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Taste of Whole Foods Market - Graduation Party

Another weekend means another Whole Foods Market event! This week's theme is graduation parties, and Whole Foods Market Princeton has some seriously delicious ideas! I had the chance to make the heirloom tomatoes with sherry vinaigrette and the shrimp and tortellini with olive bruschetta pasta salad. Both dishes have minimal ingredients and are super simple to throw together. Plus they're both SO tasty and perfect for a grad party or really any spring/summer party you have coming up! The tomatoes are so fresh and light, and the pasta salad really packs a flavor with only three simple ingredients.

You can get the full recipes for both of these dishes and all of the ingredients this Saturday 5/14/16 from 12-4 PM when you stop by Whole Foods Market Princeton. Plus you can taste test them yourself! Trust me, you will not be disappointed!

30 Must Make Healthy Picnic Recipes

It's National Picnic Day! Yes, that's a thing, and no I'm definitely not mad about it.

Whether you're celebrating today or not, it's still the start of the picnic season. Mother's Day is just a few weeks away, and it will be summer before we know it. I can see (and taste) all the sandwiches and side salads now. So what better way to celebrate this day and season in general than with a roundup of some of the most delicious, healthy, picnic-themed recipes I could find from the lovely ladies of the BGB Community. 

We've got ya covered on everything from sides to main dishes to desserts. Whether you're vegan, gluten free, paleo, you name it, there's something tasty for everyone!

Starters, Sides, and Salads

Fit Chick Chicken Salad - Hello Spoonful

Vegan Shredded Tofu Pesto Sandwich - Diary of an Ex Sloth

Crunchy Almond "Tuna" Salad - Balance with B

Kedgeree, Quick and Easy - Apron Strings and Sticky Fingers

Vegan Tuna Salad Sandwich - Apollo & Luna

Chipotle Chicken Salad Sandwich (Paleo, No Mayo, Gluten Free) - Fitful Focus

Smashed White Bean, Basil, and Avocado Sandwich - Pumpkin & Peanut Butter

Pizza Scrolls - Five Beans Food

Healthier Homity Pie - Emma's Little Kitchen

Desserts and Snacks

Photo by  Emilie Eats

Photo by Emilie Eats

Dark Chocolate Covered Popcorn - The Clean Eating Couple

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies - Ana Goes Fit

Fruit Platter Squares - A Traveling Wife

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwiches - Chronicles of Passion

Peanut Butter Banana Sushi - Nutrition Starring YOU

Cake Batter Popcorn - Fairyburger

Chocolate Covered Chickpea Protein Balls - Emilie Eats 

Yogurt and Berry Bark - Masala Girl Travels

Gluten Free Banana Chocolate Chunk Muffins - All Roads Lead to Healthy