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Helloooo! Hope you are having a great Monday! I am so glad to be back at it with this week’s Menu Plan Monday and Link Love! Last week we were away and enjoyed many meals out at restaurants and lots of ice cream at Nantucket’s famous Juice Bar. I’m happy to be back to making home cooked meals and starting our new routine now that camp has begun.
My girls were so excited for their new camp this morning and I can’t wait to hear all about their first day! I’m sure they will tell me the highlight was having ice pops and ice cream at the end of the day – I mean what kid doesn’t love that?! Are your kids at camp this summer? I’d love to hear what you and your family are up to and how menu planning goes for you during the summer months. Hope my menus continue to inspire you even during this busy season!
5 Healthy Foods to Always Keep In Your Kitchen @ Rebecca Clyde, RD
⇒ Do you keep these foods on hand? I sure do and they help me get quick and easy meals on the table every week!
Dining Out with the Kids – Making it Healthier @ Halsa Nutrition
⇒ Having just returned from a week of dining out every night with the kids and upcoming work being done to our kitchen, I for one know these tips are key to maintaining healthy habits for the kids. Do you agree?
How Not to Feel Crazy Around Highly Palatable Foods @ Zen & Spice
⇒ Restriction and denying yourself the foods you love doesn’t work, as Emily explains in this post. While I agree with her that you should give yourself permission to enjoy the foods you crave, keep in mind that having those foods on hand doesn’t work for everyone. I am much more in favor of allowing yourself permission, but enjoying those foods when you want them whether at a party, a restaurant, or making a special trip to the ice cream store.
Everything You Need to Know About Turmeric @ Nourish. Breathe. Thrive.
⇒ Turmeric is having a moment right now and for good reason. So many health benefits and a great way to boost flavor in recipes. Find out more about what this spice is good for and how to use it in Katie’s post.
A Playbook for Getting Tweens and Teens to Cook This Summer @ Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
⇒ Are your kids home for the summer? If so, get them in the kitchen and let them cook a meal or two! My girls are still too little to cook by themselves, but I can’t wait for the day when they can make dinner once a week. Katie’s guide is perfect for helping you start this tradition in your family.
Breakfast Quesadillas @ Uproot Kitchen
⇒ I love Mexican breakfasts like huevo rancheros and breakfast tacos. These quesadillas are a great idea for weekend brunch – full of protein, veggies, and carbs and totally satisfying!
Zucchini, Tomato, and Corn Pizza with Sweet Potato Crust @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes
⇒ This pizza has all the best produce of summer on top. Even if you don’t have time to make your own crust, use this recipe as inspiration for topping naan, whole wheat pizza dough, or lavash.
Grilled Snapper with Charred Tomato Relish @ Joyful Healthy Eats
⇒ I love grilled fish, although have to admit I don’t make it home nearly enough. But this recipe has me wanting to change that. Be on the lookout for it to be part of one of the upcoming Menu Plan Mondays!
Strawberry Coconut Popsicles with Blueberries @ Food Faith Fitness
⇒ These are such a fun, homemade version of the usual red, white, and blue pops for the 4th of July. Perfect for kids and adults alike to keep cool this summer!
Menu Plan Monday: Week of June 26, 2017
Monday: Creamy ricotta spaghettini with arugula and asparagus
Tuesday: Dinner out with the kids’ friends
Wednesday: Grilled tofu with cilantro avocado sauce and Corn & Black Bean Quinoa Salad
Thursday: Rosemary-Roasted Tomato Pesto Pizza and salad
Friday: Barbecued chicken, grilled zucchini with mint, portobello mushrooms, and sweet potato salad