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Leo’s Smoothies

These smoothies are great for kids who need to put on some weight or have a low appetite for other foods. (But whatever you do, please don’t tell Leo they have avocado in them.)

Yield: 3 kid-sized servings Total time: 15 minutes

Grilled Chicken Cobb Salad

If you’re looking for a mouth-watering salad filling enough for dinner, but still lettuce-based (so it at least seems healthy), this is it. Romaine lettuce is topped with marinated and grilled sliced chicken thighs, bacon, tomatoes, avocado, red onions, boiled eggs, and honey-dijon vinaigrette.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 3 to 8 hours

Lemon Herb Avocado Chicken Salad

A bright lemon juice-based salad dressing, which doubles as a marinade for the chicken, is paired with tangy feta cheese and rich avocados and bacon to make this flavorful Romaine-based salad a weeknight winner.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 1 hour

Cucumber Tomato Avocado Salad

This fresh, summery side dish gets even easier if you replace the oil, lemon juice, and cilantro with a little bit of high-quality bottled dressing.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 15 minutes
Buddha Bowls

Bahn Mi Bowls

Top rice noodles with piles of sliced cucumber, carrot, lettuce, cabbage, avocado, and crispy tofu coated in soy, hoisin, and Sriracha. Garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro.

Yield: 2 servings Total time: 30 minutes

Mom’s Cranberry-Avocado Salsa

Salsa is standard party fare, but this fresh, holiday-themed version with chopped jalapeño, red onion, avocado, cranberries, and cilantro is a delightful surprise. It went quickly when mom took it to a recent holiday get-together.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 20 minutes

Leesa’s Favorite Side Salad

Delicious salads must be made with the freshest ingredients that are chopped into bite-sized pieces (especially the greens!). This is my favorite side salad to serve at a dinner party, and contains green and red romaine, sugar snap peas, apples, avocado, slivered almonds, and a high-quality prepared dressing.

Total time: 15 minutes

Avocado, Prosciutto, & Egg Open-Faced Sandwiches

These sandwiches are the perfect weeknight dinner after a long day at work. They take no time at all to make, but are so delicious.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 15 minutes

Seafood Gaspacho

Fresh shrimp, scallops, and crab meat makes this cool, savory soup satisfying. Clam juice, Serrano chiles, and lime juice amp up the flavor.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 30 minutes

Beef & Black Bean Chipotle Chili

This hearty and satisfying stew comes together in 30 minutes and is perfect topped with diced avocado.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 30 minutes