10 Summer Grilling Recipes To Add To Your Rotation

We are excited to present 10 healthy, delicious grilling recipes that should definitely be added to your summer grilling rotation. From grilled fruits, to burgers, chicken and pizza, this list has you covered. Grilled Coconut Glazed Fruit Kebobs - Super Healthy Kids Cauliflower Pizza with Pesto Greek Yogurt and and Grilled Veggies - Food Faith Fitness Grilled Honey Lime Chicken...

Black Bean, Mango & Jicama Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette

Packed with plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this flavorful, summery salad is one you’ll want to make all year-round. Recipe created by NourishRDs in partnership with S&W Beans.[wpurp-searchable-recipe]Black Bean, Mango & Jicama Salad with Honey Lime Vinaigrette - Packed with plant-based protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, this flavorful, summery salad is one you’ll want to make all...

How to Add Protein to Meals using Canned Beans

Today's guest blog post is brought to you by McKenzie Hall Jones, RDN and Lisa Samuel, MBA, RDN, of NourishRDs and consulting dietitians for S&W Beans. There’s a lot to love about summertime. There’s the hot days, warm nights, and easy-breezy lifestyle – not to mention flip flops are appropriate footwear for (almost) any occasion and sunscreen can dual as your...

6 Ways to Get Outside and Play This Summer

Today’s guest blog post comes from our friends at Jump with Jill. Laura Brown, MS, RD stars as “Jill” in the Midwest Cast of the world’s only rock & roll nutrition show Jump with Jill. From May 29 to June 25, Meijer stores will feature the Produce for Kids campaign to bring the Jump with Jill show to Midwest schools.  Summer is...

Jump Start Dinner with these Conversation Starters

We’ve all heard the research: Eating dinner as a family is really important. As in, families who eat dinner together have kids who fare better in all sorts of measures including mental health and well-being. But what do you do once you get your family to sit down and eat? Knowing what to talk about and how to go about...

10 Convenient Fruit and Veggie Products for Summer

With the longer days, hotter weather and kids home from school, the need for easy ways to eat fruits and veggies become more prevalent. I have two active boys at home, and they are constantly reaching for the snacks. I usually have fresh fruits and veggies cut up and ready to go in the fridge, but between day camps and...

Sarah Bates

Sarah Bates is a recipe developer, food photographer, and the author behind The Chef Next Door blog. She's a passionate baker and home cook who loves sharing food with family and friends. A mother to two teenage sons, she keeps busy with school and sporting events, and loves spending time with family and friends.  Most days you'll find her in...

30 No-Cook Meals for Summer

This time of year, our AC is running at full speed and the last thing I want to do is heat up the house by turning on the stove or oven to cook dinner. While I could eat salads every night of the week, my family needs a little more variety at mealtime. No-cook meals are a real life-saver on...

Build Your Own Smoothie Bowl

Smoothie bowls have been filing my Instagram and Pinterest feed the last few months, and after trying a one I know why. It’s a really fun way to get my girls to fill up on fruits and veggies at breakfast – and they love decorating their own before digging in. Smoothie bowls are simple. Just mix up your fruits, veggies...

7 Tips for a Healthier Road Trip

Heading out on a road trip doesn’t mean you need to leave your healthier eating habits behind. With a little bit of prep work and planning, you can enjoy your trip knowing that having healthy food choices available can help you feel good on your trip and even save money!  These tips will help get you started: Bring cut up...