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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Food Tuesday: Outdoor Meals



























We’re well into summer and as I prepare for vacation, food is on my brain. A lot of that is because I am the designated “chef” on family vacations and part of it is because I’m more than ready for some fresh, casual meals based on local favorites. A big portion of those meals will be enjoyed during long days at the beach.
 
Whether you’re preparing for vacation or thinking about grabbing friends for a day trip to your local beach or lake (or even the pool), here are some of my (and my family's) favorites that travel well and hold up in the sunny days of summer.
 
I'd also suggest investing in  a good cooler and some cool utensils to make beach dining easier. Examples include the Beach Glass and a cooler equipped with a blender.  Seriously though, I recommend individual wrapping and and bento boxes or compartmentalized tupperware so everyone can have servings when they want. You also want things wrapped to keep the sand out (at least if you're on the beach). 

No matter where you are, these recipes are great for any outdoor gathering. Enjoy!

1. Honey Roasted (No Mayo)Chicken Salad
2. Mediterranean Orzo Salad
3. Chipotle Lime Salmon and Avocado Salsa Quesadillas 
4. Oven Roasted Pesto Shrimp
5. Sweet Potato Black Bean Quesadillas
6. Bottled Cocktails
7. Super Power Vegan Bars
8. Honey Lime Rainbow Fruit Salad
9. Salted Fudge Brownies


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