It’s suuummmer. Officailly in my book. Who cares if the calendar says it’s still 15 days away…I don’t. I know this girl agrees. But seriously, who waits until June 20th (or 21st) to start summer celebrating?!

Hanging out at the pool, farmer’s markets, gardens, sunscreen, swimsuits, the windows down, babies in cute hats, grilling, and sunshine…it’s all to precious to waste on technicalities and dates and such.


Especially the food. Wait, I take that back. I can’t pick a favorite part of summertime – I really do love every itsy bit of it.

But the easy no-mess-fresh-food is up there in the ranking.


Like this easy summer dinner that you can throw together in 15 minutes after you’ve baked yourself in the sun because you used the entire bottle of 50 SPF sunscreen on your glowing white baby girl. When you get home from a day like that, the very last thing on earth you want to do is stand in a hot kitchen.

Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered (with dinner, and sunscreen if you need it).


Summer Skillet

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Makes 2

  • 2 zucchini (I used one yellow, one green)
  • 4 oz sausage
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 tomato
  • 2 small red potatoes
  • salt and pepper

Cut the potatoes into chunks and steam for 10ish minutes until soft.

Meanwhile, slice up all the vegetables to approximately the same size, and throw them in a skillet over medium-high heat with the olive oil. Once the veggies are starting to brown, throw the potatoes and sausage in and sauté for another few minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

And because I’m paying attention to these sorts of things these days (thank you fitmixer bootcamp) – this meal is about 400 calories and has about 12 grams of protein per serving.

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