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A Few Late Summer Favorites


The end of August is almost here. My family is beginning to think about the transition into the new school year routine. New sports practices are starting, and the general season of life feels like it is changing. In my state of Michigan, the weather is beautiful, and I don't want summer to end - because here - the winters are long and cold. But before I get ahead of myself, I wanted to share five of my favorite seasonal recipes. These are all from our Health eKitchen recipe collection.


1. Southwestern Black-Eyed Pea And Corn Salad

This one is great for August because you can use fresh corn! Yum! Canned corn works too - but I am all about using what's in season. It's usually budget-friendly too!



2. Taco Salad

I substitute a plant-based alternative for the meat (there are so many good ones out there these days!). This one has 9 WIC-approved ingredients! Woohoo!


3. Zucchini Mini Pizzas

My vegetable garden is producing more zucchini than I know what to do with! This is a great way to use it up. Invite your kids to help make them!


4. Peanut Butter Energy Balls

I have a sweet tooth. These are

a-w-e-s-o-m-e. They are great to pack in lunches or as an on-the-go snack. I love them.


5. Chickpea Vegetable Bowl

This salad boasts so many fresh vegetables you might find at your local farmers market or in your own garden. Lots of flavor and nutrition!

 

If you haven't been to Health eKitchen yet, what are you waiting for? There are so many great ideas there! Let me help, head straight to www.wichealth.org and go to our Health eKitchen! I promise you will find something delicious.

 

Do you have favorite late summer recipes? We would love to hear about them. Please use the comment box below and share your delicious ideas!