20 Healthy Recipes for Late Summer Produce


Happy Meatless Monday! Can you believe that it’s halfway through August?! That means that fall is fast approaching and summer will be coming to a close soon.  While I am all for everything pumpkin, apples and spiced, there’s still a few weeks left to enjoy the fresh produce that’s still in season now!

So, in the spirit of late summer and Meatless Monday, I am sharing 20 healthy (and totally meatless) recipes you can make with late summer produce. 

20 Healthy Recipes for Late Summer Produce

20 Healthy Meatless and Gluten Free Recipes for Late Summer Produce

While these recipes certainly aren’t all inclusive of what might still be in season, you will find a little bit of everything from avocado to watercress all listed in alphabetical order!

Avocado & Strawberry Fields Salad

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Have some extra avocado hanging around? Throw it into a salad with other seasonal fruits for a satisfying lunch or light dinner! Find the recipe for this Strawberry Fields Salad with seasonal avocado here.

Avocado Fries with Honey Lime Dipping Sauce

Avocado Fries with Honey Lime Dipping Sauce

Yes I said avocado fries and yes, they are amazing.  Get the recipe for these spicy baked Avocado Fries with Honey Lime Dipping Sauce here. 

Blackberry Smoothie

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Frozen blackberries in the freezer? Kick start your morning with this vegan Nuts & Berries smoothie

Blueberry & Mint Hydration Popsicles

Blueberry Mint Hydration Popsicles made with electrolytes. Perfect way to cool down post run and beat the heat!

Picked too many bushels of blueberries? These Blueberry & Mint Hydration Popsicles are a great way to use them up and cool off at the same time.

Blueberry & Zucchini Waffles

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Alternatively, you can also top these gluten free zucchini waffles with some fresh blueberries too! Get the recipe for these Blueberry & Zucchini Waffles here. 

Carrots & Asparagus Gremolata 

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What better way to enjoy seasonal carrots than roasted along with asparagus? Be sure to save the carrot greens- they’re perfect all chopped up and served on top these seasonal favorites.  Find the recipe for these Roasted Carrots & Asparagus Carrot Greens Gremolata here

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Cherry Recovery Bites

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Pie might automatically come to mind when you think cherries but they’re also great for recovery especially when they’re wedged in the middle of these Macadamia, Cacao and Cherry Recovery Bites!

Corn with Cilantro Lime Butter

Grilled Corn with Cilantro-Lime Butter {Dairy Free} via @FitFoodieMama

You don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t tried grilled corn, especially when it’s topped with dairy free cilantro lime butter! Grab that recipe here

Cucumber & Shredded Romaine Salad

Mediterranean Shredded Romaine and Cucumber Salad- full of herbs like dill, mint and parsley it's super flavorful and easy to whip up for lunch or for a weeknight dinner. It's gluten free, vegan and delicious!

Shredded cucumber mixed in with crispy romaine leaves and fresh herbs really make this Mediterranean Shredded Romaine & Cucumber Salad scream summertime. 

Cucumber & Dill Tzatziki Dip 

Dairy Free Cucumber & Dill Tzatziki Sauce with Grilled Gluten Free Pita Bread! Perfect dip for a summer party or even to top burgers and meatballs with!

You can also get creative and make this dairy free Cucumber & Dill Tzatziki Dip– perfect for a party or just for snacking!

Fresh Basil & Lemon Zoodles

Need a Meatless Monday meal? Try this easy Lemon Basil Zoodle recipe! It's so healthy and delicious you'll want to make it every day of the week! {gluten free, vegan, meatless, dairy free, allergy friendly, soy free} TheFitFoodieMama.com

Spiralize the last of the zucchini and sauté it with some fresh basil and you’ve got yourself the perfect summer side dish for any entree! Find the recipe for these Easy Lemon Basil Zoodles here! 

Kale & Quinoa Salad

California Kale Salad {Vegan, Meatless, Gluten Free}

Kale salad is never out of season if you ask me! This Cali Kale & Quinoa Salad is topped with fresh tomatoes, golden raisins and lightly salted pistachios- perfect to throw together in a pinch and hearty enough to keep you full all afternoon.

Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding

Coconut Mango Chia Pudding {Gluten Free, Vegan}

You migh think that summertime fruits are all about the berries but mangoes also happen to be in season as well.  Give this Mango & Coconut Chia Pudding a try- it’s a great low carb, high protein breakfast option! 

Melon Immune Boosting Smoothie

Melon Immune Boosting Smoothie

Load up on your Vitamin C and your greens with this Melon Smoothie that helps give your immune system an extra boost against summer colds!

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Peaches a la Mode

Maple Balsamic Grilled Peaches A La Mode {gluten free, vegan, healthy dessert, dairy free} via @fitfoodiemama

Grill + peaches + ice cream = best dessert ever.  These Grilled Peaches a la Mode need to be on your “must try” list ASAP! :) 

Peaches & Cream on Toast

Honey Peaches Toast

Speaking of peaches, if you haven’t tried it with some vegan cream cheese and a drizzle of honey on gluten free toast then you’re totally missing out.  Find the recipe for this Honey & Hemp Peaches and Cream on Toast here.

Radish, Fennel & Asparagus Salad

Shaved Asparagus, Radish & Fennel Salad Recipe TheFitFoodieMama.com

Is it just me or do fresh veggies taste better when they’re shaved? Try this Shaved Radish, Fennel & Asparagus Salad for a fun alternative to traditional greens.

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry-Cheesecake

Depending on where you live strawberries may or may not be ripe for the picking anymore but if you have some frozen in the freezer then you most certainly need to whip up this vegan version of a Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

Tomato & Cucumber Salad

Lebanese Fattoush Salad

Give your traditional tomato and cucumber salad a makeover with this Lebanese version known as Fattoush.  It combines fresh herbs and a lemon dressing that takes this fresh Tomato & Cucumber Salad to the next level.

Watermelon, Cucumber and Blueberry Goat Cheese Bites

Easy Summertime Watermelon, Cucumber, Blueberry Goat Cheese & Mint Bites. Perfect and simple for a healthy summer appetizer for a party, picnic or barbecue. Find the recipe on TheFitFoodieMama.com

Savor the last few sweet weeks of summer with these Watermelon, Cucumber and Blueberry Goat Cheese Bites!

What is your favorite late summer recipe made with freshly picked fruits and veggies? Have one to share? Be sure to linkup with myself and Running On Happy

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This post is also linked up with Confessions of a Mother Runner and A Whisk and Two Wands for Meatless Monday.


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Annmarie is a self proclaimed foodie, avid long distance runner and functional fitness coach. A DVRT Master Trainer, HKC Instructor and food allergy sufferer, she writes about strength training for runners as well as shares allergy friendly recipes for busy athletes.   She is also the owner of Strength In Motion Studio, mother of two sassy sisters and wife to a chronically busy chiropractor.   Subscribe by email for updates to get the latest workouts, advice and recipes straight to your inbox!

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