Vegetable Sesame NoodlesNow that summer is in full swing, we're all about BBQs and picnics. This veggie packed sesame noodle pasta salad is always such a hit whether I'm entertaining or bringing it over to a potluck. I find most sesame noodle marinades use peanut butter or soy sauce, but this one uses coco aminos instead so the dressing doesn't overpower the entire dish! Lemon Dill Quinoa SaladLooking for an easy summer salad?? I got you covered 😉
As a vegetarian mama, my go-to plant-based protein source is always quinoa! For the summer months when it's too hot to make anything warm, I love making this citrus herb quinoa salad for a main or side dish at our backyard barbecues. With fresh dill grown straight from our garden, this meal is so fragrant and flavorful. We make this on repeat all summer long!
Southwest Bean + Corn Pasta SaladAs a vegetarian mama, beans are often my go-to for a rich protein source. I find that they pair well with corn and come together for a full meal when combined into an avocado pasta salad with a cilantro-lime vinaigrette dressing. This dish works well as a main meal or side and can be meal prepped by cooking the pasta beforehand, in addition to chopping your veggies and roasting the corn.
🍱 Perfect for lunchboxes
⏰ Great meal-prep mealChunky GuacamoleOur homemade guacamole is such a flavorful dip or appetizer, and is extremely kid-friendly! Avocados are a great source of vitamins C, E, K, and B6, and they contain high levels of healthy fats that keep you fuller in between meals (so that the kids won't come back 5 minutes later complaining they're still hungry!). Citrus Herb Quinoa SaladQuinoa is one of our favorite grains to meal prep because it's a great source of plant protein, is gluten free, high in fiber, and contains loads of vitamins. It's also super easy to meal prep + freeze! This meal combines healthy fats from creamy avocado, the aromatic fresh flavors of dill, salty feta, cool + crisp cucumbers, and sweet tomatoes in this wow-factor salad.Watermelon Salad with FetaThe bold flavors of sweet watermelon, refreshing mint, and tangy lime pair so well together for a light summery meal. Easy to meal prep, all it takes is some washing and cutting of fruits, spinach, and cheese to prepare this fun main or side dish. It's one of our favorite picnic meals!Honey Glazed Butternut Squash & Apple Pasta SaladHalloween Stuffed “Jack-o’-Lantern” PeppersTomato Avocado Salad with a Lemon VinaigretteMediterranean Quinoa SaladRed, White, and Blueberry Fruit SaladRecipe inspired by @eatingbyelaineTeriyaki Quinoa Bowls