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Salmon Chowder

Seafood chowders are one of my favorite types of soup – the flavor reminds me of sitting by the ocean! I love making soup or stew any time of the year. This chowder is full of delicious veggies and big chunks of salmon (yum). Fresh dill ties the whole dish together! Serve this with crackers Salmon Chowder

Garlic Shrimp Pappardelle Pasta

Pappardelle pasta is the wider version of a fettuccine noodle and I absolutely love it with seafood, braised short ribs or bolognese sauce. This pasta has comfort food written all over it – garlicky, buttery shrimp with cheesy noodles. To balance it out, add extra greens into the pasta mix or serve some roasted vegetables Garlic Shrimp Pappardelle Pasta

Caprese Salad Wraps

If I could think of one dish that I make all the time in the summer it’s caprese. I always look forward to pairing juicy tomatoes with creamy mozzarella and fresh basil from my garden. These wraps are a perfectly portable way to enjoy those flavors on-the-go or on your next outdoor adventure. If prepping Caprese Salad Wraps

Fresh Mango Kefir Smoothie

Kefir is a fermented milk that is similar to a drinkable yogurt – full of probiotics that are good for gut health. On it’s own, kefir can be very sour, so I added fresh mango and honey to this smoothie to provide the perfect balance of sweetness. I also added fresh ginger, cinnamon and cayenne Fresh Mango Kefir Smoothie

Dill Potato Salad

I love using fresh herbs to liven up all kinds of dishes – no exception being potato salad. The dill in this recipe adds wonderful flavor and freshness. Serve this with any grilled meats or seafood. This keeps in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Place potatoes in a large Dill Potato Salad

White BBQ Coleslaw

As picnic season approaches, I love having grab-and-go salads in our cooler to enjoy. Coleslaw has always been one of my favorite side dishes – it’s crunchy and tangy and goes really well with grilled meats. The sauce for this coleslaw mimics white BBQ sauce (aka Alabama white sauce). It’s not a sweet sauce like White BBQ Coleslaw

No-Bake Chocolate Almond Oat Bars

I love having a variety of healthy snacks on-hand whenever I need a pick-me-up – typically mid-morning or mid-afternoon. These bars are a great balance of carbs, protein and fat and are naturally sweetened. I used almonds and dried cranberries for my add-ins, but feel free to use whatever dried fruit and nuts you have No-Bake Chocolate Almond Oat Bars