Easy Baked Shrimp

This delicious baked shrimp with lemon, garlic and butter is a a quick and easy oven-roasted shrimp recipe perfect for a quick dinner. How to Make the Best Baked Shrimp This mouth-watering baked shrimp is on of my go-to recipes when I need a super easy homemade dinner fast! There is nothing easier than making […]

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Creamy Shrimp Pasta

This amazing creamy shrimp pasta is an easy recipe with garlic butter and spinach sauce. Flavorful spices, tomatoes and cream cheese makes this rich dish irresistible! Easy Creamy Shrimp Pasta When it comes to shrimp pasta, this Creamy Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta Recipe is about as good as it gets! I have been making this […]

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American Flag Vegetable Tray

This fun American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe makes an easy 4th of July party idea! Such a cute patriotic party veggie tray.

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe. Easy low carb appetizer for a 4th of July party.

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray 

This fun American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe makes an easy 4th of July party idea! I love coming up with fun vegetable tray platters for a party and had a blast making this American Flag Vegetable Tray for Memorial Day.  With the 4th of July coming up soon, this easy red white and blue veggie tray idea is sure to be a hit with your party guests!

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Getting creative with summer entertaining and grilling can be easy with these simple party food ideas. Pizza and a vegetable tray are the perfect combination. After baking pizza on the grill, I’m totally hooked on pizza vs burgers or hot dogs for a barbecue! So you’ll notice some yummy Ristorante Pizza by Dr. Oetker on my patriotic party table. It’s the best for grilling because of the delicious thin crust.

Ristorante Grilled Pizza

Originally Published June 16, 2014 

Easy 4th of July Low Carb Recipe

For a low carb option this 4th of July, this veggie tray is one of the easiest things to make! Along with the American flag vegetable tray and grilled pizzas, I made my favorite dill dip recipe and turned it blue to complete the American flag design. I searched through my cabinets to find a blue square container and once it was all together, I thought this veggie tray turned out terrific!

American Flag Vegetable Tray - Easy 4th of July Party Appetizer - Dill Dip Recipe

 

How Do You Make An American Flag Vegetable Tray?

Making this vegetable tray is as easy as 1,2,3! I have to admit that dipping the delicious crispy pizza into the dill dip is very tasty! I found these cute red, white and blue containers at Michaels and they were perfect for serving the grilled pizza.

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Can you guess what I made the stars from? They are radishes cut with a small star fondant cutter! You could use cucumbers, but they won’t be as white. A star cookie cutter would be great too.

–> Get a star cookie cutter in various shapes on Amazon here.

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How Did You Make the Dill Dip Blue?

I added blue food coloring to my dill dip. I think using a blue sandwich container also helped it look bright colored. You’ll want to gradually add a few drops of food coloring until you get the desired blue you like. Get a blue container like mine on Amazon here.

I hope you enjoy this vegetable tray platter idea! If you grill some pizza or make this veggie tray for the 4th of July, share a photo with me on social media. I’d love to see how it turned out!

 

What Will I Need for this American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter?

Here’s a list of what you’ll need. Feel free to use which ever red and white vegetables you prefer. I found the veggies that are the most popular in my home.

Dill Dip Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill, minced
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6-10 Drops of Blue Food Coloring

I’ve got the full directions that you can print below and also made a fun video! 

  1. Slice the vegetables and line them up on the cookie sheet in rows of white and red.
  2. Mix all ingredients of the dip together in a bowl. Gradually add a few drops of the food coloring until you get the desired blue.
  3. Add the dip to a square container and place in the top left side of the cookie sheet. Thinly slice a radish and cut stars then place in rows on the dip.
  4. Serve with grilled pizza and fruit for a fun and simple 4th of July dinner!


American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter

Easy American Flag Vegetable Tray Platter and Dill Dip Recipe. Easy low carb appetizer for a 4th of July party. Fun patriotic party veggie tray.

  • 1 Large Cookie Sheet
  • Square Container for the Dill Dip
  • Small Star Fondant Cutter
  • 3 Cucumbers
  • 10-15 Radishes
  • Cauliflower
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 Red Peppers

DILL DIP

  • 1/2 cup Fat Free Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 8 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Dill (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon Fresh Parsley (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Minced Onion
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 6-10 Drops of Blue Food Coloring
  1. Slice the vegetables and line them up on the cookie sheet in rows of white and red to make the American Flag stripes.
  2. Mix all ingredients of the dip together in a bowl.
  3. Gradually add a few drops of the food coloring until you get the desired blue.
  4. Add the dill dip to a square container and place in the top left side of the cookie sheet.
  5. Thinly slice a radish and cut stars, then place in rows on the dip.
  6. Serve with grilled pizza and fruit for a fun and simple 4th of July dinner!


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Do you have any fun 4th of July Dessert Recipes?

Want a dessert version of this American Flag recipe? Try this American Flag Strawberry Shortcake or these easy no-bake American Flag Marshmallow pops. Here’s more of my favorite 4th of July Party Recipes!

Red, White and Blue 4th of July Recipes. Fun desserts, appetizers and free party printables at LivingLocurto.com

What Are Other Good Vegetable Tray Platter ideas for a party?

When you need more healthy party appetizer ideas, here are a few of my go-to recipes.

Easy Homemade Greek Tzatziki Dip Recipe

Traditional Greek Tzatziki dip recipe and fresh vegetable tray platter. Pair sauce with chicken or lamb meat. Greek yogurt and cucumber sauce veggie tray.

10 Minute Spinach Artichoke Dip

Easy Instant Pot Spinach Artichoke Dip baked in only 10 minutes! Easy pressure cooker recipe when you need a simple, fast and delicious appetizer.

 

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Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower

Incredibly easy, low-carb Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower that turns out perfectly crispy in an air fryer or oven. Served hot or cold, this healthy version of fried cauliflower is full of flavor and one recipe you’ll be making over and over again!

Low-carb Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower air fryer or oven recipe

Delicious Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

I’ve jumped on the cauliflower band wagon and now can’t get enough of this amazing Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower recipe! If you have never liked cauliflower before, then this is the first recipe you should try. With only 50 calories per serving, it’s worth every spicy bite!

In our home, we love all things spicy, especially Buffalo sauce. I think my son goes through a bottle a week! This healthy version of fried cauliflower is up there with my favorite Buffalo chicken dip. As I’m trying to get my family to eat more vegetables, this Roasted Cauliflower has definitely been a hit.

For example, right after taking photos of this recipe, I handed a cup full to my husband. He said “Is this cauliflower? No thanks!” I convinced him to try it and he ate the whole cup! Believe me… it’s good!

Easy low-carb Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower that turns out perfectly crispy in an air fryer or oven.

Why is Cauliflower so Popular?

Cauliflower is the hot new vegetable. I’m seeing it everywhere recently bought some tasty cauliflower sandwich thins to replace bread. Seeing it everywhere got me wondering why is it so popular? Basically, it comes down to the fact that cauliflower has a similar texture to potatoes, but without all the carbs. With so many people on specific diets such as Keto and limiting carbs, cauliflower become the new potato!

It also has almost as much vitamin C as oranges, plus high in fiber and water, which are important for preventing constipation, maintaining a healthy digestive tract, and lowering the risk of colon cancer.

Crispy Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Air Fried Cauliflower

With all of the great health benefits of cauliflower, I had to come up with a recipe for my air fryer. You don’t need an air fryer for this recipe as I have both the oven and air fryer recipe for you. But it’s so much quicker in the air fryer, that it might make you want to run out and buy one! We use our air fryer so much that I need a second one and I’m dying to get this 8 qt extra large air fryer soon.

Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe

 

How to Choose the Best Fresh Cauliflower

When choosing fresh cauliflower, know that it should have a firm head with no dark spots and bright green leaves attached to the stem. You can store it in the refrigerator in a plastic bag for up to 5 days.

How Should You Serve Roasted Cauliflower?

This Buffalo roasted cauliflower is delicious both cold or hot. Serve it as an appetizer with blue cheese dipping sauce, a side dish with your dinner, loaded in a sandwich or make as a snack when you are craving something savory.

Easy Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower Recipe for the Air Fryer or Oven

I hope you enjoy this tasty recipe as much as I do!

Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower | Air Fryer and Oven Recipe

Easy low-carb Buffalo Roasted Cauliflower that turns out perfectly crispy in an air fryer or oven. This healthy version of fried cauliflower is full of flavor and a recipe you’ll love to make over and over again!

  • 5 cups cauliflower, chopped ((1 medium head))
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt ((add more to taste))
  • 1 tablespoon white whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon Buffalo wing sauce (for serving)
  1. In a large bowl, add the cauliflower, sauce, olive oil, garlic powder
  2. salt and flour. Toss until sauce coats all of the cauliflower.

Air Fryer Directions

  1. Spray the air fryer grill with cooking spray and add cauliflower.
  2. Set air fryer to 400 degrees and cook for 15 minutes. At 7 minutes toss cauliflower.
  3. Cook a few minutes longer if you prefer charred and crispy bites.
  4. After removing from air fryer, toss with a tablespoon of warmed sauce and serve.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Coat a baking pan with olive oil or cooking spray and spread cauliflower on pan evenly.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes. Tossing at the 15 minute mark so each side gets crispy.
  4. After removing from oven, toss with a tablespoon of warmed sauce and serve.

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BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.

BLT wrap with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.

Easy BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole

These tasty BLT wraps are perfect for a busy weeknight dinner or quick lunch.  Enjoy this easy homemade guacamole recipe and bacon, lettuce and tomato wrap recipe.

Dinner doesn’t have to be super fancy and wraps are always a favorite in my family. I’m happy to have Divian Connor, our amazing contributor, back with another quick and easy recipe idea!

We have had numerous wraps for lunch lately, as I am always stocked with flour tortillas. Seriously, you can make any sandwich combination and use a tortilla. I was hankering for a BLT sandwich, but my kids had used the last of the loaf of bread the day before on peanut butter sandwiches… but hey, I had flour tortillas, avocados and lemons. I decided to give it a go and really, this BLT wrap was so yummy! And bonus, my kids loved it.

Originally published July 23, 2013

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe.

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Quick and Easy Homemade Guacamole

I have a new-found love of avocado and each time I head to the grocery store, I am buying four or five at a time. I love the creaminess of avocados. They are just so refreshing!

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps.

For the easy chunky homemade guacamole, I used one avocado, the juice from one lemon, two tablespoons of sour cream and a little salt and pepper to taste.

Using a spoon, mash and mix everything together. I like mine chunky, and really, the avocado is so creamy, the chunks melt in your mouth.

How to make BLT Wraps

For the wrap, cook a few slices of bacon and cut into chunks or crumble. Slice fresh tomato and cut up a bit of lettuce. I love lettuce with color and texture, so I purchased a small package called Artisan Lettuce I got at the grocery.

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or dinner.

 

Simply layer your guacamole on your flour tortilla, then add lettuce, tomato and bacon pieces. Wrap by taking one side of the wrap and tucking it under the ingredients and roll.

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe.

Super easy, but so simple and so good. My kids ate their entire wrap!

BLT wraps with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner. #bacon #recipe #blt

BLT Wraps with Homemade Guacamole Recipe

BLT wrap with easy homemade guacamole recipe. Bacon, lettuce and tomato wraps are a delicious idea for lunch or a quick dinner.

  • 4 slices bacon, crumbled
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 1 cup lettuce
  • 4 flour tortillas

Homemade Guacamole

  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Guacamole

  1. Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado into a medium bowl. Then add the juice from a lemon, sour cream, salt and pepper. Mash and mix with a fork, set aside.

  2. Cook a few slices of bacon and cut into chunks or crumble.
  3. Slice a fresh tomato and cut up a bit of lettuce.

  4. Layer the guacamole on your flour tortilla, then add lettuce, tomato and bacon pieces.
  5. Wrap by taking one side of the wrap and tucking it under the ingredients and roll.

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Lemon Basil Salmon Foil Bake (VIDEO)

This sheet pan lemon basil salmon foil bake is a quick and easy dinner recipe. With only a few minutes of prep time, this healthy meal is sure to please any salmon lover.

A fast sheet pan lemon basil baked salmon recipe with veggies. With only 10 minutes of prep time, this healthy meal is sure to please any salmon lover. #salmon

Easy Sheet Pan Lemon Basil Salmon Foil Bake

Sheet pan Lemon Basil Salmon Foil Bake is perfect for the grill or oven. I’m starting my low carb diet again and made one of my favorite sheet pan lemon basil salmon recipes this weekend that I think you’ll love! Making sheet pan dinners is so easy and perfect for busy week nights.

Salmon is by far my favorite fish. I’m always looking for new ways to cook this flavorful low carb, healthy dish. friend Cate shared this recipe several years ago for one of my free weekly meal plan dinners. Ever since then, I’ve been hooked!

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Originally published September 2014

Easy No Mess Sheet Pan Dinner!

This delicious baked salmon recipe is fast, easy and since you bake it in foil on a sheet pan, there is no pan to wash! Fresh basil, butter, lemon, asparagus and tomato are a great combination! Feel free to substitute the asparagus for your favorite green vegetable.

I love that it only takes a few steps to make. You can assemble the foil packs ahead of time, then bake when you’re ready for dinner.

Basil Lemon Salmon Foil Bake - Fast and Easy Dinner Recipe! LivingLocurto.com

Why You Should Eat Salmon

When you are feeling sluggish, salmon is the perfect brain food. It’s an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals, but it’s the omega-3 fatty acids that will give you the brain boost. These fatty acids are thought to contribute to healthy brain function,  along with being good for your heart, joints and general wellbeing. Eating fish may reduce the risk of heart disease as well.

Easy Salmon Foil Bake How to Video

Watch the video below to see just how easy it is to make this Basil Lemon Salmon Foil Bake recipe!

 

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I hope you enjoy this delicious, simple sheet pan basil lemon salmon foil bake recipe! This is one of my go-to low carb recipes when I need something quick and easy.

Lemon Basil Salmon Foil Bake

This sheet pan lemon basil salmon foil bake is a quick and easy low carb dinner recipe. With only 5-10 minutes of prep time, this healthy meal is sure to please any salmon lover.

  • 2-4 Salmon Fillets
  • 1/2 stick softened butter
  • 3 tbsp fresh basil (finely chopped)
  • 1 lemon (sliced)
  • 3 Roma Tomatoes (diced)
  • Fresh Asparagus
  • Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Foil
  1. Preheat oven or grill to 375°
  2. Mix the chopped basil into the softened butter and set aside
  3. Lay out foil for holding individual Salmon fillets. Foil should be about 12-15 inches in length
  4. Spray foil with non-stick cooking spray
  5. Place salmon in the center of the foil, skin side down
  6. Put a spoonful of the basil butter mixture on top of salmon and press down slightly with a spoon along the top of the salmon and sprinkle with salt and pepper
  7. Place 1 lemon slice on top of each salmon fillet
  8. Add 4 asparagus stems to each packet (rub butter mixture on top of asparagus for extra flavor)

  9. Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoons of the tomatoes on top of lemon layer
  10. Sprinkle with salt to taste and grind fresh pepper over the top
  11. Pull top and bottom of foil up and roll down until it seals in the center. Fold over the sides several time toward the center to seal and form the foil packet.
  12. Place foil packets on a baking sheet or directly on grill and bake for 20 minutes.
  13. Open steaming packets carefully and transfer to plates.

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Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado

This simple Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado is a perfect dish to share when watching Mamma Mia! Here we Go Again, now available to own on Digital and available on Blu-ray October 23. A juicy baked chicken recipe and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a homemade Greek salad is an irresistible low carb meal packed with flavor!

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado. Juicy baked chicken and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a homemade Greek salad is an irresistible low carb recipe packed with flavor!

The Best Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado!

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

Greek food and ABBA are two of my favorite things! When I was asked if I wanted to share a recipe to help celebrate the Worldwide Phenomenon and Sing-Along event of the year, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Sing-Along EditionI said of course!

Make plans for a Mamma Mia movie night in soon with this amazing recipe for Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado. First of all, this baked chicken is super moist, easy to make and perfect for a healthy Greek Salad. Second, you’ll want to be sure to serve it up while watching Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which is on digital now and on Blu-ray & DVD Oct 23.

Seriously, this easy baked chicken greek salad is drool worthy don’t you think? I could eat this everyday!!

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado and fresh vegetables. Juicy chicken and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a Greek salad is a low carb recipe packed with flavor!

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

As soon as this movie came out in the theaters, I was there! Now that it’s on digital, I’m even more excited to watch it again, so I can sing along at home. LOL! If you haven’t seen this cute movie yet, it’s a must! It’s so fun to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi with this musical full of ABBA songs.

Baked Chicken Greek Salad Recipe and Baked Chicken Greek Salad Recipe

The original cast returns and I love that Cher makes an appearance! The guys are my favorite though, because I have a crush on Colin Firth. I dream of living on a Greek island running around singing ABBA songs! When I visited Greece, that’s kind of what I did. LOL! Get the film here.

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Easy Baked Chicken Greek Salad

Since I don’t live on a Greek island, this yummy Baked Chicken Greek Salad will have to do for now. It’s a twist on the traditional Greek salad. I made a homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing and added avocado. It’s full of flavor and very easy to whip up for dinner or party.

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Romaine lettuce tossed with fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, yellow peppers, olives, red onion and feta cheese makes the most amazing salad! I love the rainbow of colors.

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado and fresh vegetables recipe.

You don’t have to add chicken to your salad, but it makes more of a hearty meal. This baked chicken recipe is my go-to meal for perfectly moist chicken every time!

First, I marinade the chicken in the dressing, then brown each side over the stove and finally bake in the oven.

Baked Chicken Greek Salad - Easy recipe to bake moist delicious chicken

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Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado Recipe

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Baked Chicken Greek Salad Recipe

Baked Chicken Greek Salad with Avocado

Juicy baked chicken and fresh avocado slices loaded onto a homemade Greek salad is an irresistible low carb recipe packed with flavor!

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper

Greek Salad

  • 2  large skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 4  cups  romaine lettuce leaves (chopped)
  • 1  avocado (sliced)
  • 1 cucumber (halved and sliced)
  • 2  small tomatoes (cut into wedges)
  • 1/2  yellow pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2  red onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup Feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 1/4  cup  pitted kalamata olives (sliced)
  • 1/2 lemon
  • Fresh ground pepper

Dressing

  1. In a bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar and mustard together.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil and blend.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer to an air tight container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Baked Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of dressing and chicken breasts to a large zipper bag or bowl and toss together.
  3. Lightly coat a baking dish or skillet that is oven and stovetop safe with cooking spray and place the chicken breasts into the dish.
  4. Brown the chicken breasts over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes on each side.
  5. Remove from heat and bake in the oven for 15-18 minutes or until cooked all the way through (meat thermometer should read 165°). If your dish is not oven safe, place chicken into a casserole baking dish before putting in the oven.?Remove from oven, cover the dish with foil for 5 minutes to let the chicken rest before slicing for the salad.

Greek Salad

  1. While the chicken is baking, fill a large bowl with romaine lettuce.
  2. Combine the avocado, cucumber, tomatoes, yellow pepper, onion, Feta and olives.
  3. Squeeze the juice from a lemon wedge over the vegetables.
  4. Add the sliced chicken and sprinkle with fresh pepper to taste.
  5. Drizzle a tablespoon of dressing over the chicken.
  6. Serve this baked chicken greek salad with dressing on the side.

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Honey Lime Baked Chicken

These amazingly easy Honey Lime Baked Chicken Breasts are so moist and juicy! If you make this recipe, you’re guaranteed to enjoy a delicious dinner in less than 30 minutes. Bonus, it’s a flavorful low carb meal the whole family will love! Easy Honey Lime Baked Chicken Breasts I have finally made one of the […]

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Free Printable School Lunch Box Planner

Last updated on August 21st, 2018 at 09:35 am

This Printable School Lunch Box Meal Planner with 85 School Lunch Ideas is a life saver! Helpful back to school tips. Parents will love these healthy and new school lunch ideas for kids.

Free Printable School Lunch Box Meal Planner with 85 school lunch Ideas. New healthy ideas for school lunch ideas for kids. Back to school menu calendar.

Free Printable School Lunch Box Meal Planner

Isn’t it hard to come up with new school lunch ideas? I’m excited to share a free printable school lunch box planner to help you out! Because our school starts soon, meant it was time to start think about school lunch box ideas. I began writing a bunch of ideas down. Instead of packing the same school lunch each week, I plan to get a little more creative this year. I’ve made super creative school lunches like these Powerpuff Girls Sandwiches, but there is no way I can do that everyday!

To help with planning ahead for fun but simple school lunches, I designed a free printable lunch box meal planner – basically a weekly calendar to help parents get organized. I also put together a free printable list with 85 school lunch items to add to your kid’s lunch boxes.

I hope these school lunch box ideas will help you get organized for the school year with some new and healthier lunches for your kids!

Originally published August 25, 2014 

85 School Lunch Ideas with a Free Printable Meal Planner

 This Printable School Lunch Box Meal Planner with 85 School Lunch Ideas is a life saver! Helpful back to school tips. Parents will love these healthy and new school lunch ideas for kids.  

Both of my kids are very picky, so I do my best to find healthy foods to pack for their lunch. My daughter is pretty easy and loves when I add cute notes or draw on her food with edible markers.

Finding creative school lunch ideas for my middle school aged son, who is the most picky, is really challenging. Here are a few school lunch ideas I have packed for him. They might not be the healthiest ideas around, but it’s a start to get him to try SOME healthy things.

 Free Printable School Lunch Box Planner with 85 Lunch Ideas. LivingLocurto.com

Make your own pizza bagels and writing notes on napkins is always fun! He is now in high school and I still make this for his lunch sometimes. Bagels are great for school lunch, because they fill up the always hungry boys and don’t get soggy like bread. We love to use these –> Easy Lunch Boxes!

Free Printable School Lunch Box Planner with 85 Lunch Ideas. LivingLocurto.com

 

Creative School Lunch Idea!

Watch the video below where I make Sandwich Sushi. It’s always a fun lunch box idea that kids love!

 

Get ready for Back to School with a School Lunch Box Meal Planner!

Free Printable School Lunch Box Meal Planner with 85 school lunch Ideas. Enjoy this back to school menu calendar.

This Printable School Lunch Box Meal Planner with 85 School Lunch Ideas is a life saver! Helpful back to school tips. Parents will love these healthy and new school lunch ideas for kids.

Download the School Lunch Free Printables

Start planning your kid’s school lunch by clicking the links below to download the free printable planners:

>> Free Printable Weekly School Lunch Planner

>> Free Printable School Lunch Ideas

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Back to School – Free Printable Lunch Notes

Back to School - Free Printable Lunch Notes!

Make a Back to school bento lunch box!

A fun food School Bento Lunch is the cutest idea ever! Kids will smile when they open their lunch box to find this adorable edible paper, pencil and eraser.

 

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This Printable School Lunch Box Meal Planner with 85 School Lunch Ideas is a life saver! Helpful back to school tips. Parents will love these healthy and new school lunch ideas for kids.  

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No Bake Chocolate Protein Bars

These no bake healthy homemade chocolate protein bars are the perfect treat. They’re gluten free and packed with protein and calcium. All of the great taste you love without the guilt!

Easy chocolate protein bars are a perfect healthy snack. This gluten free recipe is packed with protein and calcium!

Healthy Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars 

Have you ever tried making homemade chocolate protein bars? They are so good and no baking required! Seriously, I could eat the whole batch!  It’s hard to believe that it’s already Back to School time! I love back to school ideas by some of my favorite bloggers and happy to feature them here on Living Locurto. You might not think of chocolate as a healthy back to school snack, but this recipe is just that!

I’m drooling over these No Bake Healthy Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars by Heidi from Parties for Pennies! A great homemade healthy school snack or quick breakfast and something moms will love too! Enjoy this delicious recipe.

Originally published August 20, 2014

No bake homemade chocolate protein bars are the perfect healthy snack. Gluten free easy recipe packed with protein and calcium.

How to make No Bake Healthy Chocolate Protein Bars

Hi Living Locurto friends! I’m Heidi, lover of champagne and watermelon bubblegum. I adore entertaining and throwing beautiful parties on a budget. Thanks so much to Amy for letting me share a fun little recipe with you.

These Healthy Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars are the perfect before or after school treat. No worrying about high-fructose corn syrup. They’re gluten free and almost vegan (just the chocolate chips). And bonus – they’re packed with protein! The only problem you may have is that they’re so delicious, you may want to hide them for your own treat stash.

No Bake Healthy Chocolate Protein Bars. Gluten Free Recipe.

Before we start with the recipe, here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients –

  • Dates
  • Walnuts
  • Gluten Free Oatmeal
  • Cashew Meal (Found mine at Trader Joe’s)
  • Organic Maple Syrup
  • Salt
  • Dark Chocolate Chips

Kitchen Supplies –

  • 9×9 pan (glass or metal)
  • Parchment paper
  • Food Processor
  • Small Roller
  • Spatula
  • Glass or Oven-Proof Bowl
  • Stovetop Pan (that’s smaller than the glass/oven-proof bowl)

Watch how easy these Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars are to make!

Easy homemade Chocolate Protein Bars recipe! Gluten Free and so good!

Enjoy this Healthy Homemade Chocolate Protein Bars Recipe!

No Bake Chocolate Protein Bars

Easy homemade chocolate protein bars are a perfect healthy snack. This gluten free recipe packed with protein and calcium has the taste you love without the guilt!

  • 2 Dates (pitted)
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free Oatmeal
  • 1 1/2 cup Cashew Meal
  • 2 tablespoons Organic Maple Syrup
  • 1 3/4 cup Dark Chocolate Chips
  • pinch of salt
  1. In a food processor, mix the dates, walnuts, oatmeal and cashew meal until ground together.
  2. Add maple syrup, salt and mix until it forms a dough.
  3. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  4. Pour the dough into the pan and smooth it out with a spatula or small rolling pin.
  5. Create a double boiler by bringing water to boil in a small pan and placing a heat-proof bowl that is slightly larger than the pan over it. Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and stir until completely melted.
  6. Once the chocolate is melted, pour over the cookie layer in the pan.Slightly shift the pan back and forth on the counter. This will help you achieve a smooth chocolate layer.

  7. Place the pan in the refrigerator or freezer until completely hardened.
  8. Remove the protein bars by pulling on the sides of the parchment paper. Cut into squares or bars and serve.

Add more maple syrup for sweeter bars.

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Not interested in making your own Protein Bars? Here are the best bars for every diet.

Check out these great Back to School ideas!

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Jazz up your school supplies with DIY Notebook and Pencils and these Dip Paint Herb Planters would make great teacher gifts.

Heidi from Parties wtih Pennies

Heidi Rew shows you how to throw caviar-type parties on a hot dog budget through her blog, Parties for Pennies. She grew up the oldest of four kids, where her father was an elementary school teacher and her mom a stay-at-home parent. Having to pinch pennies growing up, helped to steer her creativity. Her background is as a radio personality in Atlanta, GA but her love for throwing fabulous Parties for Pennies established her as a professional blogger. Cultivating a community of party people, Heidi also contributes to Mohawk Flooring’s blog as well as featured on the nationally syndicated Better TV Show. 

Follow Heidi on: Facebook , Twitter,  Pinterest and Instagram.

 

You’ll also like these Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars!

Strawberry Cashew Oatmeal Bars with Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Easy homemade recipe with whole grain. Make for a snack or breakfast bar with fresh strawberries. LivingLocurto.com

 

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