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Michelle Lara / June 25, 2015

Healthy Summer Eats From Take A Bite Out Of Boca’s Shaina Wizov


The summer is officially here and while we are all rushing out for ice cream let’s be honest we can’t eat like that all season long.  At a recent photo workshop {taught by food photographer Libby Volgyes} I met Shaina Wizov – she’s the bubbly and health conscious voice behind Take A Bite Out Of Boca

I’ve been a fan of her blog for a while, so it was great to finally meet her and get to know the lady behind the blog. She’s a New Jersey native and relocated to Boca Raton in 2011. She quickly  found her niche dishing on the South Florida food scene {but is pretty fabulous cook as well!}  

Shaina of Take A Bite Out Of Boca.

Shaina is a Pescatarian so she has tons of great seafood recipes on her blog.  I’m always looking for new side dishes and salads to try and she has a great healthy spin on these as well!

Shaina has been kind enough to let me share some of her recipes on CCK {thanks Shaina!}. These are dishes are on the lighter side but full of flavor.

I love that the ingredients are readily available. In these hot months I’m all about no fuss food and these dishes are made in a snap which means more pool time for this busy mom! 

Healthy Summer Eats From Take A Bite Out Of Boca’s Shaina Wizov


I love eating what’s in season, as a matter of fact that’s the smartest way to eat. Strawberries and avocados converge to create the ultimate summer salad. This is great as a side salad but easily can become an entire meal by adding a protein {I think grilled shrimp or scallops would be perfect!}

Get the recipe here >>



In the hot summer months I’m all about cooking fast easy meals because let’s face it who wants to spend any extra time in a hot kitchen? This lemon ricotta pasta salad is perfect for summer eating. The dressing for this dish is simple: ricotta cheese mixed with lemon juice, lemon infused olive oil and a little salt and pepper. You can enjoy it hot or cold so this can easily be packed up and taken to the beach!

Get the recipe here >>


This isn’t your run of the mill potato salad for starters it’s pink.  How is this salad pink you’re wondering, its from the beets. Beets are pretty much a super-food their filled with antioxidants, help with inflammation, help cleanse your body and are a high source of energy. That’s a lot of power for something pink right?! So get out of your comfort zone, put down the mayo and vinegar base recipes you’re used to and try a healthier version of this summer staple!

Get the recipe here >>

 Follow Shaina’s foodie adventures on Take A Bite Out Of Boca and stay connected with her on:  Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest & Twitter!

 My go-to summer cocktails are featured on Take A Bite Out Of Boca! 



  • Shaina Wizov

    I’m so glad we finally connected at the workshop! Hope to see you again soon =)