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Cobb Salad in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch is the perfect lunch recipe to make ahead and eat when you're on the go!

Cobb Salad in a Jar with Buttermilk Ranch

I swapped the bread for tomatoes in these quick and easy, low-carb stuffed tomato tuna melts made with tuna salad and melted cheddar. Perfect for lunch and a great way to use up those summer tomatoes!

Tomato Tuna Melts

Figs and Prosciutto, savory and sweet they're a match made in heaven! Add some fresh mozzarella, peppery arugula and balsamic dressing and this salad will make you swoon with every bite.

Prosciutto, Mozzarella and Fig Salad with Arugula

Peaches are so ripe and juicy right now, the perfect time to make this easy, delicious salad you can whip up in minutes!

Peach Arugula Salad

One of my favorite summer salad combinations is watermelon with feta, balsamic, red onion and arugula. It's so refreshing and light, and perfect to make in jars to take to the beach or park (I keep them chilled in cooler).

Watermelon Feta Arugula Salad in Jars

Cucumbers with the seeds scooped out and filled with hummus, avocado, tomatoes, onion and sprouts. So refreshing, healthy and light! An easy low-carb, low-sodium, gluten-free alternative to bread.

Veggie Hummus Cucumber Boats

A protein-packed meatless salad in a jar made with quinoa, lentils, grape tomatoes, arugula, avocado and hard boiled eggs are perfect to pack for work, the beach, picnics, or anywhere you need a portable lunch on-the-go!

Protein Egg and Quinoa Salad Jars

An EASY 15-minute dish you'll want to make all summer long! Fresh heads of romaine lettuce are split down the middle, grilled until slightly charred and smoky, along with fresh corn and skinless chicken thighs, then topped with tomatoes, onions, avocado and a simple salsa vinaigrette.

Grilled Romaine Salad with Chicken, Corn and Salsa Dressing

This simple vegan hummus-avocado toast is perfect for breakfast or lunch! Multigrain toast topped with good-for-you toppings ready in under 5 minutes, what could be better!

Hummus Avocado Toast

These quick and easy Spiralized Summer Roll Bowls with Hoisin Peanut Sauce made with spiralized carrots and cucumbers were inspired by my shrimp summer rolls. I wanted to take those yummy rolls (which can be a bit more time consuming) and turn them into a super-quick meal, less than 10 minutes!

Spiralized Summer Roll Bowls with Hoisin Peanut Sauce

Grilled shrimp, corn, peppers and zucchini topped with fresh avocado and lime juice – an easy light salad you'll want to make all summer long.

Grilled Shrimp and Vegetable Bowl

Shawarma-Spiced Grilled Chicken with Garlic Yogurt – an easy, grilled chicken version of the classic Turkish street food which is usually cooked on a rotating spit.

Grilled Chicken Shawarma

This shredded raw brussels sprout salad with bacon and avocado can be eaten as a main or a side dish. Because raw brussels stand up so well to dressing, it's also great to make ahead – just add the avocado right before serving.

Shredded Raw Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon and Avocado

This Mediterranean Bean Salad is so light and fresh, made with lemon juice, mint and parsley. This can be served as a side dish, perfect for potlucks or to make it a main for lunch serve it over spiralized cucumbers.

Mediterranean Bean Salad

These easy loaded chicken "nacho" tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.

Loaded “Nacho” Chicken Tostada

Avocado toast with lemon and kale is an easy, healthy lunch that takes about 5 minutes to make!

Avocado Toast with Lemon and Kale

North African Spiced Shrimp and Chickpea Salad

A lighter take on the classic Waldorf Chicken Salad served in lettuce leaves so you can eat them with your hands instead of a fork!

Updated Waldorf Salad Cups

Chicken with Roasted Tomato and Red Onions

This colorful Asian-inspired salad is layered with edamame, bell peppers, carrots, snow peas, cabbage and lettuce and a simple sesame-soy vinaigrette. One jar is a huge serving, perfect for lunch or it can serve two as a side dish.

Asian Chopped Salad with Sesame Soy Vinaigrette (In a Jar)

Delicious Mexican pork made in the Instant Pot (pressure cooker) for tacos, burrito bowls, taco salads and more (also great with cilantro lime rice)!

Instant Pot Pork Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork)

Leftover turkey, sweet potatoes, spinach and Gruyere cheese – trust me, you'll want to save some Thanksgiving turkey because this breakfast frittata is SO good!

Leftover Turkey and Sweet Potato Frittata

This thick and creamy broccoli, cheese and potato soup is lick-the-bowl good! Pure comfort in a bowl, a one-pot meal your whole family will love and ready in under 30 minutes.

Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup

When you poach eggs in a flavorful tomato sauce and top them with fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano cheese, you'll think you're having the best tasting raviolis ever! Get a crusty whole grain baguette and you have yourself a meal, perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner!

Eggs Pizzaiola

A Mexican-inspired pasta dish... Chicken fajitas meets pasta night! This easy chicken dinner is made in one pot, for an easy dinner ready in under 30 minutes!

One-Pot Chicken Fajita Pasta

Veggie Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms, stuffed with spinach, bell peppers, cheese and marinara sauce – a delicious meatless meal that's low-carb and pretty genius!

Veggie Lasagna Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Nothing says summer like a Caprese salad, and this one is made with white beans for added protein and fiber. It's EASY to make, and there's no cooking required which is a bonus during these hot summer temperatures we're having this week.

White Bean Caprese Salad

I think it was on an episode of MasterChef Junior that I heard the quote "what grows together, goes together" which makes so much sense. Zucchini, tomatoes and basil are just made for each other, you can serve as a side dish, as suggested, or even as a main dish topped with some grilled shrimp or chicken.

Quick Spiralized Zucchini and Grape Tomatoes

This light crab salad is made with lime juice, olive oil, cilantro and red onion, then stuffed into an avocado. It's light, refreshing and perfect for the summer as a lunch or salad if your having guests and you want to impress! You can easily double or triple this recipe, make the salad ahead and assemble just before serving.

Avocado and Lump Crab Salad

This low-calorie, low-carb tuna lettuce wrap with avocado yogurt dressing transforms ordinary canned tuna into a tasty light lunch filled with hearts of palm, tomatoes, carrots and onion.

Tuna Lettuce Wrap with Avocado Yogurt Dressing