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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…

Maple-Roasted Delicata Squash Quinoa Salad

Maple-roasted delicata squash tops cider-infused quinoa and is garnished with thyme and pomegranate seeds in this easy, yet elegant side dish that’s perfect for the holidays or any day of the week. Pin the Recipe I don’t know about you, but I love all the seasonal ingredients this time of year. Cranberries, pears, pomegranates, citrus fruits, sweet potatoes and winter…

5-Ingredient Orange Maple Salmon

This sweet and tangy orange maple salmon recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and has only five ingredients. Plus it’s a hit with the kids! All around a perfect weeknight meal for the family! Pin the Recipe This orange maple salmon recipe is awesome. I’m just going to put it out there. It has 5 ingredients, takes less…

DIY Sausage & Hot Dog Slider Bar

Have a little DIY fun at your next backyard barbecue by adding a sausage and hot dog slider bar with all the fixings! Pin this Post This post was written in partnership with The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) a contractor of the Beef Checkoff. As always, I only work with brands and organizations that I believe in and all…

Ricotta Berry Oatmeal Cups

Start the morning with these Ricotta Berry Oatmeal Cups, a nutritious and delicious breakfast the whole family will enjoy even when rushing out the door!  Pin the Recipe Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. Yours too? How perfect that you’re visiting my site and reading this recipe post right now! I won’t go into all the benefits…

Sun-Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Baked Oatmeal

Pin this Recipe Bring oats to the lunch or dinner table with this savory baked oatmeal filled with sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach, and creamy goat cheese. I was compensated for writing the original article, “Oatmeal For Dinner,” and developing the recipe found in the February 2016 issue of Today‚Äôs Dietitian. I was not compensated for sharing the column or magazine with readers…

5 Important Nutrients for Plant-Based Babes + Red Lentil Meatballs

Pin this Post Following a plant-based diet? Make sure your kids get the nutrients they need. Here are 5 important nutrients for plant-based babies, plus a delicious baby-friendly recipe for red lentil meatballs. This page contains affiliate links. See below for full disclosure statement. This is a guest post by Whitney English Tabaie MS, RDN and Alexandra Caspero MA, RDN,…