8 Swimsuit Friendly Recipes

1. Excited for summer grilling but not necessarily the calories that come with? Grill up Fabio Viviani’s Grilled Halibut recipe. It’s simple and guilt-free.

2. Yes, you can have pasta and be healthy. Try Maria Duenas Jacobs’ Broccoli Pasta, and sub out the fusilli for whole wheat fusilli, quinoa fusilli, farro fusilli…you get the gist…

3. If it’s good enough for Diane von Furstenberg, it’s good enough for us. Try DVF’s private chef Jane Coxwell’s Tuna with Udon Noodles. Asian, appetizing and sure to keep things trim.

4. There is a reason the Northern Spy Food Co. Kale Salad is an New York City kale favorite (and NYC is a tough town when it comes to kale). Healthy and delicious, that’s what we like to hear…

5. Marcus Samuelsson’s Barley Salad is good for on the side, as a main, or as a healthy leftover you can snack on for days and days. Barley and bikinis…the dynamic duo.

6. We all know the feeling. You want to dip something into something but you’re trying to have a healthy week (aka staying away from guacamole, chip dips, tapenades, etc). Try Susan Feniger’s Tuna Ceviche, it will keep you light on your toes, and you can dip all you want with any healthy kind of cracker or chip.

7. It’s gazpacho season. What’s a better light, refreshing lunch than the cold soup we all love in the warm weather? Here’s a Tomato Gazpacho from Joe Zee sans cream…

8. Amanda Freitag’s Organic Cucumber Salad is one of our go-tos this summer. BBQ’s, power lunches, dinner parties…this adaptable dish works in any scenario.