Deconstructed Chicken Parmesan Kebabs

These little cuties are probably one of the most popular dishes I make that have both kids and parents fighting for the final skewer. These baked morsels of plump and crispy chicken, rich roasted tomato slices, and ooey-gooey cheese are baked, not fried, and satisfy that craving for heavy chicken parmesan, but in a way lighter form, and are perfect for entertaining or feeding little fingers.

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Hoisin, Ginger Steak Kebabs with Kimchi Hoisin Glass Noodles

Using a simple Asian style marinade, these steak kebabs are flavorful, easy to prep ahead of time, and are ready in under 10 minutes on a grill or broiled in the oven. Make our simple, gluten free, Kimchi glass noodle salad for a no cook side dish that is perfect for any summer BBQ or lunch date. Add in any of your favorite easy to grill veggies to the kebab, making this your new completely customizable dish for all those picky eaters in the family, all done in under 30 minutes.

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Spiced Vindaloo Kafta Kebabs with Potato, and Onions

These Vindaloo inspired Indian kafta or meatballs are packed full of flavor from fragrant Vindaloo curry spices, fresh lemon juice, and ginger. These might be one of the most surprisingly delicious and popular dishes I’ve made in the last year. Make them with beef for a richer ball or opt for turkey meat to make it a lighter, more lean dish. Even those skeptical family members who swear they don’t like curry will be heading for seconds and thirds.

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Whole Wheat Banana Coconut – Chocolate Chip Mini Muffins

These whole wheat banana – coconut chocolate chip mini muffins are light, low calorie treats for an on-the-go breakfast or mid-day snack. They are easy and quick to make and give your normal banana nut muffin a slight upgrade with the addition of coconut, honey, and lemon zest. Make ahead for a healthy way to feed the family all week long or for a super fast brunch treat.

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Summer Snacking: Green and Pink Pick Me Up Vegan Smoothie Pops

I love stocking the freezer with homemade, easy to grab and go summer snacks and treats. These green and pink smoothie popsicles aren’t just delightful on the eyes and instagrammable good, they are delicious and packed with energizing fresh veggies and fruits. They are also dairy free, gluten free, and and easily adaptable for picky eaters. Perfect for a summer afternoon pick me up or healthy dessert for the kids. Don’t have time to freeze the pops? Just make a smoothie following the same recipe!

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Thai Ginger – Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Eat like you’re having tacos but with a lot less guilt… and in Thailand. Our Thai flavored chicken sautéed in a gingery, tangy peanut sauce is addictive. The platter is a pretty party in itself. Guests will be happy and full and asking for more.

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Almond, Herb, and Spinach Pesto

Almond, fresh herbs, and spinach make for a thick vitamin packed pesto that can be used on toast, in pasta sauce, on top of fish, or mixed into meatballs. And it’s no secret we love a sauce with vibrant colors that is as delicious as it looks. There is a thicker consistency in this pesto because of the fresh spinach and almonds, making anything you add it to a little more decadent.

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Hot Halloumi Cheese &Tabouli Vegetarian Lettuce Wraps

Halloumi cheese has been sent down to us from the Greek Gods. It’s the perfectly salty & melty cheese for a stand alone course or a creative starter. These Mediterranean style lettuce wraps are a welcome addition to our appetizer entourage. I love the flavors together and the all my eaters love to experience melted cheese in new ways.

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Pesto, Sweet Pepper, Chicken – Cheese Rolls

These little hand rolls are a great appetizer, make ahead lunch for the family or a game day snack. Make the filling the day before then stuff and bake the rolls right before you’re going to serve. It’s kind of like a fancy pizza pocket but healthier.

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Spring Pea and Three Cheese Cashew Pesto

Peas in pesto are a great green thing. Make this for little ones who won’t eat their veggies or grown ups who you still have to trick into getting their daily fix.

The lighter, subtle flavor of cashews won’t over power the sweet flavor of the peas and will allow the cheese to come through as well. Peas not in season? Don’t worry about it and opt for frozen peas from the bag. You will still get all the sweet, bright flavors of spring even in the colder months.

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