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Healthy Waffle Day Recipes

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Strategies for Successful Meal Planning

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National Barbecue Month

National Barbecue Month

It’s National Barbecue Month, and in honor of it, we’ve got healthy barbecue recipes you’ll love this summer.

First up is a Basic Barbecue Rub and Seasoning you can have in the pantry for a quick boost of flavor.

Basic Barbecue Rub and Seasoning
Image and Recipe via Let’s Dish Recipes

 

This Grilled Chicken with Healthy BBQ Sauce will be perfect with a side of coleslaw at your summer cookouts.

Barbecue Tofu Sandwiches with Homemade Coleslaw are the perfect meatless sandwich for summertime.

Skip the wings and pack in more veggies while you munch with these BBQ Cauliflower Bites.

These Barbecue Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats are made with healthy homemade sauce.

Whip up this beautiful Vegan Barbecue Bowl with Smoked Tofu for a light and tasty spring meal.

This Healthy Barbecue Chicken Pizza is made on a sweet potato crust, so it’s gluten-free.

Healthy Barbecue Chicken Pizza
Image and Recipe via The Soccer Mom Blog
Healthy Pretzel Recipes

Healthy Pretzel Recipes

National Pretzel Day was this week, and if you’re a pretzel lover, we have healthy pretzel recipes to help you enjoy them no matter what your diet looks like.

First up, make these Healthy Mini Soft Pretzels with step-by-step instructions, so they’ll turn out perfectly.

These simple Garlic Ranch Pretzels are a great snack for after school or for game day get-togethers.

Serve these delicious Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels as an appetizer for dinner guests.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels
Image and Recipe via Half-Baked Harvest

 

Those on gluten-free diets can still enjoy a soft pretzel with these Low-Carb Pretzels.

You probably have all the ingredients you need on hand already for these 15-minute Peanut Butter Pretzel Energy Balls.

These Peanut Butter Banana Yogurt Pretzels are the perfect snack for kids, but adults will love them too.

These Healthy Soft Pretzels are everything-flavored, just like your favorite bagels.

Healthy Soft Pretzels
Healthy Nopales Recipes

Healthy Nopales Recipes

As it gets warmer, you may be craving spicy foods perfect for summer, and these healthy nopales recipes will satisfy that craving while making the most of the in-season cactus paddles.

First up, make sure you’re preparing them correctly with this easy guide on How to Cook Nopales.

Image and Recipe via Mexico in My Kitchen

 

This light Summer Nopalitos Salad is a perfect side dish during warm weather.

These quick Nopales Slaw Tostadas with Pickled Red Onions are also vegetarian.

Boost your fruit or green smoothie with nopales cactus in your favorite flavors.

Why& How to Add Cactus to Your Next Smoothie
Image and Recipe via Care2

 

Grilled Cactus and Corn Salad is a tangy side dish perfect for summer barbecues.

Spice up your family gathering with Jalapeno and Cactus Tamales.

Jalapeno and Cactus Tamales
Image and Recipe via Nibbles and Feasts

 

This Low-Carb Cactus Salad is also perfect as a salsa substitute with guests.

Healthy Jackfruit Recipes

Healthy Jackfruit Recipes

Jackfruit is an in-season fruit that’s been gaining popularity in vegetarian and vegan recipes because with the right seasonings and sauces, it can mimic the taste and texture of meat. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or just looking to incorporate more Meatless Mondays, these healthy jackfruit recipes can help you give it a try.

First up, your game day craving can go meatless with this Jackfruit Nacho Supreme.

These beautiful Vegan Bao Buns with Pulled Jackfruit look exactly like their meaty counterparts.

Never miss out on BBQ season with this Ultimate BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork.

Ultimate BBQ Jackfruit Pulled Pork
Image and Recipe via Organic Authority

 

This quirky Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit and Broccoli Rabe Flatbread is perfect for guests or a light lunch.

Skip the food truck at lunch with these easy and delicious Vegan Pulled Pork Banh Mi.

Bring guests meatless munching at your next gathering with these Jackfruit Taquitos with Southwest Dipping Sauce.

Build your own dinnertime favorite with Vegan Teriyaki Jackfruit Bowls the whole family will love.

Healthy PB&J Recipes

Healthy PB&J Recipes

April 2 was National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day, and in honor of everyone who never quite grew up from the beloved classic, here are fun interpretations of healthy PB&J recipes.

First up are some healthy ways to elevate PB&J for your grown-up tastes.

PB&Js for Grown-Ups
Image and Recipe via Shape

 

Transform breakfast for your family with this PB&J Oats Power Bowl.

Whip up these PB&J Superfood Energy Balls for a quick snack on the go.

PB&J Superfood Energy Bars
Image and Recipe via The Healthy Maven

 

These No Added Sugar PB&J Baked Oatmeal Bars are perfect for breakfast or a snack for the kids.

No Added Sugar PB&J Baked Oatmeal Bars
Image and Recipe via Lively Table

 

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Pudding is an easy and delicious way to transform PB&J into a healthy breakfast.

Whip up this simple Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie to drink your childhood favorite.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie
Image and Recipe via Greatist

 

Make this easy Vegan Strawberry PB&J Granola for a healthy snack or breakfast.

Healthy Waffle Day Recipes

Healthy Waffle Day Recipes

It was Waffle Day earlier this week, and to celebrate, we featured healthy waffle recipes all week to help you channel your inner Leslie Knope.

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First up is a simple staple you need in your back pocket, Whole-Wheat Greek Yogurt Waffles.

These healthy Banana, Oat & Blueberry Waffles will fill your family up and keep them energized.

Banana, Oat & Blueberry Waffles
Image and Recipe via My Kids Lick the Bowl

 

Sneak veggies into your brunch with these Sweet Potato Carrot Waffles.

Take waffles on the go with these Meal Prep Chocolate Almond Flour Waffles.

These Healthy Blueberry Matcha Waffles beautifully combine your breakfast and drink order.

Fulfill your fall cravings year-round with these delicious Oatmeal Pumpkin Waffles.

Whip up these Healthy Banana Waffles that are fluffy inside and crispy outside for a morning treat.

Healthy Banana Waffles
Image and Recipe via Savory Nothings