Greens

Recipe: Fast and Fancy Spinach-Artichoke Mac and Cheese — Quick and Easy Vegetarian Dinners

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You love spinach-artichoke dip and you love mac and cheese, so it only makes sense that these two crowd-pleasers come together to make this luxurious weeknight dinner. If you think each one is amazing on its own, you haven't lived until you've experienced this dip-meets-dinner mash-up. With four (yes, four!) cheeses, a double dose of veggies, tender pasta, and a single pot, it doesn't get much better than this easy-fancy mac and cheese.

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Recipe: Egg Wraps with Ham and Greens — Recipes from The Kitchn

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I have a thing for pinwheel sandwiches; they're just so pretty and such perfect finger foods. What if you could skip the tortilla or traditional wrap and use protein-loaded eggs instead? These wraps take the trifecta of breakfast foods — ham, eggs, and cheese — and turn them into portable bites that can work as breakfast or lunch.

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Recipe: Easy Lemon-Ginger Spinach — Recipes from The Kitchn

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If you, like me, are plagued by choosing the right side to pair with dinner, this spinach recipe deserves a standing spot in your meal plan rotation. Grab a knob of fresh ginger and a lemon — we're going to make one of my all-time favorite spinach side dishes. Not only is it packed with light, refreshing flavors and ready in minutes, but it also goes with just about everything.

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Recipe: Crispy White Beans with Greens and Poached Egg — Recipes from The Kitchn

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You know those humble cans of white beans you have stashed in the pantry? It's time to dig them out and keep them on deck. They are the backbone of this wholesome greens and beans hash. Give yourself 20 minutes (maybe less!) and you'll be tucking into creamy, blistered beans tossed in a tangle of wilted lemony greens. Top it with a runny-yolked poached egg, and prepare to feel like a real dinner superhero.

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Recipe: Gnocchi with Spinach, Bacon, and Blue Cheese — Recipes from The Kitchn

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If the thought of crispy bacon and the pungent bite of blue cheese makes you smile with delight, then this recipe belongs in your meal plan. File it under
"pasta night" and, most importantly, nights you're craving something really delicious and comforting but have about 30 minutes to pull dinner together. With a package of gnocchi, a few strips of bacon, some blue cheese, and a handful of spinach, this is the recipe that hits the table fast and leaves you feeling totally victorious — and full.

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Recipe: Parmesan Chicken and Kale Sauté — Low Carb Recipes

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I believe Parmesan cheese can make nearly anything better. In this case, I am referring to boneless, skinless chicken breasts and kale — two things that can be hard to love sometimes, but trust me when I say you'll love them here. It's a chicken dinner that's comforting and hearty, thanks to the sharp cheese and leafy kale, yet not a touch heavy, due to acidity of the white wine and a splash of lemon juice that finishes it off.

This one-skillet dinner feels both wholesome and special, which makes this a meal that fits the bill on any ol' weeknight but also when you feel like pulling out the cloth napkins and pouring yourself a glass of that wine.

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