We are SO EXCITED to launch our Fresh & Lean Family Dinners summer meal plan today! Summertime eating is a favorite of mine. Who doesn't love all of the fresh produce and outdoor grilling during this season? Our summer meal plan showcases all of those delicious summer foods. Why Meal Plan? Meal planning helps keep your grocery bill within budget. (It also keeps me from eating out!) Meal planning helps you eat healthier. Meal planning eases the "whats for dinner?" . . .
We are HUGE fans of Zupas Cafe in Utah. This was like the mecca for the perfect soup, salad, and sandwich place. We always grab their Nuts About Berries salad and this Wisconsin Cauliflower soup. Since we live quite far from the actual restaurant then we make copycats at home, of course. Make them together and your belly will be so happy. Let's break down this salad. Nuts about Berries Salad There are three main components added to the salad to make the ever popular nuts about . . .
I first had this salad at a conference that was catered. I have to tell you that I'm not a fan of arugula, but I could not stop scarfing down my lunch! I knew I had to recreate this sweet pot arugula quinoa salad and serve it to as many people as possible.Expose the world to this delicious combination. How to make sweet potato arugula quinoa salad Lets talk about this salad in sections. It's a few different, but all equally imporant parts, together to make it incredible! The quinoa I . . .
A few years back some friends brought this tasty asparagus salad to a BBQ. This salad was gone in 2 seconds flat. Everyone asked for the recipe, including me, and it has been a staple ever since. Perfect For A BBQ This dish is PERFECT for summer evening dinners. You will love this along with any sort of grilled meat. We had this with steaks and corn on the cob the other night with my family. My brother said that the only thing he would change about it was to have more of it in his . . .
Fresh, bright, light...oh so yummy. That's how I would describe this lemon herb tilapia dinner. I've said it before, and I'll say it again - if you aren't a seafood fan you need to try tilapia. It is so mild and so easy to prepare. You'll be converted! Simple But Delicious The ingredients are so simple. Here's the basics: tilapia garlic dill parsley lemon shallot A Quick Meal! I started out this recipe with a shallot, some dills, some parsley, and some . . .
I first tried this lemon basil hummus at a baby shower. While there were several delicious dips and appetizers as the night went on guess what the guest kept going back for? This hummus!! Its smooth, creamy, tangy and full of freshness! Lemon Basil Hummus Ingredients BASIL- you are going to need a lot of basil. I recommend buying a whole plant, or if you have a Trader Joes they carry a huge pack of basil at an amazing price. PINE NUTS- pesto is combination of basil, oil, spices and . . .
The first time Steve and I tried hummus was in Vegas at a California Pizza Kitchen. I had heard about it somewhere, so I convinced him to go for it with me. It came with this tomato mixture on top and warm triangles of pita bread. We both instantly fell in love. And it was healthy! Double fist pump! Healthy Hummus Recipe Ingredients Hummus is made of garbanzo beans oil and spices Tahini paste. What is tahini paste you ask? It's like peanut butter for sesame seeds. How to make . . .
A few years ago I was introduced to this easy taco dip recipe at a girls night. My friend Tiffany brought it and I could not get enough. It was such a nice change to accompanied her veggie tray. I'm so bored of the usual ranch dip that comes with a veggie tray. Then - a few days later she brought it again to a get together and I again loaded up my plate with veggies and this awesome dip. Versatile Easy Taco Dip Recipe Not only is this dip awesome with veggies, but I dipped a few . . .
Sometimes it's nice to have an easy, quick, foolproof meal to whip up. This southwest turkey burrito is just that! Simple ingredients that pack a big punch. Simple Ingredients For the Filling You'll Need: onion garlic ground turkey a can of black beans a can of corn a can of rotel and a few seasonings Perfect For Meal Prep I don't know about you - but I do so much better at lunch time if I have something prepped and ready to go. Even if I'm out and . . .
The first time I had chimichurri I died and went to heaven. Now I want to dowse all my food in it. Dredge my steak, chicken and even veggies in this wonderful, delicious fresh tangy sauce. Make it up into chimichurri steak tacos and it's all you'll ever want to eat ever again. What is chimichurri Chimichurri comes from Argentina. When you go to any argentine restaurant make sure to ask for a side of this bad boy! The three main characters are: oregano, cilantro, and parsley. Blend up . . .
I don't know about you, but whenever I make up a protein shake for myself, by kids beg and beg until I pour some of mine into a cup for them. So - when Kidzshake reached out to use and asked if we wanted to do an Instagram post with them I jumped at the chance! Today we are making a shake JUST for the kiddos - this kids peanut butter cup protein shake is going to rock their world. Simple and Delicious My husband makes a protein shake really similar to this that my kids adore, so I'm . . .
I have typically fixed up a protein smoothie for breakfast. They are quick, easy and packed with good stuff. This peach cobbler smoothie has become one of our most popular smoothie recipes. I love it every morning! It is my go-to and I'm full until lunch. Pour it in a cup, drop the kids to school, and off to errands. The Peaches I always love to use peaches that are extra sweet so that my flavor is incredible. If you can during peach season buy extra wash and slice, then freeze in a single . . .