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Our Favorite Budget-Friendly Recipes for Summer

Get the recipe: Marinated Summer Squash Grilling Packs

Get the recipe: Marinated Summer Squash Grilling Packs

Berries, squash, seafood, oh my! From fresh fruit to grilled meats, the tastes of summer are irresistible, but how do you keep meal costs low without sacrificing these must-have flavors? Here are some budget-wise ways to celebrate the true tastes of summer.


Goat cheese and zucchini

Goat Cheese and Zucchini Frittata Recipe  This veggie frittata isn’t just for breakfast — pair it with a green salad, and supper is served!

Minty Blueberry Shiver Recipe

Minty Blueberry Peach Shiver Recipe Looking for a make-ahead dish perfect for backyard barbecues?

Learn to cook whole grilled chicken

Learn to Cook: Whole Grilled Chicken This is one of the best value choices for summertime grilling, and it’s easier than you may think.

Grilled veggie vegetable wraps

Grilled Veggie and Goat Cheese Wraps Recipe Mushrooms, eggplant, bell pepper and olives — your fellow picnic-goers will thank you.

Three-Bean Salad with Quinoa Recipe This protein-filled vegetarian salad shines as a main entrée.

Grilled shrimp

Grilled Shrimp and Eggplant Summer Noodle Bowls  Here’s a tasty noodle bowl that can be made almost completely on the grill!

Big Blue Burgers with Cherry Mustard Recipe Give summer a bang of flavor with beef burgers topped with cherry-spiked Dijon mustard, grilled sweet onions and tangy blue cheese.

Watermelon lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade Recipe Add a pop of color to any summer bash with this beautifully colored sipper.

Blueberry breakfast

Blueberry Breakfast Bake Recipe This make-ahead sweet and custardy dish is a time saver when hosting a brunch.

Remember you can start saving before you get into the kitchen. The Whole Foods Market® app has the latest, greatest sales and digital coupons* to use in the store. With just a few taps, you’re on your way to big savings. They are just one of many ways you can save — find printable coupons and local sales on our website too.

What’s your favorite budget-friendly summer meal idea?

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