A Mouthwatering Summer Meal Plan - with Recipes!

Sweet summer time!

Summer is the perfect time to focus on nutrient-rich foods like low-fat dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Think about all that fresh produce right at your fingertips ... juicy berries, tart tomatoes, crisp cucumbers. Then you pair that with refreshing milk in a berry smoothie, cheese in a caprese salad or top a cucumber salad with yogurt and you notch up the nutrition just a kick. Even better, all of these are easy to make, easy on-the-go and easy on the taste buds!

Here's what I love to munch on in summer.





  • Cheese sticks
  • Squeezable yogurts
  • Fresh seasonal fruits like plums, peaches, and berries

If you’re feeling extra fancy and need something to cool off on long summer days, give these Frozen Yogurt Squares a try. Stay cool and stay healthy this summer, my friends!

By Jenna Allen, M.S., RDN

Jenna is a registered dietitian with a passion for communicating science in an approachable way. She has been part of the Dairy MAX team since 2008. When she isn't working, Jenna is trying out new recipes with her three kids and working on her food photography. Learn more about Jenna.

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