There’s one thing about holidays that we just HATE; coming home. There’s nothing more depressing than returning home to mediocre weather, a large suitcase filled with dirty washing, and days and days of jetlag and holiday blues lying ahead of you. If you’re still in holiday mode (or you just want to pretend you’re on a blissful beach resort somewhere), here are some gorgeous beach-inspired recipes to brighten your mood and spirit. But don’t worry folks – these recipes are super healthy too – so they’re 100% gym approved.

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Courgetti alle Vongole

Courgetti with clams Courgetti alle Vongole

Spaghetti alle Vongole is a much-loved Italian coastal meal but to make it healthier, you can substitute the pasta with ‘courgetti’. If you haven’t purchased a spiralizer yet, you can try replacing the pasta with wholewheat spaghetti. Enjoy this delicious meal al fresco style and imagine you’re at a chic restaurant along the Amalfi Coast.

You’ll need:

Courgettes / spaghetti


Garlic clove


Splash of white wine

Cherry tomatoes

Olive oil


Tuna Nicoise Salad

Tuna Nicoise Tuna Nicoise

If you’re a fan of Saint Tropez or anywhere else in the French Riviera, this is the salad of all salads. It’s mega healthy; and with the tuna seared just perfectly and using only the freshest ingredients, this dish will give you a fabulous sense of the azure blue sea and the postcard perfect beaches. Don’t forget to top off with anchovies, artichoke hearts and a dash of olive oil for that coastal touch.

You’ll need:


Fresh lettuce leaves


Green peppers


Boiled eggs

Black olives


Artichoke hearts

Dash of olive oil


Vietnamese Pork Rolls

Vietnamese Pork Rolls Vietnamese Pork Rolls

This is a super quick recipe reminiscent of beach life on Nha Trang Beach in Vietnam. Wrap grilled pork and juicy red peppers in fresh Napa cabbage and season with garlic, ginger and a squeeze of lime juice. It’s the perfect alternative for spring rolls – without the fatty oil! Dip in soy sauce or chilli sauce for an extra kick.

You’ll need:


Red bell peppers

Napa cabbage or lettuce