My favorite dinners that I'm making right now.
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When it comes to dinner, I’m all about ease. While I do love trying new recipes, that may happen once a week, and then the rest of the week’s dinners are tried and true recipes I know by heart and always love. This week’s dinners are the ones that I’m currently loving and cooking on the regular. They’re easy, delicious and oh-so satisfying!

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Shrimp Tacos with Avocado Crema

Some form of the Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas & Spinach and the Superfood Chopped Salad with Salmon & Creamy Garlic Dressing are on my dinner table at least a couple of times a month. They’re yummy recipes that can also be adapted based on what you’re craving or what’s on hand. Sometimes I’ll change up the herbs and spices or veggies in the egg skillet or the protein or dressing in the salad. I also love having nights when we do “take-out at home” and make things like tacos and pizza, both of which you’ll see on the menu. And let me tell you about my love of hot dogs this summer! I just can’t get enough =) I hope you enjoy this week of dinners just as much as I will! Did I mention that all but one of them takes 30 minutes or less to make? 

Monday: Eggs in Tomato Sauce with Chickpeas & Spinach with whole-wheat pita bread

Wednesday: Creamy Bruschetta Pasta with a simple side salad topped with Basil Vinaigrette

Thursday: Banh Mi Hot Dog

See all the recipes here

Meal-Prep Snack

smores energy balls
Credit: Joy Howard

I went on a camping trip last weekend and was reminded how much I LOVE s’mores. They’re just the perfect treat. To get my fix, without the need for a campfire, I’ll be making these two-bite, protein-packed S'mores Energy Balls instead. They have all the flavors of a classic s’more rolled right in. Even better, they're no-bake and you can make a big batch in about 30 minutes. 

Get the Recipe: S'mores Energy Balls

Treat Yourself

berry bubbly vodka soda
Credit: Jaime Vespa, M.S., R.D.

This bright and bubbly sipper combines berries with vodka and seltzer to make a colorful 3-ingredient cocktail you can whip up in mere minutes. Perfect for summer, this refreshing cocktail can be amped up even more by using a flavored seltzer rather than plain! 

Get the Recipe: Berry Bubbly Vodka Soda

I hope you all have a safe and happy week, and if you have any questions or requests for future newsletters, please let me know by emailing!

ThePrep | Week of 8/1/20 - 8/7/20