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Thrive At Five Weekly Meal Planning for July – Week One

Each and every Friday the “Thrive At Five” group of food bloggers will feature five family-friendly main courses, along with three bonus recipes such as side dishes, desserts, appetizers, which are intended to take some of the stress out of weekly meal planning, and grocery store shopping. All the recipes we share will be family friendly, easy to make dishes which will use the freshest of seasonal ingredients.

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Caramelized Roasted Red Potatoes with Lemongrass, Garlic & Cilantro

There are so many terrific convenience products in the grocery store, and as I’ve always been drawn to the produce department in particular, some of my favorite products are from a company called Gourmet Garden. The recipe I’m sharing today for Roasted Red Potatoes with Lemongrass, Garlic & Cilantro takes advantage of two of their products.

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Roasted Garden Fresh Tomato Bacon Basil Linguine

This dish can be made with any type of pasta that is your favorite. I happen to enjoy linguine, and had it in my pantry, so that’s what I used. Feel free to swap out whatever you have, and whatever is convenient. This roasted tomato bacon pasta takes approximately 30 minutes, from start to dinner, which makes it a stress-free recipe that will please the entire family any night of the week.

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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.

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Irresistible Browned Butter Sweet Smoky Roasted Nuts

Can I tell you a little secret? I’m the girl who rifles through the mixed nuts to pick out all the cashews before anyone else can get to them. I know, it’s not my best quality, but I just can’t seem to help myself. So, the moral of the story is…if you like the cashews best, get to the Browned Butter Sweet Smoky Roasted Nuts before I do! LOL

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