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Thrive At Five Weekly Meal Planning August Wk 1

Thrive At Five Weekly Meal Planning August Wk 1

This week the five main courses we’re bringing you for your weekly meal planning consideration are; Greek yogurt grilled chicken, a Havarti onion burger, fish tacos, cilantro Thai chicken, and an amazing zucchini pancetta pasta.

The three bonus recipes for your weekly meal planning consideration are;  a snack of peanut butter energy bites, a side dish of an avocado hollandaise sauce over roasted asparagus, and a dessert of lemon raspberry cobber cupcakes.

Zippy Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Zippy Pimento Cheese Mashed Potatoes

I’m not usually one to follow traditions when it comes to food and food holidays like Thanksgiving. What can I say? I get bored easily, and I like to try new things. It’s not always something that my family appreciates, but if I’m the one doing the cooking, then I’m the one who gets to decide what’s on the menu. *insert evil laughter here*

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Garlic Lemon Infused Olive Oil

Heirloom Tomato Salad with Garlic Lemon Infused Olive Oil

This heirloom tomato salad is so good, so fresh, and so loaded with textures and flavors that will explode in your mouth with each and every bite. The crunch from the pistachios, the creaminess of the goat cheese, the sweet and oniony bite of the red onion, the savory earthiness of the fresh thyme, the mild and pungent fragrance of the garlic lemon olive oil, and of course the sweet and juicy garden fresh tomatoes.

BLT Layered Salad With Homemade Croutons

BLT Layered Salad With Homemade Croutons

If you’ve never made your own homemade croutons before I urge you to finally give it a go. The freshness, flavor, and crunch that a homemade crouton provides are about one million percent better than the prepackaged store-bought variety, and they hardly take any time (or effort) to make.

Easy Roasted Potato Salad

Easy Roasted Potato Salad

Ditch the pot of water and grab a baking sheet instead. Since this Easy Roasted Potato Salad calls for roasting the potatoes instead of boiling them, the extra flavor from the caramelization is what gives this potato salad its unique and stand alone flavor.