9 Vegetarian Recipes To Try On The Grill

Summertime grilling vegetarian recipes to try, and you won’t miss the meat!

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This Veggie Coconut Curry is one of our favorite dinners. It’s quick, healthy, easy and delicious. It checks off all the boxes! It’s five ingredients (plus spices and oil that you already have on hand) and comes together really quickly. Plus, it’s full of veggies, good-for-you fat and is delicious. My kids love it too, […]

5-Ingredient Veggie Coconut Curry over Brown Jasmine Rice

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I can’t believe it’s Thanksgiving week and the last full week of November! The holidays always kind of sneak up on me. 🙂 I’m finishing my shopping this week and hoping to be done with it before Dec. 1. (If you need some gift ideas for a friend, sister, or yourself, I have 20 favorites […]

Fall Meal Plan Week 3 Dinners: Nov. 23-29

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These are the dinners in week 2 of the 6-week Fall Meal Plan I put together! For $20, the Fall Meal Plan includes 6 weeks of healthy, fall-inspired breakfasts, lunches & dinners planned out for you plus weekly grocery lists. I can’t tell you how nice it was using the grocery list for my shopping […]

Healthy Fall Dinners for Nov. 16-22

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We love fajitas in our house. They’re quick, easy, healthy and everyone loves them. So good! We usually make fajitas one of two ways: Black Bean Fajitas or Chicken Fajitas. Both equally delicious, but depends on our mood. (My girls and I prefer the black bean fajitas, and Alex prefers the chicken fajitas, but both […]

15-Minute Fajitas! 2 Recipes: Classic Chicken Fajitas or Vegetarian Black Bean Fajitas

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This week, we’re celebrating my oldest daughter Raegan turning 8! I can’t believe I’ve been a mom for 8 years now. We’re going to celebrate with whatever dinner she requests. 🙂 And the rest of the week is full of yummy plant-based healthy easy dinners. I hope this gives you some dinner ideas! Here’s what […]

Fall Dinner Plan for Oct. 26 to Nov. 1

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It’s my birthday this week, so we’re starting the week with takeout and filling the week with some of my favorite fall easy dinners. These are all so good! Dinners we make all the time when the weather gets cooler. One, roasted kaboucha squash soup, is a new recipe I can’t wait to try. Here’s […]

Healthy Fall Dinner Meal Plan for Oct. 19-25

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5 Easy Trader Joe's Dinner Ideas

If you love Trader Joe's too, these are my favorite dinners using TJ's items. Kid- and husband-approved, delicious and healthy.

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