Travel Snack Ideas | Plus a $200.00 Giveaway to Abe’s Market

Snack ideas for traveling and a chance to win $100.00 worth of travel snacks AND a $100.00 gift certificate.

Healthy Travel Snacks Travel Snack Ideas | Plus a $200.00 Giveaway to Abes Market

I love to travel.  Scratch that.  I should say, I love visiting new places; the actual travel part I wouldn’t mind skipping.  Harried treks through multiple airport lines and long flights and layovers mean many, many hours of frazzled nerves and hunger before you get to your destination.

Whether you’re jetting off on an international trip or hitting the road for a weekend getaway, traveling goes hand-in-hand with limited options when it comes to eating healthy.  Suffice it to say most airports, train stations and roadside restaurants aren’t known for a selection of tasty, much less nutritious, options so bringing along your own provisions is often the best solution. … 

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Couples Cooking | Calphalon Contemporary Stainless 8-piece Cookware Set Giveaway

Five good reasons to cook together as a couple and a chance to win an 8 piece contemporary stainless cookware set from Calphalon to get you started.

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While dinner preparation can quickly become a simple means to an end after a long day, cooking with someone special can make mealtime more meaningful.  One night this week why not consider taking a little extra time to cook a meal together with a loved one?

Preparing a meal together connects us in many of the same ways that sharing one does. It forces us to slow down and appreciate the little moments spent chopping, stirring, sautéing while relaxing, reconnecting and going over the day’s events.

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Chocolate Dip Ice Pops from Purely Pops | Q&A with the Author and Giveaway

Chocolate Dipped Ice Pop Recipe

A recipe for chocolate dipped popsicles and an interview with the author of Purely Pops Leanne Vogel. (Today kicks off 4 weeks of great giveaways… 

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Creamy Basil Parsley Dip

Creamy Basil Parsley Dip on Gourmande in the Kitchen

A cooling and creamy basil filled dip perfect for snacking. Known for its enticing fragrance and flavor, sweet basil loves hot weather and is perhaps… 

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Blueberry Pineapple Smoothie

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This meal in a glass is bursting with berries, pineapple and greens.  As temperatures climb frosty drinks offer a welcome salvation from the heat, especially… 

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Spinach and Herb Cauliflower Couscous Stuffed Zucchini

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Zucchini boats are filled with a crunchy mixture of cauliflower “couscous” flavored with baby spinach and fresh herbs then topped with pine nuts. Zucchini has… 

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Fresh Mint Granita with Watermelon and Raspberries

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A scoop of cooling, fresh mint granita takes the sweet/tart flavors of watermelon and raspberries to new heights. A fresh and frosty treat that’s simple… 

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Spicy Mango Cucumber Salad Skewers

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Skewers of mango and cucumber dressed with fresh chili, lime and salt are an utterly refreshing collaboration of salty, sweet, tart and spicy tastes.  Here’s a fun… 

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Fig, Green Bean and Radicchio Salad with Hazelnuts

Fig, Green Bean and Radicchio Salad with Toasted Hazelnuts from gourmandeinthekitchen.com-5

Tender green beans, juicy figs and crunchy radicchio are tossed together with fresh herbs in this summery salad. Simple salads are a staple for me… 

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Chilled Tomato Peach Soup with Pistachio Basil Pistou

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Warm weather favorites unite in a refreshingly light and vibrant chilled soup. While a steaming bowl of soup is probably the last thing that comes… 

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Snap Pea Slaw Cups with Avocado Chive Cream

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Irresistibly crunchy and crisp, these snap pea slaw cups are perfect for warm weather meals and outdoor entertaining. I just can’t seem to get enough… 

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Zucchini Noodles with Caper Olive Sauce and Fresh Tomatoes

Just a few minutes are all it takes to create a bowl full of zucchini noodles topped with a tangy caper olive sauce and juicy sweet cherry tomatoes.

Raw zucchini noodles are topped with fresh cherry tomatoes and a tangy caper olive sauce in this fresh and quick no-cook dish. Long sunny days… 

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