3 Fresh & Gout-Friendly Summer Food Recipes

group of people gathered together to enjoy a cookout at night

As the days get longer and the temperatures get higher, it's time to embrace the flavors of summer with fresh and healthy recipes. Whether you're hosting a backyard barbecue or looking for light and refreshing meals to enjoy on hot days, I've got you covered!

Here are three delicious recipes that are perfect for summer and feature healthy alternatives to common foods that contribute to gout attacks.

1. Grilled Portobello Mushroom Burgers

2 portobello mushroom burgers on plates, surrounded by toppings and sides

A great healthy choice for summer cookouts, these portobello mushroom burgers really pack a flavorful punch.

If you're used to enjoying a nice beefy burger at a summer cookout, try switching it out for a portobello mushroom burger instead. Red meat contains high levels of purines which can contribute to high uric acid levels and increase your risk for gout attacks. Mushrooms, on the other hand, don't contribute to increased uric acid levels.

Get the recipe here: Love & Lemons

 

2. Creamy Coconut-Lime Salmon

4 pieces of salmon sitting in a bowl of delicious creamy coconut lime sauce

This recipe is a delicious low-carb and keto-friendly option that's easy to make and contains fresh summer ingredients.

The coconut and lime in this recipe help contribute to lower uric acid levels with their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that help to decrease stiffness and tenderness in joints and decrease the risk of gout attacks.

Get the recipe here: Healthy Fitness Meals

 

3. Quinoa Tofu Tacos

plate of 4 quinoa and tofu tacos sitting next to various toppings on a marble table

Who doesn't love a good taco? But red meat should really be eaten in moderation. This summer, opt for a healthier alternative with quinoa and tofu.

Including a starchy carbohydrate in your meal, like quinoa, is a good option because it only contains small amounts of purines, which means consuming it won't raise your uric acid levels. Non-meat proteins like tofu don't raise uric acid levels like red meat does.

Get the recipe here: The Plant Collective

 

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