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Black Lentil Salad with Cumin Lime

With the lentils, black beans and veggies in between, this hearty meal will have you feeling full and satisfied. Add this recipe to your repertoire and this summer you will have an excellent way to showcase your garden produce! Preparation for this dish is pretty straightforward– to save some time it is most efficient to work on the salad dressing while the lentils are cooking. Feel free to serve this dish immediately following preparation or let the salad chill overnight before serving; this gives the dish’s flavors some time to combine.

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Black Lentil Salad with Cumin Lime

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup dry lentils (green or brown)
  • 15 oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 small red onion
  • 1-2 roma tomatoes
  • Large bunch cilantro, stems removed
  • Optional: green onion

For the Dressing:

  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • Optional: chipotle powder, chili powder, pepper, hot sauce, other seasonings, etc.
You can find detailed instructions for this recipe on the blog The Garden Grazer. Enjoy!
Kaitlin, of the blog The Garden Grazer is a self proclaimed vegetable enthusiast who enjoys making recipes that complement her passion for veggies. Her blog features recipes that are a creative and delicious take on eating fresh. For more from Kaitlin and all things The Garden Grazer, connect with her on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.


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Mango Kiwi Avocado Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are a great option for those that wish to add extra fruits and veggies into their daily diet, but prefer to do so in an on-the-go fashion. I particularly love this recipe because it’s abundant with vitamin C, fiber and really everything wonderful for you! The combination of kiwis, avocados and mangoes balanced out by 2 cups of spinach make for a concoction that is not overly sweet, so it acts as a great mid-day refresher. All you truly need to make this recipe a reality is to be in possession of a blender– so have fun and try to mix things up a little bit! Comment below and share your favorite green smoothie combination.

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Mango Kiwi Avocado Green Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup frozen mango chunks
  • 1 kiwi, sliced and skin removed
  • 1/4 medium ripe avocado, pitted and diced
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/2 cup ice, if necessary
You can find detailed instructions for this recipe on the blog Ambitious Kitchen. Enjoy!
Monique is the face behind the healthy-eats blog Ambitious Kitchen. Her recipes are a creative and delicious take on eating fresh. For more from Monique and all things Ambitious Kitchen, connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

 


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Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad

Trust me, you’ll be crazy for this irresistible Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad too! What I love about this recipe is it’s use of fresh veggies to make a crunchy salad that at the same time makes use of warmer weather’s essential kitchen appliance– the grill. Once you’ve collected all the ingredients for this recipe, the preparation for this dish is fairly simple. After you’ve grilled the corn, you’ll only need to worry about combining all veggies in one bowl and whisking the dressing up in another to pour over the salad later. The best part? There will be only a few dishes to clean up afterwards– which will ensure that you get to enjoy your Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad more quickly than expected.

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Grilled Corn & Avocado Salad

Ingredients: (8 Servings)

  • 5 ears corn, grilled – remove kernels with a sharp knife
  • 10-oz container cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 avocados, diced and sprinkled with lemon juice to prevent browning
  • 3.5-oz container reduced fat feta cheese
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • ½ large cucumber, peeled and diced
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. salt, or more to taste
  • ⅛ tsp. pepper

For detailed instructions to prepare this dish, you can find the original recipe published on Yummy Healthy Easy.

Jen, of the blog Yummy Healthy Easy, posts recipes that are taste-tested by her So-Cal family. All of her recipes are simple and delicious–the perfect solution for busy families that want to make healthy meals a priority. For more from Jen, check out amazing blog: Yummy Healthy Easy and connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.


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Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Snacking can easily get out of hand, especially when those in-between meal cravings become unbearable. Instead of reaching for a bag of unhealthy potato chips, try making these fun and easy Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale chips to satisfy those salty cravings. What I love about this recipe is it’s simplicity– it is truly as easy as washing and cutting the kale, placing it on the tray and brushing your choice of vinegar and salting to taste. After a short bake in the oven, you’ll have a light-as-air snack that will soon become an afternoon snack staple. Because kale is a well known superfood, you’ll also get the benefits of eating more green without realizing it.

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 Sea Salt and Vinegar Kale Chips

Ingredients: (4 Servings)

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 Tbsp. vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse sea salt, more/less to taste
Original recipe published on Gimme Some Oven.
Ali, of the blog Gimme Some Oven strives to make recipes that are quick, enjoyable by all and fun to prepare. All of the blog’s recipes are simple and delicious–the perfect solution for busy families that want to make healthy meals a priority. For more from Ali and Gimme Some Oven, connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

 


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Quick and Easy: 5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken With Asparagus

Finding a quick and easy solution for tonight’s dinner menu may be as simple as looking at the existing items in your inventory. It is often said that simplicity is best; I certainly find this to be a profound truth when cooking is involved. What I love most about this recipe is that it requires so little preparation. It truly is as simple as coating the chicken with flour and seasoning and sautéing everything up to heavenly perfection. Once the chicken has reached a golden-brown state, put it on display on a lovely platter and enjoy the fruits of your not-so-much labor.

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5 Ingredient Lemon Chicken With Asparagus

Ingredients: (3-4 Servings)

  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ¼ cup whole wheat flour (all purpose will work, too)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 cup chopped asparagus
  • 2 lemons, sliced

For detailed directions that explain how to prepare this dish, visit the blog Pinch of Yum.

Original recipe published on Pinch of Yum.
This recipe was originally penned by  Lindsay, a healthy eats expert and photographer. She enjoys developing recipes that are healthy and delicious for her blog Pinch of Yum.

 

 


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An On-the-Go Breakfast: Coconut Walnut Oat Bars

Preparing a grab and go breakfast dish may be just what you need to spice up a mundane family breakfast routine. Instead of the rushed bowl of cereal and out the door scenario, throw your apron on and prepare this tasty treat in advance. Both you and your family will love to eat this breakfast delight all week. One of my favorite aspects of this recipe is its flexibility. Have a little fun and experiment with your favorite ingredients to flavor the oat bars to suit your tastebuds. Use this recipe as your starting point to mix things up in the kitchen! This is also a great recipe to get kids involved in the baking process.

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Coconut Walnut Oat Bars

Ingredients: (1 Serving)

  • 1 cup gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon xanthum gum
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 lemon, zest
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3-3/4 cup raspberry preserves
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts, finely chopped

For detailed directions that explain how to prepare this breakfast delight, visit the blog Camille Styles.

Original recipe published on Camille Styles.
This recipe was originally penned by  Julia Gartland, a food and lifestyle expert and photographer. She enjoys developing recipes that are both gluten-free and delicious. Camille Styles is a lifestyle blog that features creative entertaining ideas as well as several phenomenal columns on design and food. Follow Camille Styles on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.


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Black Bean, Sweet Potato and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

If you are looking to add some southwestern flair to tonight’s menu, this recipe for Stuffed Red Peppers will do just the trick! Though this recipe requires quite a few ingredients, it’s not too difficult to prepare.  The end result is both tasty and aesthetically pleasing–I always consider colorful plates as a good sign of a nutrient-rich meal. As an added bonus, this recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free.

 

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Black Bean, Sweet Potato, and Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Ingredients: (1 Serving)

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, diced (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, divided
  • 1-15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, if desired
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste if desired
  • 3 large red bell peppers, seeds removed and cut vertically
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded colby jack cheese
You can find a detailed description of instructions for this recipe on the blog Ambitious Kitchen. Enjoy!

 

Original recipe published on Ambitious Kitchen.
Monique is the face behind the healthy-eats blog Ambitious Kitchen. Her recipes are a creative and delicious take on eating fresh. For more from Monique and all things Ambitious Kitchen, connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.