Spaghetti Squash with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto

After many months of planning, my husband and I traveled to France and Italy in early September. My husband had visited a few of the cities we were going to before, but it was my first time going. We had a few priorities while we were there, and I’m sure you can guess what one of mine was… enjoy the local cuisine! And, we did!

In addition, we did a TON of walking which kept us active and healthy on our extended trip. One of our favorite walks was in Cinque Terre between two of the villages. It was breathtaking.

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Healthier Pesto Chicken Salad

This pesto chicken salad is a quick, protein filled meal to have on hand for busy weeks. Full of flavor and lower in calories than traditional chicken salad, this is a must make! Serve over greens or make   it sandwich style for a hearty meal!

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4 Ingredient Basil Walnut Pesto + more Zoodles

Every time I buy a packet of fresh herbs at the grocery store, I tell myself, “I really need to plant an herb garden”. I always get frustrated paying $2-4 dollars for each packet of herbs only to feel rushed to use them the day I buy them since they don’t usually keep for more than a couple of days. The last time I was at Trader Joes, I finally bit the bullet and bought the basil plant for $2.99. I then stopped into Lowes to buy a pot and soil, only after consulting with my husband about whether I needed to transfer the plant to a larger pot, and if I actually needed to buy more soil. I know, I know, stupid questions for some of you more experienced gardeners, but in my defense I really have no experience with gardening!

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Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas

Im always looking for quick, healthy meals to prepare for my family. It can be challenging to incorporate veggies, lean protein and whole grains into your meals, while still appealing to non veggie loving husbands and toddlers!

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These roasted vegetable quesadillas came together in about 20 minutes, and I had a slew of leftover roasted veggies to repurpose throughout the rest of the week. You could try a roasted veggie sandwich, add to a salad, or combine with a lean protein for dinner.

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