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Nicoise Pasta Salad

Take the classic French salad for a spin with this quick and easy Nicoise Pasta Salad. A perfect weeknight dinner the whole family will love! Originally posted December 2016; updated September 2020. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Do you recognize this pasta dish? I posted a similar picture of it in one of my…

Veggie Quinoa Bites

Gluten-free and nut-free Veggie Quinoa Bites are packed with protein and fiber, making them a perfect addition to your children’s lunchbox. *Originally posted August 2014. Updated September 2020. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Back to School Meal Prep This time of year is especially crazy with the summer winding down and getting the kids…

Corn & Basil Cakes with Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Savory corn & basil cakes speak summer. They’re great as a side dish or the main attraction, and especially delicious when cooked on the grill. *Originally posted September 2013. Updated July 2020.* This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement Reasons to Love Corn I love corn, especially during the summer when it’s fresh off the cob….

Poached Salmon Salad with Peaches

Looking for a light, easy, and no-fuss dinner for those hot summer nights? This Poached Salmon Salad with Peaches fits the bill! *Originally published July 2012; Updated July 2020* This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Every summer I try to come up with dinner ideas that are not only nutritious and delicious, but also easy…

Zucchini Pancakes with Feta

Not sure what to do with all that summer squash? Make a batch of these vegetarian and gluten free zucchini pancakes with feta, scallions, and mint. They’re a delicious and healthy lunch or dinner. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement Zucchini, otherwise known as summer squash, is not a favorite vegetable in my family, but…

Rosemary Garlic Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

Got bland out-of-season tomatoes? Punch up the flavor with these rosemary garlic oven-roasted tomatoes! They’re quick and easy to make and can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. *Originally published February 2014. Updated June 2020.* This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. Late summer when tomato season is at it’s peak, I can pop raw…

Instant Pot Beef Bolognese with Veggies

Get a winning family dinner on the table in less than an hour with this Instant Pot Beef Bolognese. It’s packed with flavor and nutrition, thanks to lean beef and a variety of veggies. Even the pickiest eaters will find something to love here!  This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. One of my favorite meals…

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