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Weekly Meal Planning for July
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Thrive At Five Weekly Meal Planning for July Week 4

This week the Thrive At Five Weekly Meal Planning bloggers are bringing out some of our favorite recipes for your consideration. With five weekly main courses and three bonus recipes, I hope you’ll find somethings your and your family will enjoy, and that the suggestions will help take some of the stress out of your weekly meal planning.

Summer's Best Farmer's Market Fresh Vegetable Salad with Tomatoes and Zucchini
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Summer’s Best Farmer’s Market Vegetable Salad

Whether you grow your own vegetables at home, visit a local farmer’s market for seasonal produce, or shop at your neighborhood grocery store, you simply must add this Farmer’s Market Fresh Vegetable Salad to your menu list while Mother Nature’s bounty of summertime goodness is at it’s peak of flavor! It is truly what summer is all about when it comes to flavor and freshness!

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Sheet Pan Lemon Ginger Shrimp with Veggies & Potatoes

To get even cooking for this sheet pan lemon garlic shrimp meal, you’ll have to flip and stir the contents at least once during the roasting period and make sure that all the ingredients are in an even layer when you return them to the heat. You’ll also need to make sure to cut the potatoes into small size chunks, so they’ll cook at the same rate as the shrimp. Then, as soon as the potatoes are fork tender and the shrimp are pink and opaque, dinner is ready.

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Sweetly Fragrant Garlic Lovers Pork Chops

This recipe for Garlic Lovers Pork Chops was completely inspired by a trip I’d taken to our local warehouse superstore (aka Costco). During that trip, and on a whim that I picked up one of those mega-sized bags of whole, peeled garlic cloves and tossed it into my cart. While I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with so many peeled garlic cloves (there must have been at least 500 or more cloves of garlic in that bag), my mind was excitedly thinking of all the delicious possibilities!

Surprise Orzo Pasta Salad with Sweet Corn & Blueberries
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Surprise Chilled Orzo Pasta Salad with Sweet Corn & Blueberries

What goes better with a backyard BBQ or party in the warm weather than a chilled pasta salad? Not much in my book. This recipe for chilled Surprise Orzo Pasta Salad with Sweet Corn and Blueberries is the perfect accompaniment for any kind protein. Or, it can be a vegetarian lovers delight, and stand completely on its own.