It’s our natural inclination to want to do everything outside in the summertime to take advantage of those gorgeously warm days and nights. Knowing how important this is, most StreetSide homes feature balconies, patios, or backyards.

To help you along in your quest for outdoor time, we found a few meals that will complement the fresh air and clear skies. Enjoy these on your patio or take them along for a picnic in the park.

Tomato and Cabbage Tabbouleh

A Middle Eastern dish with loads of vegetables tossed amongst filling bulgur.


Source: bon appétit

Summer Pisto Fritatta

A light fare perfect for picnics, and if you have any leftovers, they’re a great lunch option for the kids.

Jamie Oliver

Source: Jamie Oliver

Crispy Quinoa Cakes

These healthy little cakes are super versatile – eat them in wraps, with a salad, or as a snack with hummus.


Source: Oh She Glows

Swiss Chard, Coconut, and Mango Smoothies

Sip on breakfast on your balcony, thinking about your day ahead.


Source: Canadian Living

Zoodles with Almond Parsley Pesto

It looks like pasta… but these delicious noodles are made from zucchini. No cooking required.


Source: Refinery 29

Creamy Peach & Honey Popsicles

Made from yoghurt, these heat chillers are a “not-too-bad-for-you” treat for you and your kids.


Source: Cookies and Kate