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What better way to enjoy this juicy, sweet fruit than in a strawberry cocktail (and mocktail) that's super refreshing and thirst-quenching on a hot sunny day. (Each recipe makes one drink. Simply double, triple, or quadruple the recipe when company stops by!)

2 strawberries, hulled
1/8 c honey
Juice of 1 lemon
7 oz sparkling water ( plus another 1/4 c sparkling water )
Mint or basil leaves ( optional )
Strawberries and slice of lemon for garnish
Nutritions

Calories
388

Sodium
72mg
3% DV

Fat
102g
157% DV

Protein
35g
71% DV

Carbs
126g
42% DV

Fiber
40g
160% DV
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10 strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
10 leaves basil
1 oz vodka
1 oz limoncello
2 Tbsp simple syrup
4 ice cubes
Strawberries and basil for garnish
Nutritions

Calories
750

Sodium
25mg
1% DV

Fat
14g
21% DV

Protein
14g
29% DV

Carbs
145g
49% DV

Fiber
35g
141% DV
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This deliciously simple steamed beet salad is ready in 15 minutes. And by using the right beets, it'll leave you with a clean cutting board and clean hands.

2 medium golden beets ( peeled and chopped in cubes - about 2 cups )
4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 Tbsp orange juice
1 tsp granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
4 oz lettuce
4 oz feta or goat cheese ( crumbled )
2
Nutritions

Calories
483

Sodium
1925mg
80% DV

Fat
37g
57% DV

Protein
11g
22% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
5g
22% DV
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My twist on a classic pesto recipe will be your new favorite! That's because I've changed just a couple ingredients to create a scrumptious sauce you'll want to eat warm or cold any day of the week.

3 c fresh basil
1 c olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 c Locatelli or Parmesan, shredded
1/4 c walnuts or pine nuts
salt and pepper
1 cup
Nutritions

Calories
393

Sodium
2mg
0% DV

Fat
17g
27% DV

Protein
15g
30% DV

Carbs
7g
2% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV

Gazpacho is a chilled soup that is perfect for summer! If you have a garden with ripe tomatoes this is the perfect, healthy recipe to use them with. It's so flavorful with the fresh vegetables like tomatoes, red onion, cucumbers, jalapeno, bell peppers and more! The seasonings of fresh lime, Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried Parsley and Chive, balsamic, hot sauce, Gourmet Garden Stir-In Garlic Paste and more! Leftovers are perfect for a quick lunch on the go.

6 ripe tomatoes
1 red onion
2 cucumbers
1 jalapeno
1 sweet red bell pepper
1 tbsp Gourmet Garden lightly dried parsley
1 tbsp Gourmet Garden lightly dried chives
2 tsp Gourmet Garden stir-in garlic paste
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
6 hot sauce
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
2 cups tomato juice
4
  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Using an immersion blender or blender in batches, blend to desired smoothness. We prefer ours somewhat chunky so we only pulse a few times in a...
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Nutritions

Calories
230

Sodium
1789mg
74% DV

Fat
14g
21% DV

Protein
4g
9% DV

Carbs
25g
8% DV

Fiber
5g
20% DV

BLT Dip is a quick and easy cold dip recipe flavored with your favorite BLT toppings. It's the perfect party appetizer for your summer parties. It has layers of bacon, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and is topped with diced green onions. What will you dip into this delicious BLT Dip?

8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup chopped lettuce
8 bacon strips
5 plum tomatoes
1/4 cup minced green onions
1 1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack Cheese
20
  • In a medium sized bowl, beat together cream cheese, mayonnaise, and Parmesan until blended. Spread in shallow baking dish and pie plate.
  • Layer lettuce, bacon, tomatoes, cheese and onions on...
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Nutritions

Calories
149

Sodium
237mg
9% DV

Fat
11g
17% DV

Protein
5g
11% DV

Carbs
2g
0% DV

Fiber
0.7g
2% DV

Banana Split Trifle is the perfect dessert for a crowd! This trifle recipe has layers of strawberries, Angel Food Cake, pineapple, bananas and vanilla pudding! This dessert is sure to be the highlight of your party. It's a great dessert option when you entertain in the spring or summer!

3 oz strawberry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 cup cold water
1 prepared angel food cake
1 cup mashed strawberries
1 tsp sugar
8 oz unsweetened pineapple chunks
1 cup firm bananas
2 cups fresh strawberries
2 cups fat-free milk
1 oz vanilla pudding mix
8 oz Cool Whip
1/4 cup slivered almonds
12
  • In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water. Pour half of gelatin mixture into a small bow; refrigerate for 1 hour or until slightly thickened. Let remaining gelatin stand...
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Nutritions

Calories
95

Sodium
168mg
7% DV

Fat
3g
6% DV

Protein
2g
5% DV

Carbs
16g
5% DV

Fiber
2g
10% DV

This Peach Sorbet made with fresh, ripe, juicy peaches is the perfect way to cool off during the summer! Only four simple ingredients are needed to make this simple, delightful treat!

10 Peaches ( peeled, pitted, and sliced )
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
4 tbsp fresh lime
10
  1. Add the peaches, sugar, corn syrup, and lime or lemon juice to a blender or food processor. Pulse to chop, then turn to high speed until everything is smooth.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at...
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Nutritions

Calories
101

Sodium
67mg
2% DV

Fat
1g
1% DV

Protein
0.4g
0% DV

Carbs
26g
9% DV

Fiber
0.5g
2% DV

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