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National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month

It’s National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month, and with in-season summer fruits and veggies and grilling season upon us, it’s time to make them a part of healthy meals.

First up, Grilled Veggie Kababs that are perfect with whatever you throw on the grill.

Grilled Veggie Kebabs with Creamer Potatoes & Tofu

Whip up this Loaded Veggie Salad with Chickpeas and Black Beans for a picnic.

Loaded Veggie Salad with Chickpeas and Black Beans Image and Recipe via Pip and Ebby

 

Strawberry Mango Chia Popsicles will be a great cool treat all summer long.

Strawberry Mango Chia Popsicles

This Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken in Foil is an easy, all-in-one summer dinner.

Grilled Hawaiian Barbecue Chicken in Foil

Make this 4-Ingredient Fruit Salad Pineapple Boat for an impressive and easy party dish.

4-Ingredient Fruit Salad Platter and a Pineapple Boat

Light Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad will be delicious at your summer BBQs.

Grilled Summer Vegetable Pasta Salad
Image and Recipe via Salt & Lavender

 

Easy Balsamic Grilled Vegetables with Goat Cheese will be your new go-to side dish.

Balsamic Grilled VegetablesImage and Recipe via NeighborFood

Healthy Pecan Recipes

Healthy Pecan Recipes for National Pecan Month

It’s National Pecan Month. Ditch heavy pecan pie for lighter ways to love the nut with these healthy pecan recipes.

First up, make these Pecan Pie Energy Bites for snacking on the go.

Pecan Pie Energy Bites
Image and Recipe for Tastemade

 

Whip up Spiralized Apple Salad with Citrus Dressing with pecans for extra crunch.

Spiralized Apple Salad with Citrus Dressing

 

This Maple Pecan Crusted Salmon uses a maple marinade to flavor the fish.

Maple Pecan Crusted Salmon

 

Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola is a great replacement for your favorite candy bars.

Coconut Pecan Chocolate Chip Granola

 

This Triple Berry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans is a perfect springtime lunch.

Triple Berry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

 

Whip up this Clean-Eating Cranberry Pecan Quinoa for a healthy picnic dish.

Clean Eating Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Recipe

 

Add flavor and crunch to bland chicken with Honey Pecan Chicken.

Honey Pecan Chicken

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Healthy Celery Recipes for Spring

Celery Recipes for National Fresh Celery Month

It’s National Fresh Celery Month and the perfect time to find new, inventive ways to eat the veggie with these healthy celery recipes.

First up is a light Apple and Celery Slaw that you’ll love with summer meals.

Apple and Celery Slaw
Image and Recipe via Food Network

 

Make Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks to lighten the classic game day dish.

Buffalo Chicken Celery Sticks

 

Be adventurous with this recipe for Kombu Celery as a snack.

Kombu Celery
Image and Recipe via Bon Appetit

 

Skip the food court with this Black Pepper Chicken.

Panda Express Black Pepper Chicken (Copycat)

 

Serve this rich and creamy Vegan Cream of Celery Soup with salad for a light meal.

Vegan Cream of Celery Soup

 

Lighten up your spring picnics with this Easy Avocado Egg Salad.

Easy Avocado Egg Salad Recipe

 

Whip up a light and refreshing salad with a kick with this Thai Celery Salad.

Thai Celery Salad

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Picnic Party

Healthy Picnic Recipes

While you’re out at the parks, we had some healthy picnic recipes for you to make a day of it!

First up was a light take on potato salad that uses cauliflower instead of potato.

Recipe: Low-Carb Cauliflower ‘Potato’ Salad

 

This easy Cucumber Basil and Watermelon Salad is perfect to eat outdoors.

 

Whip up this delicious Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad for your next picnic.

Cranberry Walnut Chicken Salad

 

Toss your mayo-filled version for this Broccoli Salad with Creamy Almond Dressing.

Broccoli Salad with Creamy Almond Dressing
Image and Recipe via Pinch of Yum

 

These Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips lighten up your favorite craving and side.

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

Salt and Vinegar Zucchini Chips

 

Watermelon Pineapple Summer Salad will be a new picnic staple.

Watermelon Pineapple Summer Salad with Honey Lime Mint Dressing

 

Sneak in plenty of veggies with these easy Ginger Scallion Chicken Wraps.

Ginger Scallion Chicken Wraps

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Healthy Wraps and Portable Lunches

Healthy Wraps

This week in food, we featured a light lunch option that doesn’t feel like you’re grazing, healthy wraps.

First up for Meatless Monday was a Quinoa Wrap with Black Beans, Feta, and Avocado.

Connection Recipe: Quinoa Wrap with Black Beans, Feta and Avocado

 

This Turkey Avocado Wrap is quick and easy, and just 135 calories for lunch on-the-go.

Chicken, Fish and Bison-Oh My!

 

This Curried Pork Salad Wrap on flatbread is more interesting than chicken salad, but still easy, portable, and filling.

Curried Pork Salad Wrap

 

Really want to cut carbs? These Poppy Seed Chicken Fruit Salad Lettuce Wraps are like a light and refreshing, portable salad.

Poppy Seed Chicken Fruit Salad Lettuce Wraps

 

This White Bean Wrap is so easy, you don’t even have to cook. Just mix and spread for lunch anytime.

White Bean Wrap Recipe

 

Lobster Wraps with Lemon Mayonnaise are a lightened version of the New England sandwich classic that will make any picnic more sophisticated.

Lobster Wraps with Lemon Mayonnaise

 

These Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Ginger Garlic Sauce have all your takeout favorites, even noodles, so you won’t even miss the bread.

Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Ginger Garlic Sauce

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Healthy Summer Coleslaw

Healthy Coleslaw Recipes

Barbeque season is coming up, so we’re giving you healthy recipes for different kinds of coleslaw. It’s much healthier than most side dish options, can be made with many different fruits and veggies, and can even be served on top of burgers and tacos.

First up is a healthy take on classic coleslaw flavors with Buttermilk and Blue Cheese Slaw.

Buttermilk and Blue Cheese Slaw

 

Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts Slaw is gluten-free and can be eaten as a side or a salad.

Honey Mustard Brussels Sprout Slaw

 

This Carrot Apple and Walnut Salad is light and delicious, but is also easy without the slicing of a normal slaw.

Carrot Apple and Walnut Salad

 

This Red Cabbage, Cranberry, and Apple Slaw is a crunchy, flavorful option for any picnic or BBQ.

Red Cabbage, Cranberry, and Apple Slaw

 

Jicama Slaw is a fuss-free dish with south-of-the-border flavors, perfect for tacos.

Jicama Slaw

 

This Broccoli Slaw with Oranges and Crunchy Noodles is a light blend of Asian flavors with a peppery punch.

Broccoli Slaw with Oranges and Crunchy Noodles

 

Thai Cabbage Slaw is made with all different kinds of veggies and is great served with grilled steak, chicken, or fajitas.

Thai Cabbage Slaw

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