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15+ Dietitian-Approved Budget-Friendly Mediterranean Diet Dinner Recipes for Summer

25+ Diabetes-Friendly Summer Dinner Recipes

I love all seasons, but summer is hard to beat. The weather is warm, my garden is blooming and there is an abundance of seasonal produce to choose from. I enjoy the asparagus, fresh vegetables and radishes until they give way to tomatoes, zucchini and cucumber. And there are few simple pleasures that match eating a fresh ear of corn (which is also a great affordable side). I turn to recipes like Caprese Turkey Burgers and Sesame Kohlrabi & Chicken Salad time and time again because they give me creative and delicious ways to use some of my favorite summer veggies while staying within my budget. Not to mention the staple foods in the Mediterranean diet, such as fresh produce, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Diners like this show that following the healthiest diet can be accessible no matter your budget or taste preferences. Whether you feel a pull on the grill (like me) or daydream about a casserole chock-full of veggies, there’s something for you on this list. For more budget-friendly cooking tips, recipes and more for beginners, check out Thrifty.