Our Top 5 Healthy Recipes for August

Although August isn’t technically the start of the New Year, it is the start of our “routine” year. Summer is basically over and the vacations have halted. Days of early mornings, meal preps, school days and pick up lines are back and that means you need to be ready for anything life throws at you! You simply don’t have the time….but that doesn’t mean you can’t feed yourself and your family healthy, quick and easy recipes that won’t dig into any of that precious extra time you have!

 

Here is our list of top 5 easy, healthy recipes perfect for August.

1. Healthy Berry Balsamic Pasta Salad

This is the perfect make-ahead meal. Served cold so you can pack it in lunches without worrying about whether there is a microwave nearby. Eat anywhere and enjoy!

healthy berry balsamic pasta salad recipe

Ingredients Needed:

Berry Pasta Salad

  • Wish Farms Strawberries, halved
  • Wish Farms Blueberries
  • Chicken Breast, cooked and cooled
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Raw Spinach
  • Cucumbers, diced
  • Pasta, cooked and cooled

Blueberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 Cup Wish Farms Blueberries
  •  1/3 Cup Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

2. PB & J Raspberry Granola Parfait

Days of preservative packed breakfast bars are officially over! Make these ahead of time and finally have a delicious breakfast that everyone loves….plus…you can take it on the go.

Ingredients Needed:

Peanut Butter Granola

  • 3 Cups Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Raspberry Jam

  • 2 cups Wish Farms Raspberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon wedge, juiced

Yogurt

  • 3 cups vanilla greek yogurt (or your favorite yogurt choice)

3. Strawberry BLS Lettuce Roll Ups

These roll ups are the perfect “throw in a lunch box and assemble later” kind of lunch. Have all the ingredients ready and placed aside. Assemble when ready to eat! Did we mention it is low carb!?

Strawberry BLT

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 head of lettuce iceberg/romaine/butter
  • 1 package of fresh Wish Farms strawberries, sliced
  • 8 slices of nitrate free bacon cooked crispy
  • 3 ounces or 6 slices organic turkey/chicken
  • breast
  • 2 tablespoons mayo

 

4. Back to School Snack Packs

We couldn’t leave these adorable kids lunch ideas out of this blog! Super easy and yummy. Mom of the Year Award goes to……you!

Ingredients Needed:

  • 3-4 wooden skewers
  • 1/4 cup fresh Wish Farms blueberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh Wish Farms blackberries
  • 1/4 cup fresh Wish Farms strawberries
  • half of a small cucumber
  • 1 block of cheese of your choosing
  • 1/4 cup of plain salted bagel chips
  • 1/4 cup yogurt covered pretzels
  • 3-4 coconut date rolls

 

5. Make-Ahead Smoothie Jars

For those days where you REALLY do not have the time. Over the weekend grab some of your fave ingredients and place in mason jars. They will be prepped and ready to go leaving you with only having to pop the ingredients in a blender, pour back into the jar and be on your merry little way!

Make-Ahead Smoothie Jars

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 package of fresh Wish Farms blueberries
  • 1 package of fresh Wish Farms blackberries
  • 1 package of fresh Wish Farms strawberries
  • Any other items you would like to put in your smoothies like greek yogurt, milk, chia seeds or spinach

 

 

That wraps up our top 5 list! Which recipe is your favorite?

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