Um, can someone please explain what has happened to June?! I do NOT understand how the 4th of July is next week.

It’s quite disturbing, especially because we haven’t done anything on our summer to-do list. (And I mean that we haven’t even made the list yet.) I do know that we want to spend some time at the beach, see a few outdoor shows but beyond the food + drink below, I have no idea!

At least this is a good place to start…

4th of July Inspiration | A Nutritionist Eats

Sip: Berry Kombucha Sangria. I haven’t made sangria yet this summer, but this version is at the top of my list. Recipe and image via Edible Perspective.

4th of July Inspiration | A Nutritionist Eats

Spread: You can tell me that there is a food better than grilled bread, but I won’t believe you. This Bruschetta Bar idea is genius and totally my type of meal: wine + bread + cheese. Oh, and it’s beautiful. Recipe via What’s Gaby Cooking, photo via Matt Armendariz.

4th of July Inspiration | A Nutritionist Eats

Simple: Grilled Watermelon and Feta Stacked Salad is the perfect example of a simple – yet delicious – salad that combines sweet and salty over bitter greens. Recipe via Cooking for Keeps.

4th of July Inspiration | A Nutritionist Eats

Splurge: Adding bacon to hot dogs is a splurge in my book. These BLT Hot Dogs are topped with bacon, tomatoes and lettuce dressed with a caraway-pickle mayo. (Please tell me hot dogs are on your menu next week!) Recipe and image via Food & Wine.

Blue Cheese & Olive Pasta Salad | A Nutritionist Eats

Side: 4th of July = Summer and Summer = Pasta Salad. This Blue Cheese & Olive version is a staple in my family and great because you can make it a day ahead of time. And that = more time for fun and sun!

4th of July Inspiration | A Nutritionist Eats

Sweet: All these Red Velvet Cupcakes need is a few blue sprinkles and they’ll be red, white, blue and delicious! Recipe and image via Satisfy My Sweet Tooth.

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Mexican Street Corn Crostini | A Nutritionist Eats

mexican street corn crostini

This crostini? Locura. (That’s insanity en español.) But let’s start with a story first. My family is in Sayulita, Mexico and we’re on our way home after a cooking class. We pass by a street corn vendor. Mexican Street Corn is that one food that I just can’t seem to find here in LA, but I so desperately want. I stopped

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Roasted Asparagus & Red Pepper Quinoa Salad | A Nutritionist Eats

roasted asparagus & red pepper quinoa salad

Welcome Self readers, thanks for stopping by! (More About Me | More Salad Recipes) And if you aren’t coming from Self, be sure to check out the other Epic Picnic Dishes! I’m the person who always brings a salad to get-togethers. Whether they’re picnics or backyard grilling parties, you can always count on me to bring

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Blue Cheese & Olive Pasta Salad | A Nutritionist Eats

blue cheese & olive pasta salad

(I’m bringing back an old favorite today, for new and necessary pictures and fresh words.) If I can be really honest with you all (my closest internet friends that is) I’ve been having a hard time being so far away from our family and friends. After a super fast, unexpected trip to Wisconsin, having some

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Lemon Feta Dip | A Nutritionist Eats

lemon feta dip

If we have met in real life, there is about a 95% chance that we’ve eaten cheese together. If we have never met in real life, there is about a 95% chance that if we were to meet, we would eat cheese together. Why? Because it’s kind of my thing. Friends know that if they

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Cinco de Mayo Inspiration | A Nutritionist Eats

cinco de mayo inspiration

When we were in Thailand (I know, I need to fill you in!) we fell into a consistent schedule of breakfast–>beach–>lunch–>pool–>snack–>sunset-at-beach bar–>shower–>dinner. Notice a theme there? Lots of food. It was totally my kind of vacation. And while I absolutely loved the fresh shrimp salads I ate on a daily basis (usually during the snack

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Red Onion Marmalade Crostini | A Nutritionist Eats

red onion marmalade crostini

  I absolutely love taking cooking classes. (Reasons to Take a Cooking Class) It totally reenergizes me in the kitchen and gets me to think about food in a new, creative way. I wish I could take them on a weekly basis! Of course, the items on the menu are the highlight but I always

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