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These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

Zucchini Taco Boats (gluten-free, grain-free & a vegetarian option!)

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

What’s your family’s favorite vegetable? For us, it’s zucchini! It’s a vegetable I feel good cooking because I know my kids will actually eat it. Don’t you love when that happens?

This summer we’ve been enjoying lots of zucchini since it’s so fresh, especially where we live in south Louisiana. Our favorite zucchinis are the ones my mom sends us from her garden. There really isn’t anything quite like garden-fresh vegetables! Especially when you know they’re grown with lots of love.

Since my kids love zucchini so much, I’ve learned to prepare it in my different ways, from baked parmesan zucchini to zucchini chips to (our favorite!) zucchini spaghetti noodles. This Zucchini Taco Boats recipe is one I can add to my list now!

This is an easy dinner that’s ready in about 45 minutes and packed with vegetables. It’s gluten-free, grain-free, and can be made vegetarian if you choose to use beans instead of ground meat. All the flavors you love about tacos stuffed into fresh zucchini – the whole family will love it.

I hope you get to make this dinner soon; it’s easy, healthy, and so delicious. Let us know what you think!
These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!

Zucchini Taco Boats (gluten-free, grain-free & a vegetarian option!)
 
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These Zucchini Taco Boats are a healthy way to shake up taco night! All the flavors of tacos packed with extra veggies. Gluten-free & vegetarian-friendly!
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 8 zucchini boats
Ingredients
  • Oil for cooking
  • 4 zucchini
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced (optional)
  • 1 pound ground beef or turkey, or 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup corn kernels, canned or frozen
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (or your favorite cheese)
  • Salsa and cilantro for serving (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 9x13” casserole dish.
  2. Slice each zucchini in half lengthwise. Use a spoon or a melon baller to scoop out the flesh in the middle of each zucchini. Place zucchini in the casserole dish.
  3. In a large skillet, warm a little oil over medium heat. Add onion, bell pepper and jalapeño; cook for 5-7 minutes, until the onions becomes translucent.
  4. Add the beef/turkey or black beans, corn, diced tomatoes, chili powder and cumin; stir to combine. Cook for about 5 minutes, until the meat (if using) is thoroughly browned, breaking up any large chunks. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Scoop the mixture into each zucchini half. Sprinkle the zucchini with cheese.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, until the cheesy is bubbly and starting to brown. Serve with salsa and fresh cilantro.
 

A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake

A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.

A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.

A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.

I’m a huge fan of breakfasts that taste like dessert. Who isn’t?! Anything from decadent oatmeal to scones to chocolate pancakes is a great treat in the morning to get our day started on a good note. I know that when I serve up something sweet (but still nutritious), the whole family will love it.

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is a new addition to our sweet breakfast line-up, but it’s already a favorite! I’m a huge fan of smoothies since they’re quick to make and easy to take with us on-the-go. You could double or triple this recipe to feed the whole family one morning!

The combination of chocolate, peanut butter, and banana is heavenly here, and oatmeal adds extra nutrition. Your kids will never know they’re slurping down something that’s actually good for them!

A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake
 
A healthy breakfast shake that tastes like dessert! This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Shake is one your kids will ask for every day.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • ¼ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons natural peanut butter*
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • Chocolate chips, for serving (optional)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, adding more liquid if needed.
Notes
*If you're allergic to peanuts, use your favorite nut or seed butter.
 

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids' new favorite snack! It's the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids’ new favorite snack! It’s the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids' new favorite snack! It's the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids' new favorite snack! It's the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

If you haven’t already noticed, we’re a family who loves hummus. Anything from buffalo chicken hummus dip to BLT hummus cups to even cooking chicken in hummus. If there’s a way to add hummus to it, we’re going to do it!

One reason I love hummus so much is that it’s a convenient, healthy snack that I feel good giving my kids. It’s full of protein and nutrition from chickpeas, plus it’s vegetarian and gluten-free, so it’s very allergy-friendly. I love prepping hummus cups at the beginning of the week with a few spoonfuls of hummus dip and fresh-cut veggies for a snack that’s quick to grab when we’re running out the door!

I like to keep a couple containers of our favorite hummus on hand at all times for snacking emergencies, but when I have time, I love to make my own! You can make it whatever flavor you want and control the amount of ingredients you use. I think it just tastes better, too. ;)

I love using sun dried tomatoes in my cooking, so of course I had to make a hummus version. This sun dried tomato hummus is full of flavor! It’s the perfect appetizer to serve at dinner or a party, or a great healthy snack to have on hand for you and the kids to enjoy. Serve with crackers or veggies for the ultimate dip!

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids' new favorite snack! It's the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

This flavorful Sun Dried Tomato Hummus will be your kids' new favorite snack! It's the perfect healthy dip for crackers or fresh vegetables.

 

Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
  • ⅓ cup sun-dried tomatoes in oil
  • 3 tablespoons tahini
  • 2 tablespoons oil from sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon, juiced (about ¼ cup)
  • ½ teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, plus more to taste
  • Water, if needed
Instructions
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add all ingredients. Blend until smooth, adding a little bit of water if necessary to thin it out. Blend until hummus is your desired consistency.
Notes
Store hummus in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
 

8 Healthy BBQ Recipes

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They’re fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

One of my favorite parts of summer is having family & friends over to enjoy good food and each other’s company. I’m a true entertainer at heart! I love to serve up delicious eats and spend time with the ones I love. There is no better time of the year to do this than summer – the weather is beautiful, the food is fresh, the kids are out of school, and everything is just better. Agreed?

We like to use our outdoor kitchen as much as possible during the summer, so having a ton of recipes to make on the grill is important. We always grill fresh zucchini and skewers, but I wanted to get some more ideas when it came to healthy BBQ recipes so my guests will really be impressed.

All of these recipes will help you enjoy all of the flavors and recipes you love about BBQ parties, but lightened up! Yes, you can still enjoy delicious BBQ food and still be healthy. These recipes are full of fresh vegetables, clean protein, and lots of flavor.

Let us know which of these healthy BBQ recipes you get to make this summer! What’s your favorite BBQ party dish to serve or bring?

1. Perfect Grilled Skewers & Kabobs

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

2. Easy Homemade Barbecue Sauce

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

3. BLT Pasta Salad from Life in the Lofthouse

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

4. Vegan & Gluten-free Sweet Potato Sliders from Emilie Eats

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

5. Skinny Mexican Grilled Corn from The Cookie Rookie

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

6. BBQ Banana S’Mores from The Typical Mom

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

7. Pineapple Salsa from The Gunny Sack

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

8. Grilled Salmon Skewers with Garlic and Dijon from Natasha’s Kitchen

These 8 healthy BBQ recipes will help you have the best summer BBQ party ever! They're fresh, full of flavor, and made with healthy ingredients. Delicious!

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl from 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. 

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth.

I’m so excited to share this smoothie bowl recipe with you for a couple reasons! First, you know how much I love chocolate, especially paired with peanut butter. Is there a combination more delicious? I think not! My kids can never say no – and neither can I. ;)

Second, this recipe is from my friend Alison Lewis’ book 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes. Yes, 200 recipes! Smoothies are a great way to pack in lots of fruits and veggies in your family’s diet, and smoothie bowls make them even more fun. They’re super creamy, and you can top them with all your favorite toppings. A great interactive meal for kids!

The big difference between a normal smoothie and a smoothie bowl is the texture. You want your smoothie bowl to be super thick – almost like soft-serve ice cream! Between the thick texture and the chocolate-peanut buttery deliciousness, this peanut butter cup smoothie bowl will have you thinking you’re enjoy dessert for breakfast.

200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes has every smoothie recipe you can think of, from kid-friendly recipes, green creations, dessert bowls, and even coffee and tea bowls for those of us that need our caffeine. Some of the recipes include Upside Down Apple Pie Smoothie Bowl, Green Coconut Smoothie Bowl, and Peach Paradise Smoothie Bowl. Can you say YUM?!

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth.

Smoothie bowls couldn’t be simpler to make. All you have to do is throw your ingredients in a blender, blend, and pour into bowl. You could even prep some DIY smoothie freezer packs ahead of time! Of course, I’d argue that the best part of a smoothie bowl is the toppings. The possibilities are endless! For this peanut butter cup smoothie bowl, we love banana, chocolate chips, chia seeds, and a touch of extra cocoa powder. I can never say no to more chocolate!

All of the recipes in 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes are great for breakfast or snacking, and I know your kids will love them. Be sure to get your copy on Amazon!

Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth.

Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl
 
Yes, your breakfast can taste like dessert! This Peanut Butter Cup Smoothie Bowl is creamy, sweet, and a healthier way to indulge your sweet tooth. From 200 Best Smoothie Bowl Recipes by Alison Lewis.
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Recipe type: Smoothie
Serves: 1-2
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup sweetened vanilla-flavored almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 frozen banana, cut into pieces (if necessary)
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 4 ice cubes
  • Suggested Toppings: Unsweetened cocoa powder, sliced banana, mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In blender, combine almond milk, cocoa powder, banana, peanut butter and ice. Secure lid and blend (from low to high if using a variable-speed blender) until smooth.
  2. Pour into a bowl or bowls and top with any of the suggested toppings, as desired.
 

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