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Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs: PB&J Smoothie — Make-Ahead Smoothie Kits

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Reminiscent of the childhood classic we all love, this creamy smoothie treats you to the fruity, nutty flavors that make the PB&J such an enduring favorite. Each smoothie pack is filled with cherries and strawberries for sweet, jammy flavor, plus sliced banana for extra creaminess. We're adding the peanut butter to the bag to keep it classic, but why not go a little off course with almond or cashew butter for a cool smoothie that will not disappoint?

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Make-Ahead Smoothie Packs: Peach-Raspberry Smoothie — Make-Ahead Smoothie Kits

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If you want to start your day with the sweet taste of summer all year long, these frozen peach-raspberry smoothie kits are always a good place to start. Sunny stone fruit and jewel-toned berries are partnered with a surprising ingredient (hint: it's a vegetable) for a subtly sweet smoothie with an extra-creamy texture.

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Recipe: The Best Chicken Zoodle Soup — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Chicken soup is my not-so secret weapon to fighting the fatigue that comes with the change of seasons and the return to school. In this version, we're swapping pasta noodles for toothsome zucchini noodles (or zoodles), for a lighter, fresher take on the original. With a little help from the grocery store and a spin of the spiralizer, you'll have a bowl of chicken zoodle soup that's infinitely better than what you find in a can.

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5 Dinners Anyone Can Make from Scratch in Under 30 Minutes — Recipes from The Kitchn

Quick and easy dinners are the bread and butter of my meal plan, week in and week out. From Monday through Friday you won't find recipes with a laundry list of ingredients, long prep times, or a lot of hands-on time at the stove. I save those for the weekend, when I have more time and I'm not tired from the day. Weeknight dinners need to be delicious, easy-to-make meals that go from prep to hitting the table in 30 minutes.

From tomato tortellini soup to crispy orange beef, these five recipes will show you that 30-minute meals are well within your reach — no matter your cooking experience or what your pantry looks like.

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15 Easy Sheet Pan Suppers for Cooler Days — Recipes from The Kitchn

After an easygoing summer, getting thrown back in to the busy fall season can be enough to make anyone's head spin. Between school, work, appointments, sports, and other activities, dinner feels hard to get a handle on. Luckily there are sheet pans, which make getting a meal on the table as stress-free as the carefree days of summer we are all secretly still longing for. Pile every bit of your dinner — veggies, protein, and all — on one pan, toss it in the oven, and in next to no time you have a weeknight meal that wins. Here are 15 recipes to try out.

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Recipe: Crispy Orange Ground Beef & Veggies — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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On busy weeknights when I'm tempted to order in, this is the recipe I've been turning to again and again. Inspired by a takeout favorite, this weeknight recipe features ground beef that's cooked until the edges are nice and crispy, quick stir-fried veggies, and an irresistible sticky orange sauce. You'll definitely want plenty of rice to soak up the extra sauce.

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