Amazing and Easy Summer Side Dish: Roasted Okra

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One of my workout friends, Angie, told me about some roasted okra she had recently. I love roasting vegetables, and I love okra so why not? This is so simple, fast and delicious. Even my kids (who I admit are used to fried okra) were fighting over them. Just simply trim the edges of the okra slightly and season with salt, pepper and olive oil. They come out phenomenal!

Healthy Protein-Packed Salad: Edamame-Corn Salad

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Edamame have become increasingly popular, and my kids honestly love them. Edamame is an excellent source of low-calorie protein, fiber and even iron. This recipe for Edamame-Corn Salad is so light and wonderful using fresh ingredients such as corn, tomatoes, fresh basil and chives. It’s so easy to prepare, but you might want to double it. It goes really fast!

By the way, the incredible pottery in this photo is my absolute favorite from Earthborn Pottery. If you live in Alabama, it can be purchased at The Cook Store in Mountain Brook.

For Strawberry Month: Strawberry Limeade

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I featured this recipe on my blog last year, but since I have so many new subscribers I thought I would bring it back one more time. Strawberry Limeade is just in time for the season of freshest strawberries. It’s only 2 ingredients, and it’s so easy to prepare. My kids beg me to make it year-round, and if I can’t find fresh strawberries, I purchase frozen. These already-sliced strawberries from Dole are my favorite.