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Sweet Corn & Tomato Pesto Bruschetta

Easy Recipes to Complement Grilled Entrees


Summer is heating up! Host the hottest party of the summer with quick and easy side dish recipes – the perfect complement to your favorite grilled entrees.

It’s the time of year when the scent of hamburgers and steaks cooking on the grill waft through the summer air. And, no one wants to spend warm summer days inside cooking, so here are some tips to  take your kitchen outdoors.

With easy recipes that can be made on the grill, summer entertaining is a breeze. Libby’s® Vegetable Pouches are convenient for creating unique and flavorful staples that are sure to be a hit at any backyard barbeque.

Invite a few friends—or whole neighborhood—and host the party of the summer without spending hours in the kitchen!  

Get the Party Started

Sweet Corn and Tomato Pesto Bruschetta

For a summertime twist on an Italian favorite, try this sweet corn and tomato pesto bruschetta. Toast the baguette on the grill and top with pesto and a mixture of diced tomatoes and Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn Pouches.

Skip the Kitchen

Vegetable Medley Foil Packs

No need to spend hours in the kitchen, with these vegetable medley foil packs by Creme de la Crumb because  you can cook them right on the grill. Combine Libby’s® Mixed Vegetables and Sliced Carrots Pouches with some herbs for a flavorful and healthy addition to any meal. Bonus: Individual foil packs make for easy servings and quick clean-up!

Mix it Up

Bacon and Pea Summer Salad

Trade the traditional pasta salad for this lightened-up bacon and pea summer salad by Southern Bite. Just tear open Libby’s® Sweet Peas Pouches, add some dressing and top with cooked bacon crumbles for a side dish that screams summer.

Get Pumping: Keep Your Heart Healthy During American Heart Month

By Samantha Bailey, Registered Dietitian

Heart shaped candies, bouquets of vibrant red roses, fluffy teddy bears, and X’s and O’s are beginning to filling the store aisles, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. But February isn’t just about the “be mine” cards, it’s also recognized as American Heart Month by The American Heart Association to spread awareness about cardiac diseases and prevention. Show your heart some love by following a healthy cardiac lifestyle, especially with all the decadent chocolaty desserts and sweets that will be consumed in the coming weeks!

Vamp Up Your Fruit and Vegetable Routine

Fruits and vegetables have it all from taste to nutrition. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber and they’re also low in calories, making for the quintessential guilty-free snack. Take charge of your health by including a variety of fruits and vegetables throughout the week and you’re on your way to getting the nutrients you need for a healthy heart. Try these Avocado Sweet Pea Frozen Pops for a new spin on eating fruits and vegetables. 

Avocado Sweet Pea Frozen Pops

Get Moving!

Have a heart-pumping date this Valentine’s Day with some physical activity at the gym, park or at the convenience of your own home. The American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity or 75 minutes of vigorous physical activity each week to keep your heart healthy. Afterward, stay strong and pump on by rewarding yourself with a Sweet Corn & Tomato Pesto Bruschetta snack made with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn. The combination of fruit, vegetables, and whole wheat baguette are all part of and key to a heart healthy diet. 

Put a Cap on Eating Nutrient-Poor Food

With all the chocolate hearts and lollipops, you’re likely not getting the nutrients you need, so it’s recommended to limit your sugary treats. When you and your loved one are settling down for Valentine’s Day dinner, aim for nutrient-rich foods (think: skinless poultry or fish, legumes, and fruits and vegetables). Make it even more romantic by having a candle light dinner at home. Try whipping up this Maple Glazed Turkey Breast with Sesame Green Beans & Carrots to impress your Valentine and keep your heart going. 

Maple Glazed Turkey