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5 Tips for a Better After-School Snack, According to a Dietitian — Tips from The Kitchn

In an ideal world, the after-school snacks you set out for your kids would fit the following criteria: your kids look forward to eating them, and you feel good about serving them. I'm here to tell you that it's totally possible to achieve this. Here are my five simple tips to make it happen.

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Recipe: Brown Butter Parmesan Pasta — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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There is something eternally satisfying and soothing about buttered pasta. Toss warm strands of spaghetti with a pat of rich butter and a sprinkle of grated Parm and you've got an ultra-comforting meal that comes together in minutes. Use that as inspiration, then up the ante with nutty brown butter, golden toasted panko, and a double dose of cheese and you've got a comforting dish that's fancy enough for when friends pop over.

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Recipe: Tomato and Feta White Bean Salad — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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Here's a simple yet satisfying salad to make for dinner tonight. If you've got a couple cans of white beans in your pantry, you're already halfway there. Drain the beans and toss in as many juicy, in-season cherry tomatoes as you can possibly fit in the bowl; add a few big handfuls of tangy, salty feta and plenty of chopped fresh parsley and oregano; and then dress the whole mess in a sharp, aromatic shallot vinaigrette. The result is a flavor-packed salad that feels hearty yet still light and fresh enough to fit the season.

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Salad Swag: DIY Southwestern Shrimp Salad Kit — Lunch Snack Packs

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If your regular salad order skews toward a bowl of greens tossed with shrimp and a medley of chili-spiced ingredients for punchy Southwestern flare, this is the DIY salad kit to keep in your lunch rotation. And we've got a couple smart grocery store shortcuts help it come together fast.

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Recipe: Garlic Basil Shrimp Farrotto — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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I first discovered farro when I was living in Italy and longed to incorporate something nutty and grainy into my pasta- and bread-loaded diet. With brown rice nowhere to be found, my only choice was the nubby grain, which I quickly learned to love. I've been eating it in grain bowls, as a simple side dish, or as a hearty salad ever since. Now comes this risotto, or I should say farroto.

Made with farro instead of the traditional rice, the result is a whole-grain version of one of my favorite dishes, which serves as a well-rounded meal with the addition of shrimp. It's earthy, with a nice chew that balances the creaminess, yet bright, thanks to fresh garlic, basil, and lemon juice.

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25 Lazy Summer Suppers to Eat After a Day at the Beach or Pool — Recipes from The Kitchn

Let's be honest — the last thing any of us wants to do after getting home from a day of sun and swimming is stand at the stove to make dinner. These are the nights that call for super-easy summer meals that are light and refreshing yet still satisfying.

From flank steak panzanella and turkey avocado burgers, to shrimp skewers and black bean tacos, these 25 lazy dinners come together with minimal prep and cook time (but plenty of flavor!) to cap off your sun-soaked day.

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