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Here you are, right in the middle of swimsuit season. Now’s not the time to pig out, chow down, or waste calories. You need nutrient-packed meals and snacks to keep your belly flat, your skin glowing, and your body vibrant and full of energy, all summer long.
How to do it? Start by swapping ingredients that promote belly fat and sap energy with leaner options. That means banishing refined carbs and sugar, and amping up intake of fruits, green vegetables, lean protein, nuts and seeds, and healthy oils. Then boost meals and snacks with superfood additions: add omega-3 oils instead of saturated fats to popcorn; blend green foods powders into dairy-free ice cream; and sneak fruit concentrates into salad dressings and smoothies.
Stay energized and swimsuit slim all season long with these easy-to-make, refreshing summer treats.
Photography by Pornchai Mittongtare; prop styling by Robin Turk; food styling by Camille Renk