Sesame Crusted Baked Chicken Fingers with Sriracha Ketchup

Sesame Baked Chicken Fingers - The Lemon Bowl

Roasted black sesame seeds and crispy panko create the perfect crunchy coating for these healthy baked chicken fingers. Whenever we go to Costco, I always pick up a large pack of organic chicken breasts. While organic meat is a bit pricier, it's a good incentive to keep portions in check and fill our plates with more vegetables than meat. This time of year, I typically throw chicken on the … {Read the full article}

Mediterranean Tuna Salad Sandwich

Mediterranean Tuna Salad - The Lemon Bowl

Tuna salad, the lunchtime classic, gets a Mediterranean upgrade in my tasty version made with kalamata olives, roasted red peppers and fresh basil. Tuna salad reminds me of my mommy. Growing up, we always had a few cans of tuna in the pantry for a quick, protein-packed lunch. To this day, nothing is quite as comforting as my mom's homemade tuna salad made with celery, onion and Miracle Whip. Yes, … {Read the full article}

Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars {The Best Homemade Kids’ Lunches on the Planet Book Review}

Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars by The Lemon Bowl

These chewy Oatmeal Raisin Granola Bars are the ideal lunchbox treat or after school snack. As a mom of two young children and healthy recipe developer, I am constantly asked for nutritious kid-friendly meal ideas. The truth is, I didn't grow up eating "kid food" and as a result, neither will my children. My kids eat what the adults eat and as a result, their food gets the same attention to … {Read the full article}

Zucchini Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Zucchini Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Basil Lemon Vinaigrette - The Lemon Bowl

This raw zucchini salad is a fun and healthy way to enjoy the fresh flavors of summer. We are in farmers market heaven right now here in West Michigan. Every Saturday I sneak out before my weekly Kickboxing class so that I can beat the crowds and stroll the stands. The farmers pretty much know me as the crazy lady who takes photographs of their fruits and vegetables. I mean, can you blame me?? … {Read the full article}

It’s Back to School Season! Five Strategies for Stress-Free Meal Prep

Positive family preparing lunch together in the kitchen

Five simple tips and practical strategies for making mealtime as relaxed and enjoyable as possible during the busy back-to-school season. As a busy work-at-home mom of a baby and a toddler, I know a thing or two about everyday headaches. That's why I'm so thrilled to announce that I will be partnering with the makers of Excedrin® Extra Strength in the months to come to share my Fast Fixes … {Read the full article}

Raspberry-Ginger Bellini

Raspberry Ginger Bellini by The Lemon Bowl

A simple, refreshing cocktail made with fresh raspberry ginger sorbet and bubbly prosecco. Ideal for entertaining a crowd or a casual date night for two. Nothing says summer to me quite like a perfectly chilled glass of prosecco. Slightly sweet, bubbly and effervescent, it cheers me up after just one sip. Delicious on its own but even better turned into a simple, show-stopping Raspberry-Ginger … {Read the full article}

Chicken Broccoli Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce

Chicken Broccoli Pasta with Lemon Butter Sauce - The Lemon Bowl

Chicken broccoli pasta gets kicked up a notch with a simple, yet flavorful, white wine butter sauce bursting with fresh lemon flavor. Whenever I travel out of town, I like to stock the fridge with plenty of food and ready-to-eat meals that my husband can easily reheat for the boys. Last week I had the opportunity to travel to Virginia to visit one of Sabra's chick pea farms. As someone who … {Read the full article}

Fresh Rolls with Pulled Pork, Mango and Avocado

Pulled Pork Fresh Rolls with Mango and Avocado - The Lemon Bowl

A fusion of Asian flavors, you are going to love this modern spin on the Vietnamese classic made with fresh mango, creamy avocado and juicy pulled pork. Fresh rolls have got to be, hands down, one of my favorite no-cook dinners in the summer. Even though they appear to be time intensive, you never have to turn on the oven or stand by the stove which is always a plus this time of … {Read the full article}