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  • Raw Kale and Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette on a plate with a fork to the right.
    30 min
    Dairy-Free, Healthy, Low Carb
    This hearty Brussels sprouts and kale salad is full of crunchy nuts and bacon, and tossed with a tangy dressing. Plus, several elements can be prepared ahead, making assembly a breeze for your holiday table or weekday lunch.
  • Side view of a flaky spring pie on a large blue platter. One slice of the pie is missing and the cheesy artichoke filling is visible on the plate. The lower left has a pile of forks on a white plate. A grey linen tablecloth is on the table and a glass is in the upper left corner.
    1 hr, 20 min
    Vegetarian
    Canned artichokes, lemon zest, and parsley combined with a cheese trifecta of Ricotta, Swiss, and Parmesan make this surprisingly light, cheesy artichoke pie. It only takes 30 minutes to assemble and less than an hour in the oven!
  • Tailgate Beef Chili Recipe in a crock pot.
    8 hrs, 30 min
    Chili season is upon us, and this hearty beef and bean slow cooker chili recipe is an easy way to kick it off! It’s loaded with all the classic chili ingredients plus a pinch of cinnamon to deepen the flavor. Top it off with homemade crispy corn strips.
  • Mediterranean Tuna Pasta
    30 min
    Healthy
    Quick and easy! Tuna pasta with canned tuna, tomato, red onion, kalamata olives, lemon, capers, and Mozzarella cheese
  • Panzanella Bread Salad in a glass serving bowl
    45 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    Got ripe summer tomatoes? Got day-old bread? Make this classic Tuscan Panzanella Salad recipe! This is a great make-ahead recipe for a summer potluck or backyard party, or make it for dinner and serve with grilled chicken.
  • 1 hr, 45 min
    Low Carb, Vegetarian
    This Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole is loaded with cheese, fresh sage, and roasted red peppers. This vegetarian casserole makes a rich, decadent main dish or the perfect vegetarian holiday side.
  • A white platter with an easy spring salad. Thinly sliced carrot, radish, fennel and asparagus are mixed together and mint leaves and chopped nuts are scattered around the top. The platter is on a light blue linen.
    15 min
    Healthy, Low Carb, Vegetarian
    If you’re looking for a light, healthy vegetable salad, look no further! This shaved salad is comprised of thinly sliced carrots, fennel, radish, and asparagus, all tossed together in a light citrus honey dressing. Finish it with a little Parmesan cheese and some walnuts. Swap out any of these vegetables for whatever you have on hand!
  • Chicken freezer burritos with jalapeno avocado
    40 min
    Chicken Freezer Burritos are your answer to a quick, family-friendly weeknight meal! They're easy to make and delicious (when reheated correctly!). Here's everything you need to know about how to make freezer burritos you'll actually want to eat!
  • Vegetarian soup with pesto in a white bowl with a gold spoon to the right and a second bowl in partial view in the upper right. Sliced carrots, chopped asparagus, tortillini and peas are in the broth with a dollop of pesto in the center.
    35 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    This tasty tortellini soup is loaded with vegetables like asparagus and peas, and is topped with zesty pesto! It comes together in 35 minutes, start to finish. Use what’s on hand whether it's fresh, frozen, or from the pantry.
  • Top view of easy hash brown egg bites on a white plate.
    55 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian
    Jam-packed with spinach and surrounded by crispy potatoes, this is not your average egg bite. They’re perfect for your next brunch party or just a quick grab-and-go midweek breakfast.
  • Side view of chickpea salad sandwich on a plate with chips.
    15 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    Lunch just got easier. Pop open a can of chickpeas and make this vegetarian take on a chicken salad sandwich. It uses pantry staples and its loaded with fiber and protein. The best part? It’s delicious and it’s ready in about 15 minutes.
  • Side view of two simple breakfast quesadillas on a blue plate with a bowl of salsa to the left and a glass of orange juice above. The scrambled eggs, black beans and cilantro are visible inside the quesadilla.
    40 min
    Vegetarian
    Breakfast quesadillas are the ultimate quick, easy breakfast. Just scramble some eggs and beans, fold them into a tortilla with cheese, and cook until crispy. Make a whole batch and freeze some for a quick meal on the go!
  • Side view of turkey club with garlic mayo on a plate. The bread is toasted and the mayo, avocado, bacon, tomato, lettuce and turkey are visible in the sandwich.
    1 hr, 40 min
    What makes this Club Sandwich the ULTIMATE? Oven roasted turkey, crispy bacon, fresh veggies, and a homemade garlic aioli! This layered turkey club sandwich takes a little time to build, but it’s worth every step.
  • Bowl of easy homemade creamy tortellini soup with sausage, carrots, and spinach
    1 hr, 10 min
    This easy tortellini soup is loaded with Italian sausage, spinach, and cheese-filled pasta. The short ingredient list makes this soup the perfect weeknight dinner. It's light on the cream but rich in flavor, with an added protein boost from puréed cannellini beans.
  • Overhead view of a bowl of the best roasted red pepper hummus is topped with chopped roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Surrounding the bowl are scallions, sliced yellow bell peppers, pitas and sliced cucumbers.
    15 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Break out your food processor and make this creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! This hummus is the perfect dip for vegetables and pita, or use it as a healthy sandwich spread. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is.
  • Side view of an italian sandwich on a platter that is cut into slices. Meat, cheese and toppings are layered on the sandwich.
    15 min
    Looking for a sandwich to make for a quick weeknight dinner, take to your next backyard BBQ or simply divide, wrap, and eat for lunch throughout the week? Well, this Italian Super Sub Sandwich is the answer. It’s loaded with salami, turkey breast, pepperoni, and, of course, banana peppers.
  • A slice of best deep dish quiche on a decorative china plate. A handful of arugula is to the right of the quiche. A fork is to the left of the plate and a table linen is above the plate.
    4 hrs
    Grace your holiday table, Easter brunch, or Sunday supper with this Deep-Dish Quiche. It’s a show-stopping main course that's as beautiful as it is delicious. Make it ahead of time, freeze it and reheat when needed. What could be better than that?
  • Three baking trays for kids lunch ideas. Each tray has a different type of food on it. The lower tray has popcorn, chips and chocolate covered oranges on it. The tray on the right has vegetables, cheese, crackers and fruit with a dip. The tray on the left has mini pancakes, strawberries and egg bites with maple syrup.
    Need a quick, fun way to feed your kids this summer? Mix it up with grazing trays! We have three setups—one for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for movie night—for healthy, hands-off ways to keep your kids fed this summer!

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