Chilled Cucumber Mint Yogurt Soup

Cucumber Yogurt Mint Soup - The Lemon Bowl

This Lebanese chilled cucumber soup is made with tangy yogurt seasoned with fresh lemon juice, mint and garlic then finished with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. As you've probably noticed, we eat a lot of yogurt in our house every week. My kids love it, I love it and my husband loves it so I was beyond excited when my dear friends at the American Dairy Association asked me to participate in … {Read the full article}

An Evening with Carla Hall, Gail Simmons and Cat Cora {Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff}

Celebrity Chef Cookoff - The Lemon Bowl

A recap of my evening with Carla Hall, Gail Simmons and Cat Cora at the Meijer LPGA Celebrity Chef Cookoff. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you probably noticed that I recently had a major fan girl moment when I spent the evening with Gail Simmons, Carla Hall and Cat Cora. They were here in Grand Rapids just 10 minutes from my house to participate in the Meijer LPGA Celebrity … {Read the full article}

Tart Cherry Dark Chocolate Granola Bars

Dark Chocolate Cherry Granola Bars - The Lemon Bowl

An ideal snack or breakfast on-the-go, these chewy granola bars are filled with tart cherries, dark chocolate chips and protein-packed walnuts. As though I needed one more, reason #9497214758 that I love living in Michigan is because we are the Cherry Capital of the World. In fact, I have been picking and consuming tart cherries my whole life. As a result, I was delighted when the Cherry … {Read the full article}

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}