34 Best Dinner Ideas for Easy Summer Meal Prep (6 ingredients or less)

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If you’re looking for easy summer meal prep ideas to make busy weeknights easier, you’ll love this list of healthy meals that are perfect to enjoy on a hot summer night.

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Summer is a great time to simplify your routines. Cooking up a main dish with few ingredients is a great way to create easy meals when the warmer weather leaves you with a low energy level after a scorching hot day!

These are some of the best summer dinner ideas to include in your weekly meal prep. These meal prep recipes include light and summery ingredients like lime juice, black beans, chicken breast, and fresh mozzarella cheese.

You can’t go wrong with these summer recipes! They are the perfect way to welcome warmer months, and still get dinner on the table in less time. Double your recipe and have extra for the next night, or to take for your work lunches.

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Why You’ll Love These Easy Summer Dinner Ideas

  • These simple recipes use summer veggies like cherry tomatoes, green beans, and baby spinach to create healthy recipes to enjoy on a hot summer day.
  • Using seasonal ingredients and fresh seasonal produce means these delicious recipes will also be affordable at the grocery store!
  • The last thing you want to do during the hot summer months, is spend hours in the kitchen on complicated meals, but these light summer meals all use less than 6 fresh ingredients.

Easy Dinner Ideas for Summer Meal Prep

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  1. Thanks so much for including my pasta al limone in this collection. So many great summer meal ideas, I’m going to pin and share this round up! All the best from Italy!


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