Make Ahead Mashed Potato Bowls with Broccoli and Cheddar for Lunch Boxes

Lunch Box with Mashed Potato Bowl and GoGurt Protein

This easy recipe for Make Ahead Mashed Potato Bowls with Broccoli and Cheddar for Lunch Boxes was created as a pairing for Yoplait Go-GURT Protein. All opinions are my own. August and September are always hot times for lunch box ideas. They appear all over the place — on blogs, websites and in magazines. Readers…

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Banana Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie

Banana Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie 3

This quick and easy recipe for a Banana Coconut Cream Pie Smoothie was created for Yoplait. All opinions are my own. Will and Paige are very independent. Most school days, Will rises with his alarm, gets his own breakfast and then gets himself ready for school. Paige usually wakes up just before Will gets on…

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Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup (Gluten-Free Recipes for People With Diabetes Cookbook)

Chicken Cilantro Soup

This post about an Easy Chicken-Cilantro Soup is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY.   A few weeks ago, one of my college friends came to visit. Over the course of the day, we got coffees, had lunch and caught up on life. One thing she told me surprised me though: my…

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Picnic Pasta Salad

Picnic Pasta Salad

Pack up this perfect quick and easy recipe for Picnic Pasta Salad — an easy on-the-go meal. It’s great for brown bagged work and school lunches too. With August rapidly approaching, I feel like we have passed a major hurdle. We’ve made it through two big heatwaves, and I have managed to (knock on wood)…

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Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

Garlic Scape Garbanzo Bean Dip

My cousins have an organic farm, and for years we’ve gotten most of our veggies there every summer. We look forward to their amazing eggs, their huge heirloom tomatoes and their wonderful variety of greens every summer. But despite the fact that some years they grow garlic, I had to get my garlic scapes elsewhere….

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Simplest Summer Vegetable Miso Noodle Soup

summer veggie miso noodle soup

Our local farmers market opened for the season yesterday (finally!). It used to be an all-organic market that was held just down the street from me. Just minutes away, it was tucked away in the parking lot of a local church. Then it moved a little downtown then a little across town. Throw in a…

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Warm Cheesy Roasted Portabella Caesar Salad

portobello mushrooms

When I saw these portabella mushrooms at a local grocery store, I swooned and my head filled with images of meaty roasted portabellas on a salad. Everything else I had imagined cooking vanished (I had really planned to stuff mushrooms with St. Patrick’s Day leftovers). I just wanted my warm portabellas and cool salad. We’re…

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