Keeps Well

Recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Crumb Muffins — Quick and Easy Baking

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It's hard to dispute the fact that banana muffins are irresistible all on their own. They hardly need a helping hand, but you should give them one anyway. When you stir a handful of chocolate chips into the batter and top each muffin with lots of buttery, cinnamon-spiced crumb topping, you'll pull a pan of banana crumb muffins from the oven that rival anything you'd buy at the bakery.

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Recipe: 4-Ingredient Chocolate Banana Coconut Cookies — Healthy Snack Recipes

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Are you ready to be a snack hero in four ingredients? These banana-based mini cookies taste like banana bread and coconut macaroons had a delicious chocolate-covered baby. These cookies come together quickly, are naturally gluten-free and nut-free, and can be made vegan with the right chocolate. And they will totally bust your 3 p.m. slump or make you the coolest mom ever for serving cookies after school.

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Recipe: Carrot Quick Bread — Quick and Easy Breakfast Recipes

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Zucchini bread gets a lot of attention when summer squash is proliferating, but let's celebrate the humble carrot instead. This moist carrot quick bread is flecked with warm notes of cinnamon and nutmeg, loaded up with cups of shredded carrot, and topped with a glaze made with powdered sugar and yogurt. Eat it for breakfast or brunch, or serve it with a cup of coffee or tea as an afternoon snack — this carrot quick bread can do it all!

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Recipe: BLT Pasta Salad — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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If you're looking to take your regular pasta salad up a notch this summer, look no further than a diner classic for inspiration. Stuffed with just three ingredients and a swipe of mayo, BLTs are timeless favorite. This pasta salad takes everything you love about that irresistible sandwich and folds it into a summery side that's sure to be a hit at your next potluck.

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Recipe: 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Fruit Dip — 3-Ingredient Recipes

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Here's the quickest and easiest way to jazz up fresh fruit. Whisk Greek yogurt, peanut butter, and the sweetener of your choice — be it honey, maple syrup, or agave — together and you've got a creamy dip for apple and banana slices, strawberries, and more. It's not only an extra-fun way to eat fresh fruit, but it also adds some protein to the snack, rounding it out and making it one that's sure to keep anybody's stomach from rumbling until the next meal rolls around.

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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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