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If you’re from a cold-weather state, you’re probably saying, “Goodbye Old Man Winter and hello sunny days!” We’re ready to […]

Asian Cucumber Salad

If you’re from a cold-weather state, you’re probably saying, “Goodbye Old Man Winter and hello sunny days!”

We’re ready to get outside, enjoy backyard BBQs with family and friends and relax by the lake.

Here are 12 healthy recipes to kick-start the good weather and grilling season in a big way. Hopefully you will find inspiration to embrace the flavors of the season while eating healthy.

  1. Asian Cucumber Salad
  2. Farmer’s Market Vegetable Salad
  3. Asparagus, Tomato and Feta Salad
  4. Grilled Portabella Mushroom Burgers
  5. Beef & Veggie Summer Sliders
  6. Chicken Caesar Grill-Fired Pizza
  7. Cauliflower BBQ Wings
  8. Grilled Summer Squash
  9. Toasted Sesame Slaw
  10. Energizing Iced Tea
  11. Iced Caramel Macchiato
  12. MIxed Fruit Punch

Salads

Now that the sun is shining and warm temps are upon us, it’s time to crave creative selections of fresh vegetables.

Springtime means salad time, which is a great opportunity to enjoy a fresh, light and healthier meal jam-packed with flavor, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

If you think salads are “boring” and lack flavor and fun, it’s time to turn over a new leaf! Make your salads more than ‘just a salad’ with these fresh and flavorful salad ideas!

Asian Cucumber Salad

Asian Cucumber Salad

If you love cucumbers, you're going to love this Asian-inspired salad that's a perfect side for your next springtime get-together.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian

Equipment

  • Sharp Knife

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ – ½ cup Profile Zesty Asian Vinaigrette
  • 4 cups Very thinly sliced seedless cucumbers (or mini cucumbers)
  • ¼ cup Finely sliced red onion
  • ¼ cup Finely diced red pepper
  • 1 tsp Sesame seeds

Instructions
 

  • Add very thinly sliced cucumber, red onion, red pepper, and sesame seeds to a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  • Add dressing and toss to mix everything. Serve immediately or cover and let sit in the refrigerator for an hour to let all the flavors meld.

Notes

Profile Exchange: 2 cups vegetables, 1 free food

Get the dressing from this recipe! 
Profile Zesty Asian Vinaigrette

Keyword Profile Salads
Farmers Market Vegetable Salad

Farmers Market Vegetable Salad

Enjoy the fresh flavors of summer anytime with this produce-packed dish that is a crowd-favorite. A Profile-friendly salad with our Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Profile

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ – ½ cup Profile Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
  • ½ cup canned green beans drained and rinsed, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ cup canned corn drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup canned diced tomatoes drained
  • ½ cup finely diced red onion
  • ½ cup assorted color bell peppers diced
  • 1 medium carrot diced
  • 1 small cucumber chopped
  • 1/3 cup olives halved
  • ½ cup crumbled or chopped feta cheese

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

Notes

Profile Exchange: 1 cup vegetables, 1 flex food, 1 fat
Get the dressing in our new online store!
Keyword Potato Salad, Profile Balsamic Vinaigrette, Profile Friendly Salad, Profile Salads, Profile-Friendly Recipes
Asparagus Tomato & Feta Salad

Asparagus, Tomato and Feta Salad

Sink your teeth into this light, healthy and delicious Profile-approved Greek salad.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Large Pot
  • Medium Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • ½  cup Profile Rosemary Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 2 lbs. Fresh asparagus, tough ends trimmed, diced into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 (10.5oz.) Package grape tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup Feta cheese
  • ¼ cup Chopped walnuts

Instructions
 

  • Large pot of water
  • Asparagus to boiling water. Boil until tender crisp
  • Medium mixing bowl with ice and water
  • And transfer asparagus to ice water, let rest about 10 seconds then drain.
  • Asparagus to a bowl with tomatoes and walnuts
  • Profile Balsamic Vinaigrette over top and toss lightly.
  • Feta cheese and toss again lightly.

Notes

Profile Exchange: 2 cups vegetables, 2 fats, 1 free food

Buy the Profile Balsamic Vinaigrette for this recipe: 

 
Keyword Profile Salads, Profile-approved

Grillables

We all know that the grill is the heart of any spring or summer backyard get together. So what healthy spring recipe guide would be complete without the grillables?

And by grillables we don’t necessarily mean steak and pork chops!

We’ve compiled a few healthy options for the grill from mushroom burgers to grilled pizza. But don’t worry, we included a hamburger recipe for good measure.

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Burger

Grilled Portabella Mushroom Burgers

Cut the cholesterol and savor the flavor of this vegetarian alternative to the hamburger. Balsamic marinade gives it a meaty taste that even a meat eater will enjoy!

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lg. Portabella Mushroom caps washed, dried and gills removed
  • 1 tsp. Profile Rosemary Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 Clove Garlic minced
  • 2 tsp. Olive Oil

Instructions
 

  • Marinate portabella caps in balsamic vinegar, oil, and garlic for 30 minutes.
  • Grill mushrooms until hot and have nice char marks. Set aside to keep warm.
  • To Serve place one mushroom on top of each Profile Burger Bun and serve with assorted toppings; tomato, spinach, grilled onions, salsa, Profile Cesar Dressing and dill pickles.

Notes

Profile Exchange: One mushroom: 1 fat serving and 1 cup of vegetables
 
Purchase the dressing from our online store!
Beef & Veggie Summer Sliders

Beef & Veggie Summer Sliders

If you ask me, everything tastes better grilled. Steaks, burgers, fish, veggies, fruit (yes, I said fruit)- it’s all delicious!
As a mom to a picky eater, this recipe is one of my favorite ways to add extra veggies into my family’s diet. Although not all of my attempts to disguise veggies are successful, this one was! My family had no idea that their yummy sliders were loaded with nutrient dense veggies. And that, my friends, is what we call #winning.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American

Equipment

  • grill

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 head cauliflower
  • 1/2 Cup mushrooms
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1/4 Cup fresh parsley
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp Mrs. Dash Seasoning

Instructions
 

  • Preheat grill. It should reach 300° – 350° before use.
  • In a food processor, combine cauliflower, mushrooms, onion and parsley. Pulse until all veggies are finely chopped.
  • In a medium bowl, mix vegetables with ground beef, egg and seasoning. Combine evenly and form into patties.
  • Place on the grill and cook until internal cooking temperature has reached your desired level of doneness. For medium 160° and for well done 170°.
  • Add toppings and condiments of choice and serve on a whole grain bun.
Keyword Profile Grilling
Chicken Caesar Grill-Fired Pizza

Chicken Caesar Grill-Fired Pizza

Delicious, nutritious and ready in 15 minutes. This chicken caesar grill-fired pizza recipe is perfect for spring and summer grilling.
Course Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, Profile

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Profile Pizza Crust
  • 2 Tbsp Profile Parmesan Caesar Dressing
  • Handful of cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 oz shaved parmesan cheese fresh
  • Handful of fresh basil torn or chopped
  • 2 oz shredded rotisserie chicken cooked
  • Olive oil for grate

Instructions
 

  • Heat grill to high. Brush grate with oil using an old towel (sprayed or dripped in oil) and tongs to ‘mop’ down the grate.
  • Assemble ingredients on Pizza Crust
  • Turn grill to lowest setting or off. Place pizza on the grill and close lid.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes, checking occasionally.

Notes

Profile Exchange: 1 Profile meal replacement, 2 oz lean protein, 1 cup vegetables, 1 fat, 1 flex food
Buy the ingredients online:
Profile Pizza Crust
Profile Parmesan Caesar Dressing
Keyword Profile Pizza, Profile Pizza Crust

Side Dishes

The right side dishes can be the most important part of the BBQ.

So don’t sleep on these healthy and easy to prepare sides that will go great with any of the other recipes on this page.

Or for when you’re called on to bring a side to the BBQ and you don’t want to bring a heavy, mayonnaise-laden dish.

Profile Cauliflower Wings

Cauliflower BBQ Wings

This is a great take on a classic bar food. Try it out at your next gameday get together. These "wings" are perfect for air-frying as well.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Profile

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tbsp. Profile Sweet & Smokey BBQ sauce
  • 1 bag Profile Chips or Crisps of choice
  • ¼ head cauliflower chopped
  • ¼ cup egg whites

Instructions
 

  • Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees.
  • Crush the chips in a shallow bowl.
  • Soak cauliflower florets in egg whites.
  • Press the cauliflower florets into the chip crumbs until well coated.
  • Lightly spray air fryer basket with non-stick spray. Place the cauliflower florets in the air fryer and cook for 15 minutes. Toss every 5 minutes to ensure an even crisp.
  • Toss with BBQ sauce or serve on the side.

Notes

Profile Exchange: 1 Profile Meal, 1 oz very lean protein, 1 cup vegetables, 1 flex food
Get the BBQ sauce in our online shop!
Keyword Air fryer recipes for weight loss, Cauliflower wings, Profile Swaps, Profile-approved wings, Wings
Grilled Summer Squash

GRILLED SUMMER SQUASH

Try this tasty, quick, 3 ingredient grilled summer squash recipe
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Profile

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp. Profile Simply the Zest seasoning
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 2 large zucchini cut into 1/2 inch-thick slices

Instructions
 

  • Preheat grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Combine all ingredients into a bowl, toss to coat well. Arrange zucchini in a single layer on pan. Grill for 4 minutes turning half way through.

Notes

Profile Exchange per serving: 1 cup vegetables, 1 fat
 
Keyword Profile Summer Recipe, Summer Squash Recipe
Salad in a bowl.

Toasted Sesame Slaw

A "Profile-Friendly" take on a refreshing summer slaw.
Prep Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups Napa Cabbage cut into fine shreds
  • 1/2 cup Red Cabbage cut into fine shreds
  • 1 large Red Pepper sliced finely
  • 1 large Green Onion cut into 3 inch long slivers
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, combine cabbages, pepper, and onion; just before serving, stir in sesame seeds, oil, and vinegar.

Notes

Profile Exchange: Fat 5g; 1- Profile fat serving; 1 cup Profile Vegetable servings
Keyword keto side dish, keto slaw, side dish, slaw

Drinks

Last but certainly not least, you’re going to need plenty of ice-cold drinks to cool you down.

If you’re keeping it light and staying healthy you’ll enjoy these alcohol-free summer drinks.

Energizing Iced Tea

Energizing Iced Tea

Nothing is better on a hot day (or any time, really), than a nice cold, refreshing and energizing iced tea. Check out this iced tea recipe.
Total Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American, Profile

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg. Profile Fruit Drink in your choice of flavor
  • 1 green tea bag
  • 8-10 oz. of water

Instructions
 

  • Pour 4 oz. of water into a microwave-safe cup. Microwave on high for 1 minute.
  • Add a green tea bag and steep until desired degree of color.
  • Cool and add Profile Fruit Drink mix with an additional 4-6 oz. of cold water.
  • Stir well and serve over ice cubes.
Keyword Meal Replacement, Refreshing Profile Drinks
Iced Caramel Macchiato

Iced Caramel Macchiato

The perfect blend of coffee, almond milk, protein shake, and caramel. Shake up and enjoy this iced coffee drink.
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Profile Mocha Latte Shake
  • 6 oz. cold brew coffee
  • 1 tbsp. sugar-free caramel syrup divided
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • Handful of ice

Instructions
 

  • Add cold brew coffee, shake packet, and half the caramel syrup into a Profile Blender Bottle and shake well.
  • In a large glass, add ice and pour shake over ice. Add the almond milk and drizzle remaining caramel syrup on top. Enjoy!

Notes

Profile Exchange: 1 Meal Replacement, 2 flex foods
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Mixed Fruit Punch getting poured into a wine glass.

Mixed Fruit Punch

This fruit punch recipe has a rich fruit flavor that will leave you feeling bold and classy. You won't even realize you're drinking a satisfying fiber drink!
Course Dessert, Drinks
Cuisine American, Profile

Ingredients
  

  • 1 package Profile Mixed Fruit Fiber Drink
  • ¼ tsp orange extract
  • ¼ tsp rum extract
  • 8-10 oz diet ginger ale

Instructions
 

  • Pour ginger ale into a shaker bottle, add orange and rum extract and contents of drink package.
  • Close shaker bottle and press down tightly on cap. Shake until contents are blended, venting a few times. BE CAREFUL! Open shaker bottle slowly to relieve the pressure.
  • Pour into wine glass.
Keyword Mocktail, Mocktails for Weight Loss, Profile Dessert

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