Lunch

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This EASY and fresh couscous is so easy and tasty, and it goes with just about everything. You can serve it with fish, chicken, beef, lamb, or pork, or you can serve it as a meat-free and light main dish.

Houston’s Couscous Salad

This Carne Asada steak salad is made with everything I love – juicy steak, pico de gallo, Monterey Jack cheese and guacamole.

Carne Asada Steak Salad

French Bread Pizza Mummies

This Chickpea and Avocado salad is my go-to lunch when I need something fast and healthy! I load it up with garden vegetables and top it with a little olive oil and lemon, or olive oil and vinegar depending on my mood. Super simple, fresh and fills me up!

Chickpea Avocado Salad

These easy beef empanadas made with my homemade beef picadillo filling and store bought empanada dough are "fried" in the air fryer for empanadas that area ready in minutes (only takes 8 minutes to cook)!

Air Fryer Beef Empanadas

This panko and sesame crusted seared tuna on a bed of arugula and spinach salad, all topped with a wasabi butter sauce, takes Japanese food to whole new level!

Seared Tuna Salad with Wasabi Butter Sauce

Juicy watermelon and soy-marinated Ahi tuna with cucumbers makes a delicious, light, summer salad appetizer or first course when you need a dish to impress!

Ahi Tuna Watermelon Salad

Lentils with hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, avocado, a squeeze of lime juice, cilantro and a few dashes of hot sauce is a really simple meatless lunch I like to make for myself anytime I have cooked lentils (or sometimes I buy them cooked).

Lentil Bowls with Avocado, Eggs and Cholula

Skip the bread and enjoy all the flavors you love in a BLT, without all the carbs in these easy lettuce wraps! So easy and seriously satisfies my BLT cravings. Add some avocado if you wish!

BLT Lettuce Wraps

A great way to get even the pickiest of eaters to enjoy zucchini! Perfect as a snack, appetizer or side dish.

Baked Zucchini Sticks (Oven or Air Fryer)

A classic Cobb salad with a light summer twist. If you live on the coast like me and have access to fresh lobster, this salad is a must! If you’re worried about cooking a live lobster, many seafood stores will steam it for you. Crab or shrimp would also make an excellent substitution.

Lobster Cobb Salad

Asparagus and Green Lentils with Poached Egg

Asparagus and Green Lentils with Poached Egg

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach is made with creamy goat cheese and a white balsamic dressing, but this would also be great with Feta cheese and if you want to add more protein, or skip the cheese add walnuts or slivered almonds.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberries and Spinach

Baked Shrimp Taquitos are so much lighter and healthier than frying, and they come out perfect and crisp! The shrimp filling is SO good you'll be tempted to eat it before you roll them up. I plan on making the filling again to use for shrimp tacos this week!

Baked Shrimp Taquitos

This beautiful Spring Berry Salad with Almond-Cranberry Crusted Goat Cheese is studded with strawberries and served over baby greens, but you can use any seasonal berries or a combination of berries instead. Serve this salad alone or alongside grilled chicken or fish.

Berry Salad with Almond-Cranberry Crusted Goat Cheese

Salad for breakfast? Yes!! This Breakfast BLT Salad can be eaten anytime of the day really, but eggs and bacon served over this simple massaged kale salad with avocado and tomatoes is a delicious, savory, healthy breakfast idea.

Breakfast BLT Salad

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Orange, Endive, Baby Arugula and Radicchio

Grilled Shrimp Salad with Orange, Endive, and Radicchio

Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette is the perfect easy Spring salad made with just a few simple ingredients – asparagus, hard boiled egg and bacon tossed with a Dijon vinaigrette.

Asparagus Egg and Bacon Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

This is my go-to recipe for shoyu ahi tuna, perfect to add to your favorite Poke Bowl.

Shoyu Ahi Tuna Poke

When it's chicken and noodle soup my family craves, we love this easy homemade chicken soup, loaded with chicken, veggies and our favorite pasta shape – Acini di Pepe.

Chicken Soup with Spinach and Whole Wheat Acini di Pepe

Move over tacos, these scallop tostadas are SO good and they’re ready in less than 20 minutes!

Scallop Tostadas

A quick and easy salad in a jar made with shaved Brussels sprouts, chickpeas, marinated artichokes, sun dried tomatoes and Asiago cheese. Perfect to pack for work or anywhere you need a portable lunch on-the-go! To serve you simply shake it up and pour it into a bowl.

Brussels and Chickpea Salad in a Jar with Artichokes

Loaded mini bell pepper nachos – game changer!! These low-carb nachos are loaded with turkey taco meat, cheese and all your favorite nacho toppings!

Mini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey “Nachos”

Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Dried Cherries, Feta & Pepitas

Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato, Dried Cherries, Feta & Pepitas

Creamy, dairy-free and dee-lish thanks to roasting the vegetables which adds so much flavor and depth! Topped with more roasted vegetables for texture, it's both filling yet light.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower Soup

Swapping bread for baked sweet potatoes makes eating a Sloppy Joe so much healthier! This savory-sweet dish is gluten-free, dairy-free, whole30 and Paleo.

Sloppy Joes Baked Sweet Potatoes

This easy, hearty, one-pot meal, loaded with chickpeas and vegetables in every bite is so flavorful with and perfect for a cold winter night.

Chickpea Tomato Soup

Did you eat too much stuffing and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving? Here's a wonderful Fall cobb salad to use up any of that leftover turkey if you're looking for a meal that will be filling yet light.

Leftover Turkey Harvest Cobb Salad

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey is transformed into quick and easy tacos! Just a few ingredients and less than 15 minutes, this is great for a quick lunch or dinner.

Leftover Turkey Tacos with Brussels Sprout Slaw

These delicious breaded cauliflower florets are baked in the oven with a parmesan-crumb crust, they remind me of my Moms fried cauliflower I used to love as a kid – without all the frying!

Cauliflower Nuggets