BEST Crock Pot White Chili Recipe

This is my new favorite white chili recipe. It's so good we can't stop making this yummy crock pot meal. Perfect weeknight dinner idea.

Ready for comfort in a bowl? Well that’s what this Crock Pot White Chili recipe is. Seriously just thinking about it makes my mouth water. This has so much flavor with all the convenience of a slow cooker meal.

The best white chili recipe. This slow cooker meal is so easy and delicious.

It has a small amount of kick from chilies but the kids in our family still goggle it up along with every one else. I like to serve it with a big slice of my 3 ingredient cornbread recipe.

Our family's new favorite white chili recipe. Super easy crock pot dinner idea.

  • 1.5 lbs of skinless boneless chicken meat
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 can chicken broth (14.5 oz)
  • 1 small can chopped green chiles (4.5 oz)
  • 1 can corn (15 oz)
  • 2 cans cannellini beans (about 30 oz)

For Roux

  • 3 TBS butter
  • 3 TBS flour
  • 1 C milk
  • 1 Chicken bouillon cube (or equivalent)
  • salt and pepper to taste

To Finish and Topping Individual Portions

  • 1/2/-1 C Greek Yogurt (or sour cream)
  • Crushed tortilla chips for topping
  • Shredded Cheese for topping
  • Avocado for topping

Add all the first group of the ingredients to the crock pot. Making sure to drain all the canned ingredients. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 1 hour before serving make the roux by melting the butter. Next mix in the flour and cook over medium heat. Mix in milk and bouillon. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir into crock pot breaking up the chicken meat. Allow to cook 1 additional hour (although if you’re in a rush 15 minutes should work). Right before serving stir in 1/2 C yogurt and taste. Add any additional salt and pepper needed. Serve topped with a generous amount of cheese, crushed tortilla chips, avocado and dollop of yogurt.

Hands down the best crock pot white chili recipe. Super yummy  weeknight dinner idea

Oh man this stuff is SO good and it freezes well if you find yourself with any leftovers!

Absolutely delicious and easy lasagna soup recipe for the crock pot

If you want more great crock pot ideas this Lasagna Soup for the slow cooker recipe is super easy and delicious.

Super yummy balsamic cherry beef roast crock pot recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

This Balsamic Cherry Beef recipe works fabulous with all different cuts of beef (roast, short ribs, etc.) and is SO tasty.

It's a keeper! This French inspired chicken slow cooker recipe is so yummy. Great dinner idea

And my new favorite is my French Classic Chicken Fricassee recipe that I made crock pot friendly.

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The BEST Zucchini Recipes

So many delicious Zucchini recipes dinner, sides and desserts

Zucchini is a plenty this time of year and I couldn’t be happier. It’s hands down one of my favorite veggies. So here are a bunch of tasty looking zucchini recipes.

zucchini lasagna | Veggie Kabobs | Tinkerbell Cookies|Cilantro Lime Chicken Zoodles | Parmesan zucchini rounds |Blackened Portabello Burger|summer squash casserolecheesy zucchini and tomato bread | Summer Vegetable Tortellini Salad |Pilsbury Crecent Roll and Zucchini Pie |15 Minute Grilled Kabobs|Stuffed ZucchiniTomato Zucchini Pie | Spicy Asian Zucchini | Zucchini Dessert Pie | zucchini chocolate chip bread

And since two of our cohosts didn’t have zucchini recipes, gasp, be sure to check out these totally unrelated but totally awesome posts! Kaysi’s Daybed made from a door and Polly’s super cute Harry Potter Pillow Cases.

Rae Gun guest posting picture

Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here as the Block Party host this week. I am shocked at how fast Summer has flown by. I just finished up two weeks of Harry Potter Mania if you have any Harry Potter lovers in your life you’ll have to share my wrap up post which includes over 50 awesome Harry Potter DIY’s, recipes, and more! In addition to that here are a few of my recent posts!

I can’t wait to see what you’re sharing today. Let’s get this party started. Link up here and be linked up to 4 fabulous blogs all at once!

Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts |Pieces by Polly

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Crock Pot Chicken Fricasee Recipe

It's a keeper! This French inspired chicken slow cooker recipe is so yummy. Great dinner idea

Are you ready for your mouth to water? The Crock Pot Chicken Fricasee recipe I’ve got for you today is so good. Like I’m kind of drooling just thinking about it. The pictures don’t do this recipe justice. but trust me. Your house will smell amazing and then your taste buds will do a major happy dance.

The best slow cooker chicken. Delicious French inspired chicken dinner recipe for the crock pot

While this is a slow cooker recipe it isn’t your normal dump and go style. It takes some prep but I promise you it’s well worth it and so much better than heating up your whole house and being stuck at home for hours with the oven.

Made this and everyone LOVED it. French chicken fricassee recipe for the crock pot slow cooker. Great dinner idea

  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 2TBS Butter
  • 2 Carrots
  • 2 Stalks Celery
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • 2 TBS Flour
  • 1/2 C White Wine
  • 2 C Chicken Broth
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Sprigs Thyme
  • 2 sprigs parsley
  • 1/4 C Heavy Cream
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 2 sprigs tarragon (about 3 TBS chopped)
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 TBS Butter
  1. Season your chicken thighs with salt and pepper. In a large pot melt 2 TBS butter and brown your chicken skin side down. Place into crock pot skin side up.
  2. In the pot that you browned the chicken add chopped carrots, celery, and onion. Cook a few minutes and then add in mushroom and flour. Stir together to cook the flour a minute or two.
  3. Stir in the wine and allow to thicken in the mixture. Then stir in the chicken stock, thyme and parsley stirring and scrapping up any brown bits. If you don’t cook with wine you can just use extra stock.
  4. Pour over the chicken in the crock pot. And cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. About 20-40 minutes before serving time. Mix 1/4 C cream with 1 egg yolk.
  6. Add 1/2 C of liquid from the crock pot to that mixture to temper.
  7. Remove chicken from the crock pot.
  8. Add 1 TBS butter to the crock pot, stir in egg cream mixture, and squeeze in the juice of half a lemon.
  9. Add in chopped tarragon and chicken. Allow to cook covered for another 15-30 minutes before serving.

Classic French chicken fricassee tweaked for the slow cooker. So delicious

I like to serve this over mashed potatoes. It’s so creamy and rich your mouth will thank you.

One of my favorite chicken dinner recipes. Slow cooker french chicken fricassee for the crock pot

Last time I made this my MIL was over and couldn’t stop talking about how yummy the whole house smelled. And let me tell you it tasted even yummier!

Super yummy balsamic cherry beef roast crock pot recipe - Rae Gun Ramblings

Want more great crock pot ideas? Here are a few of my favorites but see even more here. Balsamic Cherry Beef Recipe above.

Super easy Lasagna Soup recipe for the crock pot (freezable) - Rae Gun Ramblings #GameTimeGoodies #shop #cbias

Super easy Crock Pot Lasagna Recipe we had this the other night and I was reminded all over again how yummy it was!

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Block Party: Lunch Ideas and Recipes for Grown Ups

For people all over the country little people are sporting backpacks, carrying lunch boxes, and getting on big yellow buses to take them away from their parents for a whole 6 glorious hours 5 days a week. Here in my little town of Bend Oregon…we don’t go back until the second week of September. Another thing? No magic vehicle takes my children anywhere. Nooooooo. I made the decision to homeschool my children. I get to see their cute faces 24-7-365.

I might need a vacation. Just saying.

Another thing? Parents all over are looking for lunch ideas for their little angels. Which is obviously fantastic, I mean what is more fun to open your lunchbox at school and find a carefully thought out lunch by mom or dad with cute little printed out love notes? I think lunch for myself can be more fun if we’re being honest…and you guys linked up some yummy, grown up lunch ideas that I want to try each and every one.

So, pack your cute little bento boxes, carefully crafted pb& j, chopped veggies with healthy dips….and then make one of these delicious lunch ideas for yourself. Cherish your lunch and the time you get to yourself. CHERISH IT! Ahem… I mean wait impatiently until your cherubs come home from school each day. ;)
24-Lunch-Ideas-for-Grown-ups recipes

Grown Up Lunches

Turkey Basil Toasted Bagel | Crab Cakes with Sriracha Lime Mayo | Healthy Fresh Taco Salad |

Curry Puffs | Grilled Avocado with Mango Strawberry Salsa | BLT Chicken Wrap

Lemony Apple and Raspberry Salad | Greek Inspired Chicken Nachos | Spicy Marinara Penne Pasta

Summer Vegetable Tortellini Salad | Zucchini Pizza Boats | Veggie Hummus Pita Pizza

Tomato Chives Breakfast Pita | Grilled Chicken Broccoli Pasta Salad | Grilled Flank Steak Salad

Spicy Asian Coleslaw | Fresh Quinoa Salad | Green Pepper Tomato Salad

Johnny Appleseed Burger | Blackened Portobello Burger | Grilled Nectarine Flatbread with Mascarpone

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders | Caprese Pasta Salad | Hummus Pita Pizza

Tiffany at Making the World Cuter

Hi everyone! It’s time to link up all the cute things you’ve been doing!

I’m Tiffany from Making the World Cuter, and I’ll be hosting this block party today.

I have been out of town for about a month and I came home to a mess…a good mess because my husband started remodeling three parts of our house…but I am in a state of chaotic construction and things in the wrong places. Do you know how much fun that is for a control freak like myself? It’s not. It’s not fun at all. AT ALL.

My blog has been a little quiet while we soak up the last bit of summer and try to find the light at the end of this current remodel tunnel…but that doesn’t mean I don’t want to be inspired by all of you! I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to!

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Hogwarts House Elves Curry Puff Recipe

Super yummy curry puff recipe great for Harry Potter parties

I grew up eating curry puffs. To me they are comfort food and party food at their best. Everyone I’ve feed them to has loved them. And any time we have  Harry Potter party they are part of the menu along with Dumbledore’s Pensieve of course.

Dumbledore's Pensieve what a fun idea and this recipe is so easy and yummy. We've made it a few times. Harry Potter lovers unite.

There isn’t anything in the books or movies called a curry puff but I’ve always assumed that Harry and his pals much on them. I think it has to do with the similarity to the English pasties and the curry that is so common in the area.Fun baby House Elves costumes. Mischief Managed Aprons

The House Elf apron and Mischief Managed Aprons are from my shop I make them both in kiddo and adult sizes and all the baby pictures are courtesy of Debra from Joyous Moments Portrait Photography and Housewife Eclectic.

Harry Potter House Elf and Mischief Managed Aprons and Curry Puff recipe so fun

Either way they are delicious and a great treat. They can be made ahead and served room temp or hot from the oven. They are great for school lunches, after school treats or if you’re a savory breakfast girl like me a nice easy breakfast. I made a bunch of these when Teddy was a newborn since they were so easy to reheat and eat one handed.

Delicious meat and potato filled pastry curry puff recipe great for breakfast lunch dinner or parties

Curry Puff Recipe

  • 2 Sheets Puff Pastry, thawed (1 box)
  • 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 2 potatoes, skinned and diced
  • 2-3 green onions, chopped
  • 1-4 TBS curry powder or paste (depending on how spicy  yours is)
  • salt to taste
  • water

This curry puff recipe so good. Everyone always asks for the recipe at parties

  1. Cook the ground beef and potatoes over medium heat until the beef is cooked through.
  2. Add about 1/2 a cup of water and continue cooking until your potatoes are tender to a fork. Stirring occasionally and adding more water as needed.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients. Start with just 1 tsp of your curry substance and add more to taste.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool enough to be handled.
  5. Cut each sheet of puff pastry into 9 squares.
  6. Place a heaping spoonfull of the ground beef mixture into the center of each squre.
  7. Fold over and press closed with the tins of a fork.
  8. Bake at 400 F until golden brown about 20 minutes.

Super yummy curry puff meat and potato pastry.

These can be served hot, room temp, or even cold. They freeze great and keep well.

Super yummy curry puff meat and potato pastry.

Just give your House Elves the recipe and have them whip up a batch for your next party ;) But make sure they don’t eat them all before your guest get to them!

Cute Mischief Managed House Elf Costume

Make sure to check out Debra’s post to see more fun Harry Potter baby pictures! And there is still time to enter the awesome giveaway!

Huge Harry Potter giveaway. Lots of cute shops to remember for Christmas for Harry Potter fans

The winner will receive the following awesome Harry Potter and bookish prizes!

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best appetizer and party food recipe. this gets gobbled up every time also a yummy after school snack that can be made ahead. Curry PuffsLet’s connect! You can also find me hanging out here.


Block Party: Sweet Treats the Kids Will Love

Sweet treats for kids. Fun dessert recipes

Polly, here from Pieces by Polly as your host for this week.  There were so many fun kids treats…you know the kind with lots of sprinkles, food coloring, and candies to make them so fun, I knew we needed a sweet treats round-up.
The last couple weeks, I’ve been celebrating Happy Harry Potter with Marissa and have been super busy with some new Harry Potter themed projects and several guest posts.

Harry Potter Always and Doe Patronus Pillow | Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Pillow | Harry Potter Wand Skirt | Christmas-in-July Tie Tutorial |

And I’m also in the middle of hosting a Harry Potter Quilt Along to celebrate the release of my Harry Potter Single Hogwarts House Quilt and Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Quilt patterns.  It’s not too late to join!


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Dumbledore’s Pensieve Recipe

This is so awesome a yummy recipe for Dumbledore's Pensieve. Great for Harry Potter partiesWhether you’re throwing a Harry Potter party or just feel like something delicious and secretly geeky my Dumbledore’s Pensieve recipe will be a hit. I dreamed it up 5 years ago before one of our Harry Potter themed parties and forced my sister to help me bring it to life. I absolutely adore how it turned out and have made it a few times since.

I’ve made it two different ways. The original way (the swirl) requires two people. Don’t mind my misspelled food label, sheesh armatures! And the new way has a slightly different look but can be accomplished without a sous chef ;)

awesome swirl dumbledore pensieve recipe from harry potter great party idea

Dumbledore’s Pensive Recipe Swirl Method


  • 1 pack blue jello divided (we used an 8 serving size pack)
  • whipped topping like cool whip
  1. Make up 2/3 of the pack of jello according to the directions (of course use only 2/3 of the water ) and let that set.
  2.  Mix the remaining 1/3 pack jello mix with hot water add some ice cubes and cool whip. Put into a pastry bag with a tip. (we used the 8 serving pack so 1/3 of that with 1/3 C hot water a few ice cubes and 1 C cool whip)
  3. You’ll need two people for this step. Cut a swirl into the jello have one person  open the cut with two spoons and have the other person pipe the creamy mixture into the set jello. And then chill

quick cheater version of dumbledore's pensieve from Harry potter. easy recipe

Dumbledore’s Pensive Recipe Lazy Girl Method

  • Blue Jello (for a party I usually use 2 large packs but you can use as much or as little as you want)
  • Canned Cream like Ready Whip
  1. Prepare the jello according to the directions on the box.
  2. Allow to chill fully.
  3. Cut a swirl into the top of your jello.
  4. Use the canned cream and make a swirl on top of your cut. Note: you wont be able to fill your cut unless you have a helper but that won’t work any ways since the cream will melt some and won’t hold it’s shape once on the serving table so if you want the swirl you’ll have to use the instructions above.
  5. The cream will melt down some and get swirly and awesome in a different way. You can help it along or chunk up the swirls some by pushing it around with a spoon.

great Harry potter party food ideas including dumbledore's pensieveWhichever method you decide to go with, both are delicious and both will get your Harry Potter heart a fluttering and impress your Harry Potter loving friends!

A whole series full of Harry Potter themed recipes, diys crafts

Have you checked out the amazing giveaway and all the other great projects that have been shared as a part of the Happy Harry Potter series? There are TONS of amazing DIY, delicious, and bookish Potter posts here.

Dumbledore's Pensieve what a fun idea and this recipe is so easy and yummy. We've made it a few times. Harry Potter lovers unite.

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Strawberry Mango Sorbet Recipe

Delicious refreshing Strawberry Mango Sorbet perfect for Summer.

One of my favorite things about Summer are all the delicious fresh fruits that abound. Plus with the heat you’re totally justified in indulging in all kinds of delicious frozen treats like Popsicle and ice cream. We’re ice cream mongers in our house especially after I got the ice cream attachment for my kitchen aid. Seriously the thing is gold. Magical gold I tell you. It makes creating ice creams or sorbets like today’s yummy strawberry mango sorbet recipe super super easy.

Easy Mango Strawberry Sorbet


  • 2-3 Mangoes
  • 1 lbs Strawberries
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 3/4 C water
  • Juice of 1 lemon

Yummy strawberry mango sorbet


  1. Make a simple syrup by boiling the sugar in the water until dissolved. Allow to cool.
  2. Clean, trim/peel, and chop the the fruit.
  3. Add the juice of one lemon and pulse it so it’s fully incorporated.
  4. Blend fruit then add simple syrup. And blend until smooth. (I just used my awesome ninja blender)
  5. Process in an Ice Cream maker. I love my kitchen aid attachment.
  6. Scoop into a freezer safe container and freeze at least 4 hours before serving.

Homemade mango strawberry ice cream recipe

Super easy and yummy right. This recipe is very adaptable too. If you have any fruit that you need to use up you can easy swap out the mangoes or strawberries for a totally new flavor.

super good and easy mango strawberry ice cream recipe

And just in case you want some other great Summer ideas here are some of my favorites.

Love this recipe for fast and easy Summer Rolls. Great spin on the healthy Vietnamese meal.

Quick and easy Vietnamese Summer roll recipe. These are the perfect meal, full of veggies and won’t heat up your kitchen!

awesome diy pool tote. huge space removable wet bag and strap loops for hanging towels. full tutorial and free sewing pattern.

The Ultimate Pool Bag tutorial. This is the best bag ever. It has a detachable wet bag and loops to hang towels from. I love it so much and it’s actually a pretty easy sew.

Great list of books to take to the pool Perfect for Summer reading.

Nothing beats reading a great book by the pool and one of my favorite things ever is sharing book recommendations.

I shared this recipe over at Yellow Bliss Road earlier this Summer.


Fish Packets with Warm Apricot Date Salad Recipe and Sunbasket Review + Giveaway

all in one fish packets super healthy easy light dinner recipe

This is my favorite thing I ate last week. No seriously I can’t stop thinking about this super yummy and easy Sole Topped with Apricots and Dates. This recipe was so easy and fast to throw together and since it cooks in parchment paper there is hardly any clean up.

Sole baked in parchment with spinach topped with warm apricot and date salad recipe. Delicious and healthy dinner with little clean up.

For a while now I’ve been curious about these different companies that mail you a box full of food and you cook it up. When I was given the opportunity to try Sunbasket out I couldn’t turn it down. Now in all honesty I’d thought that it just couldn’t be worth it. And I’m seriously having major second guesses. Because not only was the food SUPER yummy and convenient I think it was kind of worth it.

Sunbasket food delivery review and healthy recipe

Yes I was given this box of food for free but really this is 100% my honest opinion. You can ask my sister, I’ve been raving about the meals we had. It’s a little pricey if you’re the type of family that goes grocery shopping and cooks all your meals BUT if you’re like us and get busy or overwhelmed and tend to eat out a lot this can actually be a money saver. I’m serious I really loved my Sunbasket and I’m totally planning on buying them every once in a while and asking for them when things get crazy (like during my Halloween rush) and people ask if there’s anything they can do!  More about my basket thoughts below, a chance to win a free try yourself, and a huge discount link too. But first let me give you this yummy recipe (with Sunbasket’s permission of course).

Sole in parchment with warm date and apricot salad

Sole fish packets with spinach and warm apricot and date salad recipe


  • 2 sole fillets (any type of white fish would be delicious)
  • 2 shallots
  • 6 ounces spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 sheets parchment paper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 apricots
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • 1.5 ounces toasted almonds
  • Small bunch parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sumac

love this recipe. super healthy easy fish dinner recipe with easy clean up


  1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Peel and slice the shallots. Cut 4 thin slices from the lemon. Zest and juice the remaining lemon and reserve.
  2. Lay the two sheets of parchment paper side by side. Pile half the spinach in the center of each sheet, add the shallots and season with salt.
  3. Lay the fish piece on top of the shallots and sprinkle with more salt and top with the lemon slices and butter.
  4. Bring opposites side of paper together and fold. Roll the ends into the center to make a tightly sealed packet. Place the packets on a baking sheet and  and bake until the fish is opaque and cooked through, about 20 minutes.
  5. While the fish is cooking make the salad. Start by cutting each apricot into eight wedges. Slice the dates, discard the pits. Coarsely chop the almonds. Rinse, dry and chop the parsley.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat and add the apricots, almonds, and dates, season lightly with salt, and cook just until warm, about 3 minutes. Add the parsley, sumac, lemon juice and zest and toss to combine.
  7. When the fish is done open up the packets and divide the salad between the two packs and serve.

Love this fish baked in parchment with spinach topped with warm apricot and date salad recipe. Delicious and healthy dinner with little clean up.

Oh man it’s so good. I need to go buy the ingredients and make it again. Slurp. It was so nice to have them delivered to me in the Sunbasket last week. Ha. I think I might be a little spoiled. If you want to try the Sunbasket for half the price (only 5$ each meal)  click here. I honestly think you have nothing to lose at that price and if you’re like us you’ll really enjoy it! And since I’m sure some of you have questions about how the whole basket thing works I’ll give you some of my thoughts. But don’t forget to enter the giveaway below.

 Delicious and easy sole cooked in parchment paper recipe

My personal opinion is that this would be really great for a single person or couple that works a lot or for a family that finds themselves eating out a lot or also if you want to give a really good gift to food appreciating busy people. I would love to receive a week as a gift hint hint. I’m sure it would be great for other people too and really if you’re curious at all you should just give it a try! They gave me a special link that if you click through you can get 30$ off your first basket which is half off. That ends up being only 5$ a meal. So quite a bit cheaper than fast food for really yummy foodie level tasting, organic, very healthy food.

Spicy chorizo chili

(spicy chorizo chili one of the best chili dishess I’ve had and I’m SUPER critical about chili)

If you follow my Instagram you know we like good food and we eat out a lot. This food was yummy. We absolutely adored 2 of the meals. And the other one we liked but it didn’t blow us away like the other two did. When I first learned about this concept I though meh I don’t want to cook my own food if I’m going to pay. But I have to eat my words because I actually liked that part a lot.

What comes in a Sunbasket and review

The box and recipes and pre-portioned everything you need to make the meal (we only used salt and oil from our pantry for all three meals we received). This made cooking really fun and easy. And it felt like I learned something new with each recipe. I don’t know it might just be the nerd in me but I really liked that. And when I thought about it the time it took was much less than if we had gotten in the car and driven somewhere to eat and for taking their regular price it was way cheaper too than the restaurant route. That and the fact that since I had this food in the fridge I was less tempted to pile everyone in the car so we ate more healthfully and we saved money.

Honest Sunbaskt food delivery review

I know this is a long post but really I’m super excited about this company and product. Okay here are a few last random thoughts if you have any questions let me know in the comments since I’m sure I’m missing something. All the packaging can be recycled. They send the box with tons of ice packs layered so it can be out for 8 hours. There is also a return shipping label so you can send it all back so there is very little trash ( I loved this about it). The recipes are all take about 30 minutes to prepare and are 500-800 calories each. They are relatively new so right now they only deliver to CA, OR, WA, NV, CO, ID, AZ and UT. There’s way more info on there website (just scroll to the bottom and click learn more). The portions are pretty generous. Daniel and I are BIG eaters and we were very satisfied after all the meals. And we shared with piggy Teddy who eats more than his elementary aged cousins. #sunbasket #giveaway

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Vietnamese Summer Rolls Recipe

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Love this recipe for fast and easy Summer Rolls. Great spin on the healthy Vietnamese meal.

Oh man it’s been so hot lately. And when it’s this hot I just don’t feel like heating up the kitchen any more to get food on the table. That’s why I love this Vietnamese Summer Roll recipe.

Great healthy fresh spring rolls recipe. Perfect for Summer eating. No heat required.

Now let’s be clear I have no idea if this is authentic or not, I’m going to guess not. But it sure is good and it was definitely inspired by the fresh spring rolls that I get from the small Vietnamese grocer down the street from me.

What ingredients you need to make Vietnamese Summer Rolls (spring rolls) and peanut butter sauce.


  • 1 Chicken Breast (I use Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets which makes it SO easy)
  • 1/3 Rice Noodles package
  • 24 Cooked Shrimp, halved
  • 1-2 Carrots, shredded
  • 1 C Shredded
  • Cilantro (optional)
  • 8 Summer roll wrappers
  • Peanut butter dipping sauce

One of the things I love about this recipe is that it’s easy to make 1 or many. It’s just a matter of the ingredients. I like to prep all the ingredients (hydrate noodles and chop/slice the rest) at the beginning of the week and then use them for light healthy lunches. All I have to do is soak the wrappers pile the fillings in and roll. It’s so fast. So the amount of ingredients depends on how many rolls you are making. This is written to make 8 Summer rolls but you can EASILY just make 1. I eat 2-3 at a time and I’m a pretty big eater.

How to make fresh Vietnamese Summer Rolls. Great recipes and healthy meal idea.

What to do

  1. Hydrate the noodles by soaking them in hot water until they are nice and pliable.
  2. Spread out your wrapper.
  3. Down the center leaving about 3 inches at both ends lay down the shrimp.
  4. Then the chicken.
  5. Then the carrots.
  6. Then the lettuce.
  7. Then the noodles.
  8. And if you’re using them the cilantro.
  9. Fold the ends that are perpendicular to your line of filling in.
  10. Then fold one edge over as tight as you can and roll to enclose all the filling.

Delicious and healthy Vietnamese Summer Rolls recipe. Great way to get veggies and easy meal idea.

I sometimes make my own peanut butter sauce but while I was picking up the rest of the ingredients for the meal at Walmart I found this jar stuff and it totally does the trick and one less thing for me to make. Serve the Summer rolls with easy microwavable Birds Eye Steamfresh® Protein Blends. This is the California blend pictured here but there are a bunch of options which are so convenient to have on hand and zap up to go along side just about anything so you always get enough protein. I love how they are making so many healthy options really easy and accessible. The 100% all natural white meat Tyson Chicken breasts are so easy to grab from the freezer and just throw in the microwave. Since they are fully cooked and so yummy they are great for adding to so many recipes.

This Summer Roll recipe is so good. Super fast healthy meal idea full of veggies.

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group®, Birds Eye®, and Tyson® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #FastFreshFilling

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