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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Kid Friendly Recipes

Quick and Easy Idea Starters for your Kids Lunch Box

September 23, 2017

School days, school days. Ain’t it fun? The morning rush, the after school activities, assignments and school functions keep most calendars packed. But what about the middle of the day? It is our duty as parents and caregivers to make sure our kids are getting fed. Whether that means nutritious school lunches or our own lunch box creations.

My favorite way to put a smile on my kid’s face (through food) is to pack her lunch box with fun and colorful foods. Small sizes, totally snackable, and tasty.

We have put together a list of Lunch Box Idea Starters to help you and your precious little angels make their mid day meal more exciting.

(No worries, I’m all about quick and easy.) BONUS FREE PRINTABLE FOR LUNCH BOX NOTES

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30 Minute or Less, Kid Friendly Recipes, Mexican, Pork

30-Minute Taco Night

September 4, 2017
30 Minute Taco Night

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Smithfield®. The opinions and text are all mine. #RealFlavorRealFast @SmithfieldBrand

You guys know how much I love to cook. I mean, obviously, I write about food and take pictures of it and share non-stop on the interwebs, right? Right.

The toughest time of year for me as a home cook AND food blogger is Back to School. You know, that crazy-hectic time of year full of lists and shopping and paperwork.

With not enough time to get everything done, and even less time to prepare meals, you need go-to recipes like this 30-Minute Taco Night to keep the family fed and connected.

So grab a few grocery items and blow off some Back to School steam with a fun-filled family fiesta.

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30 Minute or Less, Pasta, Sides, Vegetarian

Buttery Spinach Angel Hair Pasta

August 27, 2017
Buttery Spinach Angel Hair Pasta

You know how I adore pasta, right? No? I thought it was in the newsletter : “TERI HEARTS NOODLES”. File this Buttery Spinach Angel Hair Pasta recipe in the Super Easy Section. Lightly seasoned fresh baby spinach wrapped around buttered angel hair pasta.

So. Simply. Good.

No worries, this pasta recipe is not too heavy. Plus you get to twirl your fork to your heart’s content.

Serve as a side dish, or double the recipe for a meat-free meal.

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30 Minute or Less, Appetizers & Snacks, Featured, Mexican

21 of the Best Salsa Recipes in the Universe

August 10, 2017
21 Best Salsa Recipes

I am officially making Salsa a Food Group. I’m penciling it into the food pyramid, because we all need a serving of salsa every day.  This is the peak time of year for salsa making. The garden’s have put forth their bounty. The markets are full of produce. People are eating light. We have 21 of the Best Salsa Recipes for you to enjoy.

From traditional restaurant style salsa recipes made with classic ingredients such as tomatoes, onions, peppers and cilantro to fresh fruit salsas made with pineapple, strawberries or mango.

Get creative in your kitchen, and make one (or all) of these delicious salsa recipes today. Share with your family and friends. Trust me, they are looking for the next great salsa recipe, too!

 

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30 Minute or Less, Health, Salads, Sides, Vegetarian

Greek Yogurt & Fresh Herb Cucumber Salad

July 16, 2017
Greek Yogurt & Herb Cucumber Salad

This fast and healthy side dish recipe is one you will make over and over again.  Greek Yogurt & Herb Cucumber Salad is fresh, light, and colorful.

My favorite part? That creamy crunchy perfect bite of fresh cucumber and red onion with dill and chives. THE perfect bite. I’m voting this cucumber salad as the healthy recipe of my summer.

And is it just me or did eating right just get better?

 

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30 Minute or Less, Groceries, Salads, Vegetarian

Fit Fresh Summer Salad with Raspberries

June 28, 2017
Fit Fresh Summer Salad with Raspberries

This recipe and post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All ideas, recipes, and opinions are mine alone. #SeeHowFreshWorks #CollectiveBias

My favorite part of Summer is all the fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables. When I am at the grocery store or the local fruit and vegetable stand, I want everything. The colors and smells jump out at me. Before you know it I’ve got a ton of fresh produce. Perfect for a Fit Fresh Summer Salad with Raspberries.

This gorgeous summer salad is loaded with healthy and tasty ingredients. Fresh lettuce, healthy greens, tender mushrooms, and sweet raspberries.

(Plus all the other goodies like beets, snow peas, sweet peppers…and more.)

Fit and Fresh also means Fun and Full Plate around my house.
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30 Minute or Less, Sandwiches & Sliders, Tennessee Food

Fried Green Tomato BLT

May 26, 2017
Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich

There are not enough words in the English language to tell you how much I love fried green tomatoes. Seriously. June in Tennessee means green tomatoes, and that makes me happy. And I am also the poster child for Bacon Addicts Anonymous. Thus, the Fried Green Tomato BLT Sandwich was born.

It was a miraculous yet surprisingly easy birth.

Do this. Make this sandwich. (And be sure to make our 5 Minute Tangy Remoulade to go with it.) Flavor explosion.

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