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Thursday Things

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I'm back this week with a Thursday Things to recap the past few weeks in photos and recipes. Cheers!

Healthy travel snacks, perfect for a long car trip with the family.

Healthy Travel Snacks. We've been doing all kinds of road trips this summer and I always pack lunches so we don't have to eat fast food. I like to pack a combo of fruit, veggies, protein (in this case sugar- and preservative-free turkey), healthy fats like guacamole, and something to dip like sweet potato crackers and pretzels for my daughter. Throw in some sparkling water and we're good to go! I used these bento boxes, these rectangular cups, and these round cups to pack our lunches.

A day at the beach.

A Day at the Beach. The Oregon coast on a sunny day. My happy place.

Swiss chard with pickled stems.

Swiss Chard Two Ways. Saute thinly sliced garlic in olive oil, add chopped chard leaves, sprinkle with sea salt, cook until wilted, then squeeze with half a lemon and serve warm. Meanwhile, chop the stems and marinate in lemon juice, salt, and honey. Serve altogether or separately. 

A healthy breakfast.

A Healthy Little Breakfast. Roast chopped potatoes drizzled with olive oil in a 400 degree oven for about 20-30 minutes or until crispy. Top with fresh rosemary, a fried egg, an avocado, and chopped fresh rosemary.

And in case you missed it, here are new Real Food Whole Life recipes and posts from the past few weeks . . .

A healthy weekly meal plan perfect for summer.

Healthy Weekly Meal Plan. A summer-themed meal plan, this one contains recipes that you can prepare without heating up your kitchen.

Iced Tea Chia Fresca. A refreshing and healthy drink.

Iced Tea Chia Fresca. Iced tea and chia seeds come together is this easy refreshing drink.

Grilled Chicken Power Salad. A light and bright healthy summer salad.

Grilled Chicken Power Salad with Homemade Raspberry Dressing. The perfect healthy summer salad. You guys are loving this one! Grill up a double batch of chicken and have lunch throughout the week.

Weeknight Zucchini and Beef Ragout. A fast, healthy sauce your family will love!

Zucchini and Beef Ragout. A quick and easy family favorite. Serve over zucchini noodles or any kind of pasta you like.

Garden Pasta Salad. A vibrant, healthy pasta salad recipe.

Garden Pasta Salad with Homemade Italian Dressing. Several of you have reached out to let me know how much you're enjoying this pasta salad. In particular, you're telling me how much your kids are enjoying it (and eating their veggies). Love that!

The Easiest 4-Ingredient Guacamole. A super-fast healthy guacamole recipe.

The Easiest 4-Ingredient Guacamole.I know there are a million guacamole recipes out there, but mine is a super-stripped down version that requires only 4 ingredients (including salt) that you can whip up anytime.

Honey-Mustard Green Bean Potato Salad

Green Bean Honey-Mustard Potato Salad. This fun potato salad uses seasonal ingredients and tastes even better if you make it ahead. Perfect for potlucks or BBQs.

Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl. A healthy and delicious smoothie in a bowl with all kinds of fun toppings.

Peach Pie Smoothie Bowl. Smoothie bowls are a fun twist on a traditional smoothie, but feel free to just make the peach pie smoothie part if you're short on time. A great use for fresh, juicy peaches.

Healthy Weekly Meal Plan. Perfect for summer!

Healthy Weekly Meal Plan. Weeknight Turkey Tacos and Southwestern Quinoa Bowls have been the most popular recipes in this healthy meal plan so far.

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