4th of July Recipe Round Up!

The 4th of July is just days away and to be honest it’s one of my favorite holidays to celebrate of course, because it’s Mike’s birthday, but also because it’s one of those days you can usually find me outside, cocktail in hand grilling up a huge spread of food while listening to music and hanging out with friends. It’s the best!

I figured I’d put together a post with some of my go-to holiday weekend recipes!

 

 

 

 

 

First things first, I start with a Jalapeno Margarita. It’s slightly sweet, a little spicy and so refreshing!

 

 

 

 

 

I love to make up  Shrimp Boil Packets AHP 128 in advance and then throw them on the grill when my guests arrive –  this minimal clean-up simple take on the traditional Low Country Boil is so fun to eat and absolutely delish! I actually cooked this one up recently on an episode of Mom2Mom. 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Vegetable Pasta AHP 099   is another awesome summery entertaining friendly recipe! While fresh pasta is my favorite it also works well with dried fettuccine. It’s a light, flavorful pasta dish loaded with a mix of sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, tender zucchini, and fresh mint, finished off with salty Pecorino Romano cheese! I mean, what else could you possibly need?

 

 

 

 

 

Grilled Shrimp and Artichoke Salad AHP 153 A light and crisp refreshing salad. Perfect as an appetizer or side!

 

 

 

 

 

Late Summer Heirloom Tomato Salad with Ciabatta Toast AHP 189  A salad of simply dressed heirloom tomatoes with crunchy ciabatta toasts, just begging to soak up all of the olive oil and juices. This one is simple but oh so good!

 

 

 

 

 

Vegetarian Panzanella Salad AHP 067 Crispy Mediterranean veggies and crunchy baguette croutons all tossed in a tangy red wine and mustard vinaigrette for the perfect summer salad alongside almost any grilled meat!

 

 

 

 

 

Pork Chops with Grain Mustard Potato Salad AHP 501 – this potato salad is a game changer.

 

 

 

 

 

And for dessert, I go all out with the red white and blue theme with my Macerated Berries and Limoncello Creme. They’re super simple to make but SO elegant and delicious.

 

So there ya have it – a little glimpse into what you probably find on my table on the 4th of July at my house 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you all cook up this holiday weekend!

 

xo

 

Kate

 

Super Bowl Recipe Round Up

Super bowl Sunday is just around the corner (how is it Feb 1st tomorrow) and I have had a lot of questions from you all on some dishes you recommend for your Super Bowl viewing so you can stay on track with your healthy lifestyle but still enjoy the fun! So here are a few of my go-to A Healthy Passion recipes to take to a super bowl party (or any party really)! Don’t forget you can easily track your recipes in my fitness pal using the ahp # – just search ahp {space } xxx.


Loaded Sweet Potato Nachos AHP206

Perfect for Super Bowl Sunday, these loaded sweet potato nachos are topped with fajita stewed beef with peppers and onion, quick-pickled jalapenos, creamy avocado, fresh cilantro and lime juice for serving. If you want to get crazy throw a little sour cream and cheese right on top! Continue reading “Super Bowl Recipe Round Up”

Batch Cook This !

A lot of you have reached out since signing up for TRIM and told me that your biggest struggle with healthy eating is that you’re busy and don’t always have time to cook. My tip for that, batch cook. Pick 2-3 recipes per week and double or triple them to have simple meals to reheat all week long.  Here are a few of my go-to A Healthy Passion recipes to batch cook !

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Feeling Too Busy – Cook This!

Life is crazy, especially this time of year so today I want to share some of my    F A V O R I T E  quick and easy A Healthy Passion meals perfect for those busy weeknights! Each of them are less than 30 minutes, few ingredients, easy clean up and easily prepped ahead.

Happy Cooking,

xo

Kate


Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Sun Dried Tomatoes AHP239

We toss fluffy toasted gnocchi, sautéed cremini mushrooms, creamy white beans and wilted baby kale in a buttery garlic sauce and finish with chewy sun-dried tomatoes for a 15-minute fridge-to-table weeknight delight!

  • Speed it up: Buy sliced mushrooms!

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