Summer Lunch Ideas That’ll Brighten Your Day

This recipe features fresh corn, tomatoes, and basil. Plastic wrap or lemon juice prevent salad from browning.

Shrimp pesto salad

I made slow-cooker chicken Caesar wraps for our daughter, who loves Caesar salads, then for our extended family on vacation. It's perfect for days when you'd rather be outside than cooking.

Chicken Caesar Wraps

Sriracha fan inspired this dish. Before grilling, boil brats in beer to reduce fat and add flavour, or spread garlic butter on toasted buns.

Sriracha-mayo brats

What's not to love about a restaurant-quality, marinara-topped burger? Basil adds flavour.

Burgers with Parmesan

Four gardens, including one for herbs, give me a wide variety of produce. I made this summer appetiser pizza with garden produce.

Grilled Veggie Pizza

This po'boy twist adds flavour and veggies while reducing fat and calories. Grill shrimp for smoked flavour. Open-faced on a baguette half reduces carbs.

Pineapple slaw shrimp po'boys

This salad is quick and summery. Adding granola gives it crunch. Our favourite granolas aren't too sweet and have lots of nuts.

Nectarine, avocado, and chicken salad

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