I’m already mourning the end of summer. I know this summer has been incredibly strange, but I still really enjoy the warmer weather. Beach days, bike rides, and so much delicious produce. So this week we are making the most of our summer produce in every single recipe. You ready?
We’ll start with a simple yogurt bowl for breakfast, topped with chopped strawberries. Lunch will feature a classic summer tomato in a BLT, and dinners will include corn-on-the-cob, grape tomatoes, and asparagus. Maybe a little late in the came for asparagus, but hey, whatevs.
Brunch is a simple avocado toast, because it’s summer and we’re lazy on the weekends. Dessert will feature Mom’s zucchini brownies, which use up that leftover summer zucchini to make the fudgiest brownies you’ve literally ever had.
This week, choose the bread of your choice. If you want sourdough for your sandwich, go for it. Or if you want a seeded bread, I really have been loving the Ezekial 4:9 Sesame Bread. You can easily freeze it and use it over time, which is why I love it. Don’t feel like I have to use up a whole loaf at once.
Alright, enjoy the meals this week. Love to you all!
In the middle of shopping? Click here to jump to the grocery list.
Breakfast: Strawberry Greek Yogurt Bowl
Make the most of those summer berries and enjoy them on top of a bowl of Greek yogurt with crunchy sliced almonds and chia seeds—all drizzled in honey.
What you’ll need: Plain Greek yogurt, strawberries, sliced almonds, chia seeds, honey
Lunch: BLT sandwich
Keep it simple for lunches this week and use up those plump summer tomatoes in a BLT sandwich!
What you’ll need: Seeded bread loaf (or sourdough), tomato, butter lettuce, mayonnaise, bacon, salt, and pepper
Dinner #1: Cajun Sheet Pan Dinner
Roast up some potatoes, shrimp, grape tomatoes, and corn-on-the-cob with some cajun seasoning for a flavorful (and easy!) weeknight dinner.
What you’ll need: Large frozen raw shrimp (in shell), yellow potatoes, grape tomatoes, corn-on-the-cob, cajun seasoning, salt, pepper, and olive oil
Dinner #2: Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken with Asparagus
Enjoy this light dinner with creamy red pepper chicken and roasted asparagus! To roast the asparagus, clean the spears and chop off the tough ends. Place them on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Roast for 400 in the oven for 15 minutes.
Can’t find roasted red peppers? Make your own here.
What you’ll need: Chicken tenderloins, butter, garlic cloves, roasted red peppers, cream cheese, chicken broth, shaved parmesan, salt, pepper, asparagus, olive oil
Brunch: Avocado Toast with Soft Boiled Eggs
Use up the rest of that loaf of bread and enjoy a simple slice of toast with smashed avocado and a soft boiled egg.
What you’ll need: Seeded bread (or sourdough), avocado, eggs
Dessert: Zucchini Brownies
Use up that supper zucchini and make dessert out of it!
What you’ll need: Butter, vegetable oil, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, sour cream, flour, baking soda, salt, unsweetened cocoa powder, zucchini, semi-sweet chocolate chips
Before shopping, always make sure to check if you have any of these ingredients already. No need to buy the same thing twice!
- 1 tomato
- Butter lettuce
- Grape tomatoes
- 2 corn-on-the-cob
- 4 yellow potatoes
- Garlic cloves
- 1 avocado
- 1 medium-sized zucchini
- Sliced bread (your choice, I like sourdough or seeded)
- Plain Greek Yogurt (0% or 2% milkfat)
- Salted butter (2 sticks)
- Cream cheese (1 block)
- Shaved parmesan
- Sour cream (small container)
- 1/2 dozen large eggs
- 1 lb. large frozen raw shrimp (in-shell)
- 1 lb. chicken tenderloins
Check to make sure you don’t already have these!
- Sliced almonds
- Chia seeds
- Salt & pepper
- Cajun seasoning
- Olive oil
- Roasted red pepper (in a jar)*
- Chicken broth (or chicken bouillon to turn into the broth)
- Vegetable oil (or canola)
- Vanilla extract
- Baking soda
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips
*If you can’t find roasted red pepper, you can always make your own here. Just make sure to grab an extra red bell pepper in the produce section.