We are mid way through the summer and that means lots of great tasting food and time spent outside enjoying the sun (hopefully). There's loads going on at Mindful Chef from bbq recipes, workouts in the park and active holiday escapes. Take a look below to see what's going on and how you can get involved...

1. Summer recipes

healthy dinner Enjoy dinner al fresco with these light, nutrient-packed summer dishes to impress your family and friends. Try our low calorie version of the Mexican favourite, spiced pork fajita with lettuce wraps and sweet potato fries. For a tasty meat-free dinner, we've created a gluten-free superfood pizza with homemade basil hummus, chargrilled courgette and sweet caramelised onions.

2. 10 minute no equipment workouts

womens workout We know how hard it can be to get to the gym sometimes. That's why we have put together 3 workouts that can be done anywhere and in less than 10 minutes. Head to the park and enjoy the benefits of training outside.

3. Cool off this summer with our healthy ice cream

healthy ice cream Sometimes all you need is a bit of indulgence and something to cool off with. No need to feel guilty about our ice cream as they're made entirely with natural ingredients and are the perfect afternoon pick me up. With flavours like peaches and coconut cream, super green banana ice cream and strawberry banana ice cream you won't want to miss out.

4. Active holiday escapes

beach retreats If you follow us on social media you will know that all of us at Mindful Chef love being active and we love being outside. We teamed up with Beach Retreats in Cornwall to provide healthy, active escapes in some of the most beautiful scenery available in the UK. Whether you simply want to walk along the sandy beaches or take on something a bit more adventurous like coasteering Beach Retreats has activities for everyone.

5. 10 fun outdoor events to take part in this summer

fun things to do outside If running a 5k or 10k doesn't seem like your thing why not take take part in some of these events. Organisers have taken these traditional race distances and added some fun, interesting elements to distract you from the races themselves. Think top DJ's, glow in the dark headbands and gorilla suits.

6. Summer smoothie recipes

healthy smoothie recipes Cool down with our healthy, fresh and fruity smoothies. All of our smoothies are dairy-free and vegan friendly but feel free to tweak and add your own extras for a delicious, refreshing treat this summer.

7. How to prepare your skin for summer

Did you know that the skin is the body's largest organ? Whilst vitamin D is essential for overall health, overexposure to the suns UV rays can be very harmful! We’ve put together 5 easy tips to help you protect, hydrate and nourish your skin, so that you can achieve the summer glow.

8. BBQ recipes

healthy bbq recipes As the weather heats up, it's the perfect time to fire up the BBQ. We've got a range of sizzling healthy BBQ dishes, great for the long, warm summer evenings. From our fruity pork & apricot kebabs with pistachio quinoa, to our spicy chargrilled jerk chicken with sweetcorn & buckwheat and our organic marinated lamb souvlaki with Greek style salad.