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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Balancing healthy & family

This is my favorite recipe for a healthier chicken salad with dried cranberries and diced apple, celery and red grapes. It’s sweet and savory, and crunchy and creamy. Plus, it’s made healthier with less mayo and plain yogurt. Healthier Chicken Salad with Apple, Cranberry, Grapes & Celery Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 […]

Healthier Apple Cranberry Chicken Salad

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This easy falafel salad is so quick, easy and will fill you up! I love having it as a quick lunch. It tastes so fresh with tomatoes, cucumber and parsley. This salad dressing is also so versatile, it goes great with lots of salad combos! Falafel Salad Ingredients: 1 serving pre-made falafel (Trader Joe’s has […]

Easy Falafel Salad

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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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