7 Pool Party Recipes
Stay cool by the pool
Too hot for a barbecue? Invite everyone over for a cool dip in the pool and make these 7 refreshing and healthy recipes.
Minty Iced Green Tea
There’s nothing better than kicking back with a tall glass of iced tea on a hot summer day. Make a big pitcher of this drink and enjoy minty flavor—plus plenty of antioxidants.
Ingredients: Fresh mint leaves, green tea bags, ice, honey or agave, fresh lavender leaves (optional)
Calories: 5 (more if you add honey)
Try this recipe: Minty Iced Green Tea
Crunchy Zucchini Rounds With Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Zucchini is a delicious summer veggie, but top it with sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese, and it’s truly divine. You’ll get fiber, protein, and even a bit of calcium in these bite-size appetizers.
Ingredients: Zucchini, salt, black pepper, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, fresh chives, extra-virgin olive oil
Try this recipe: Crunchy Zucchini Rounds With Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Goat Cheese
Spiced Black Bean Hummus and Marinated Peaches
This zesty hummus is sure to satisfy your need to munch. Plus it adds in a bit of creamy avocado—which has plenty of heart-healthy fats—and still keeps the calorie count under 250.
Ingredients: Black beans, garlic, tahini, olive oil, Sriracha chile sauce, lemon, sea salt, avocado, parsley, peach, baked pita chips
Try this recipe: Spiced Black Bean Hummus and Marinated Peaches
Chive-Parmesan Potato Chips
Get all the savory goodness and only half the fat of regular potato chips with these crunchy homemade snacks. They’re great on their own or dipped in a fresh corn salsa.
Ingredients: Baking potato, olive oil, fresh Parmesan cheese, fresh chives, salt, cooking spray
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Prosciutto-Wrapped Basil Shrimp
These 100-calorie appetizers are perfect for nibbling while socializing. They’re small, but packed with savory flavors and a subtle burst of citrus. Stick them on skewers with grape tomatoes for a special treat.
Ingredients: Shrimp, basil, olive oil, lemon, kosher salt, red pepper, black pepper, prosciutto, cooking spray
Try this recipe: Prosciutto-Wrapped Basil Shrimp
Chicken Souvlaki With Tzatziki Sauce
The fresh-tasting combination of lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil makes this a delicious Greek recipe. It’s low in fat and rich in filling protein. Serve it with a Greek salad of chunked tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and feta cheese for a complete meal.
Ingredients: Lemons, oregano, olive oil, salt, garlic, chicken breasts, zucchini, cooking spray, cucumber, plain low-fat yogurt
Try this recipe: Chicken Souvlaki With Tzatziki Sauce
No summer event could be complete without a little ice cream. These perfectly proportioned serving sizes ensure that you’re getting just the right amount of sweets without ruining your bikini bod.
Ingredients: Miniature dark-chocolate chips, waffle cookies, light strawberry ice cream
Try this recipe: Strawberry Waffle Wich