poached)
  • 1 cup chopped mixed vegetables (bell peppers, carrots, sugar snap peas, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 large whole-wheat tortillas
  • For the Peanut Sauce:
    • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low-sodium preferred)
    • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon honey
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1 teaspoon Sriracha (adjust for desired spice level)
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon water (optional, to thin the sauce)


  1. Cook the chicken: If not already cooked, grill, bake, or poach your chicken breasts. Once cooked, shred or thinly slice the chicken.
  2. Prepare the vegetables: Wash and chop your desired vegetables.
  3. Make the peanut sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, honey, lime juice, Sriracha, garlic, and water (if using) until smooth and creamy. Adjust the seasonings to your taste.
  4. Assemble the wraps: Spread a thin layer of peanut sauce on each warmed whole-wheat tortilla. Top with shredded chicken, chopped vegetables, and fresh cilantro.
  5. Wrap it up: Fold the bottom of the tortilla up and over the filling. Then, fold in the sides, and roll up tightly to secure the filling.
  6. Serve and enjoy! Slice the wraps in half for easier eating and enjoy this flavorful and satisfying lunch.


  • For added protein, add chopped cooked shrimp or tofu to the wraps.
  • Feel free to use different types of vegetables based on your preference.
  • You can adjust the spiciness of the peanut sauce by adding more or less Sriracha.
  • Leftover wraps can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

This Thai Chicken Veggie Wrap recipe is a healthy and delicious addition to your summer meal plan because it's:

  • Quick and easy: Takes only 15-20 minutes to prepare.
  • Portable: Perfect for taking on-the-go for lunch or a quick snack.
  • Customizable: You can adjust the ingredients to your liking.
  • Nutrient-rich: Packed with protein, vegetables, and healthy fats.


    Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwiches: A High-Protein Vegetarian Lunch

    Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwiches: A Protein Powerhouse

    Looking for a vegetarian option that's both satisfying and delicious? Look no further than these Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Sandwiches! Packed with protein and vibrant flavors, they're a perfect lunch option to fuel your summer adventures.


    • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
    • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional)
    • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 4 slices whole-wheat bread (toasted, optional)
    • Lettuce leaves (optional)


    1. Mash the chickpeas: In a medium bowl, mash about half of the chickpeas with a fork. Leave the remaining chickpeas whole for added texture.
    2. Combine the flavors: Add the olive oil, red onion, celery, feta cheese (if using), parsley, mint, lemon juice, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper to the chickpeas. Stir gently to combine.
    3. Assemble the sandwiches: Spread the chickpea salad on toasted or untoasted whole-wheat bread slices. Top with lettuce leaves, if desired.
    4. Enjoy! These flavorful chickpea salad sandwiches can be served immediately or wrapped tightly and stored in the refrigerator for a grab-and-go lunch.


    • For a creamier texture, mash all of the chickpeas.
    • Add chopped sun-dried tomatoes or chopped kalamata olives for extra flavor and Mediterranean flair.
    • Serve the chickpea salad on lettuce wraps for a gluten-free option.
    • Leftover chickpea salad can be enjoyed on crackers or crudités.


    Lemon Garlic Salmon: Perfectly Baked and Pan-Seared Fillets

    Lemon Garlic Salmon (Baked or Pan-Seared)

    This simple recipe lets the natural flavors of the salmon shine through, with a bright and zesty kick from lemon and garlic. It's perfect for a quick and easy weeknight meal, and can be prepared in either the oven or a pan.


    • 2 salmon fillets (about 6 ounces each), skin-on (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


    For Baking:

    1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
    2. Prep the salmon: Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels. Season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
    3. Create the lemon-garlic topping: In a small bowl, combine minced garlic, lemon juice, and oregano.
    4. Place the salmon on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle the salmon fillets with olive oil and top with the lemon-garlic mixture.
    5. Bake: Bake the salmon for 12-15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).

    For Pan-Searing:

    1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
    2. Season the salmon: Pat the salmon fillets dry with paper towels and season generously with salt and pepper on both sides.
    3. Sear the salmon: Carefully place the salmon fillets, skin-side down (if using skin-on salmon), in the hot skillet. Sear for 3-4 minutes, or until the skin is crispy (if using).
    4. Add the lemon-garlic mixture: Flip the salmon and add the lemon-garlic mixture to the pan. Tilt the pan to spoon the sauce over the salmon while it cooks.
    5. Cook to finish: Continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork and reaches an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C).


    • If you prefer a thicker lemon-garlic sauce, you can simmer the mixture in a small saucepan for a few minutes until it reduces slightly before adding it to the pan with the salmon.
    • For a more intense lemon flavor, use the zest of one lemon in addition to the lemon juice.
    • Serve the salmon with roasted vegetables, rice, or quinoa for a complete meal.


    Summer Berry Overnight Oats: A Refreshing Make-Ahead Breakfast

    Summer Berry Overnight Oats: A Refreshing Make-Ahead Breakfast

    Escape the morning heat with a cool and refreshing breakfast! Summer Berry Overnight Oats are a breeze to prepare the night before, leaving you with a delicious and nutritious meal to grab and go.


    • 1/2 cup rolled oats
    • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other milk of choice)
    • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (optional)
    • 1/4 cup honey or maple syrup (or to taste)
    • 1 cup fresh or frozen summer berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, etc.)
    • For garnish (optional):
      • Fresh mint leaves
      • Additional berries
      • Sliced almonds


    1. Layer in a jar: In a mason jar or other sealable container, combine the rolled oats, almond milk, Greek yogurt (if using), chia seeds (if using), and honey or maple syrup. Stir gently to combine.
    2. Add the berries: Gently fold in the fresh or frozen berries.
    3. Refrigerate overnight: Secure the lid on the jar and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or ideally overnight. The oats will soften and absorb the flavors of the milk and yogurt.
    4. Enjoy in the morning: Give the oats a quick stir before digging in. Top with fresh mint leaves, additional berries, sliced almonds, or your favorite toppings for an extra burst of flavor and texture.


    • Feel free to adjust the amount of sweetener to your taste preference.
    • For a thicker consistency, use less milk. For a thinner consistency, use more milk.
    • You can experiment with different types of milk, such as coconut milk or oat milk.
    • Substitute chia seeds with ground flaxseed for added fiber.
    • Leftover overnight oats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

    There you have it, Fit Queens! These five recipes are your secret weapons for staying on track with your fitness goals and get ready for the summer. They're all about fresh, flavorful ingredients that come together quickly and easily, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time soaking up the sunshine. Remember, healthy eating doesn't have to be complicated or bland. With a little creativity and these recipes as inspiration, you can whip up delicious meals that will fuel your body and keep you feeling your best all summer long.

    Here are some additional tips for a fit and fabulous summer:

    • Stay hydrated: Don't forget to drink plenty of water throughout the day, especially during hot weather.
    • Plan your meals: Having a plan in place can help you avoid unhealthy choices when you're short on time.
    • Get moving: Exercise is essential for overall health and fitness. Find activities you enjoy, whether it's hitting the gym, swimming, or taking a brisk walk outdoors.
    • Make it fun! Don't deprive yourself – enjoy your favorite summer treats in moderation. A balanced approach is key to a healthy lifestyle.

    Now go forth, Fit Queens, and conquer summer with confidence!


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