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Summer Rut-Busters

Summer is in full swing! As the beautiful weather arrives so do the backyard BBQs, lakeside picnics and fireside feasts. But with the summer festivities comes the same old cuisine as last year. Hot dogs, chips and soda are a bore. Let’s spice things up for Summer 2015!

Time to make your dish the hit of the party. We’re going to show you 5 summer dishes that will liven up any get together. So throw out those hot dogs and hamburgers… it’s time to cook up some quick, healthy dishes sure to impress your friends and family.

1. Banana & Avocado Popsicles

Yes, the combination seems odd. However, these healthy treats will have your guests coming back for more. Simply blend a banana, avocado and Greek yogurt together. Then freeze the mixture in a popsicle mold overnight.  Prepare to be addicted.

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2. Fruit Salsa Dip

This is a great twist on the dull, store-bought salsa. There are tons of recipes online (so feel free to choose your favorite fruit), but our personal favorite is the strawberry kiwi dip!

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  1. Chicken and Lime Soup

A refreshing soup is an easy way to serve many. This basic chicken soup recipe can be kicked up a notch by adding some spice, while the lime gives it that summer freshness.

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  1. Cheese, Garlic Zucchini Bites

Looking for a healthy alternative to chips? These tasty Zucchini bites are healthy and flavorful. Just drizzle them with garlic, cheese and oil, and pop them in the oven. They can burn easily, so keep an eye on them the first go-round.

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  1. Grilled Pork Pineapple Kabobs

Add some unique flavor to your kabobs with some tangy fruit such as pineapple. The proteolytic enzymes (an enzyme that digests proteins) in the pineapple tenderize the meat as well!

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It’s summertime… where the cooking should be easy! These dishes are simple to prepare, so you can go outside and enjoy your summer.

Are you ready to have the best dish at the summer block party? Then break the culinary rut of hamburgers and hot dogs. Let’s spice up Summer 2015 together!