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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

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)

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

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

This healthy salad is a great way to jump start your Spring! Quinoa, black beans, mango and vegetables with cilantro and lime juice – a delicious combination perfect for lunch or as a side dish. (perfect for Meatless Mondays!) Leftovers are great, the flavors only get better the next day.

Southwestern Black Bean, Quinoa and Mango Medley

If you want a substantial breakfast, Sunday brunch or even lunch this is a great tasting dish! The sweet potatoes are savory, sauteed with onions and thyme and tossed with leftover diced chicken with eggs. Perfect for Sunday brunch or a light dinner.

Skillet Sweet Potato Chicken Hash with Eggs

An open-faced egg salad sandwich with wild Nova salmon and cucumber slices – under 300 calories, protein packed, and loaded with good fats.

Healthy Avocado Egg Salad and Salmon Sandwich

Not your ordinary tacos – these Thai chicken lettuce tacos are spicy and exotic, made with my light peanut sauce which I make with PB2 (powdered peanut butter) sriracha, ginger and spices. To balance out the spice, I chose to serve these in crisp cool lettuce wraps but tortillas would work great too!

Thai Chicken Peanut Lettuce Tacos

Healthy, baked chicken nuggets with a little kick! I took my Healthy Baked Chicken Nugget recipe and and added a touch of spice!

Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

Chicken and quinoa salad made with cucumbers, feta, tomatoes and olives is perfect for summer!

Grilled Mediterranean Chicken and Quinoa Salad

This healthy salad is made with cooked lentils and diced fresh diced carrots, celery, bell pepper, onion, parsley and lemon juice – perfect to make ahead for lunch for the week as the flavors only get better overnight. It's also vegan, high in fiber, protein and only about 100 calories per serving.

Lentil Salad

Italian tuna and brown rice salad using two basic pantry items—tuna and brown rice – plus capers, good quality chopped olives, frozen mixed vegetables and fresh lemon juice, you can create this easy, make-ahead, healthy salad loaded with flavor and perfect to pack for lunch or a picnic!

Italian Tuna and Brown Rice Salad

Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Feta is delicious, the perfect light dish. In Greece, Greek salads do not have lettuce, instead they are made with fresh cucumber, tomatoes, bell pepper, olives, red onion, oregano, lemon juice, olive oil, and fresh feta – delicious!

Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Feta

Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame is a fresh, quick and delicious salad that takes less than 5 minutes to make, start to finish and there's no cooking involved. It's perfect for the summer because you won't heat up your kitchen!

Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame

Turkey taco lettuce wraps are my go-to recipe when I want to eat something easy, delicious and light, and of course, healthy and low-carb! I forgo the taco shells and use lettuce leaves instead, and don't even miss them!

Turkey Taco Lettuce Wraps

I make Crock Pot Picadillo all the time in my house (Madison's number one request), and because it makes so much I like to get creative with my leftovers. I came up with this quesadilla for lunch one day and my husband said I should put it on the blog, so I thought with Cinco De Mayo coming, it would be fun to do some Cuban-Mexi fusion.

Picadillo Quesadillas

Canned Tuna Ceviche – Transform ordinary canned tuna into a zesty, flavorful lunch with a Latin flair by adding fresh lime juice, cilantro, jalapeño, tomato and avocado in this easy tuna ceviche – so good!

Canned Tuna Ceviche

Quinoa chickpea and avocado salad with cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, lime juice and cilantro – a flavorful vegetarian salad loaded with protein, fiber and healthy fats. 

Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad

These Greek Nachos are a lighter, healthier Greek twist on traditional nachos – made with whole wheat pita chips, hummus, cucumbers, tomatoes and feta.

Greek Nachos

Sauteed sea scallops, arugula and sweet beet salad is another summer favorite, tossed with goat cheese and a honey vinaigrette – this salad is delicious!

Sea Scallops Arugula and Beet Salad

Sliced hard boiled eggs, juicy ripe tomatoes, chopped scallions with a touch of mayonnaise, salt and pepper – enjoy this sandwich for breakfast or lunch.

Egg Tomato and Scallion Sandwich

Spicy shrimp with garlic, zucchini noodles (zoodles), tomatoes and a squeeze of lemon – I just inhaled this EASY low-carb, gluten-free, paleo-friendly dish for lunch which took less than 20 minutes to make, start to finish and it was DELICIOUS!

Zucchini Noodles with Lemon-Garlic Spicy Shrimp

If this slow cooker french dip sandwich filled with beef, melted cheese, caramelized onions and a beef broth to dip in sounds appealing, you NEED to make these!

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich with Caramelized Onions

The taste of chicken pot pie, in a soup! Chicken pot pie is ultimate comfort food and this creamy, chunky soup is loaded with chicken, potatoes, mushrooms, peas, carrots, corn, celery, onions and green beans in every bite.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup