Quick & Easy Chocolate Covered S’mores Pretzels

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When baby is in bed for the night, hubby and I like to unwind and treat ourselves. He grabs a beer (and a glass of wine for mama), and I snag the good stuff – graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate for s’mores! We head out into the hot summer night, fire up the grill, and toast our ‘mallows until melty and crisp. Naturally, it becomes a who-can-toast-the-perfect-marshmallow competition.

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Lentil Salad

Healthy lentil salad Lentil Salad

This healthy salad is made with cooked lentils and diced fresh diced carrots, celery, bell pepper, onion, parsley and lemon juice – perfect to make ahead for lunch for the week as the flavors only get better overnight. It’s also vegan, high in fiber, protein and only about 100 calories per serving.

low fat lentil salad Lentil Salad

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Mediterranean Boneless Pork Chops

Mediteranean Pork Chop Dinner Mediterranean Boneless Pork Chops

Talk about a delicious weeknight summer meal! These thin and lean thin pork chops are pan seared and served topped with julienned summer squash, roasted tomatoes, lemon juice, olives and Feta cheese. So much flavor and color in this dish!

Mediteranean Pork Chops and Vegetables Mediterranean Boneless Pork Chops

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Italian Mac and Cheese Stuffed Peppers

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Rejoice, rejoice! Today is National Mac and Cheese Day, y’all.

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Three Cheese Zucchini Stuffed Lasagna Rolls

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These EASY lasagna rolls are stuffed with zucchini, ricotta and Parmesan, then topped with marinara and mozzarella cheese – delicious, kid friendly and perfect if you want to feed a crowd. You can make them a day ahead and refrigerate, or if you like to cook for the month, these are also freezer-friendly. Double it up, or bring an extra to a friend in need, they’ll thank you! (BTW, they’re vegetarian also, perfect for Meatless Mondays!) Read more…

35 Skinny Zucchini Recipes

ZucchiniGraphic 35 Skinny Zucchini Recipes

Here’s an easy challenge anyone can do! Eat a SUPERFOOD everyday! Now, I’m not saying to run to the health food store and spend tons of money. A superfood is one that’s loaded with nutrition and significantly helps boost your health in some way, says the Skinnytaste dietitian Heather K. Jones. Zucchini is definitely a super (good-for-you) food. It’s low in calories (a medium zucchini has around just 30 calories) and chock full of heart-healthy nutrients including Vitamins C and A, potassium, folate, and fiber. Zucchini is also packed with the vision-promoting antioxidants beta-carotene, lutein and zeaxanthin. 

So now that we know zucchini is so good for you, here’s 35 mouthwatering Skinny Zucchini Recipes just for you!

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Homemade Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches

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With all the holidays surrounding the season, winter is most foodies’ favorite time of year… and I have to agree. Hearty roasts, fluffy mashed potatoes and hot cinnamon-spiced drinks and desserts? I can’t get enough. Cold weather cooking and baking just warms up your home! But, amidst all the apple crisps and cozy baked casseroles, I definitely miss the frozen treats of summer.

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