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A 7-Day Meal Plan Using Summer Produce

Think seasonally. Plan meals around fresh produce, like strawberries, green beans, zucchini and cucumbers. Typically, in-season foods are cheaper, so it's good for your wallet, too.

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Sunday: Barbecued Strawberry ChickenTaste of Home

Sunday: Barbecued Strawberry Chicken

When it’s time to impress family and friends, we serve barbecued chicken garnished with strawberries. It’s easier than anyone would ever guess. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

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Monday: Veggie Nicoise SaladTaste of Home

Monday: Veggie Nicoise Salad

More and more people in my workplace are becoming vegetarians. When we cook or eat together, the focus is on fresh produce. This salad combines some of our favorite ingredients in one dish...and with the hard-boiled eggs and kidney beans, it delivers enough protein to satisfy those who are skeptical of vegetarian fare. —Elizabeth Kelley, Chicago, Illinois

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Tuesday: Chicken Cucumber PitasTaste of Home

Tuesday: Chicken Cucumber Pitas

I wanted a good recipe for pita stuffing. Seeing the large stack of garden-fresh cucumbers on my counter, I decided to improvise and create my own recipe. It was a huge hit. —Sheena Wellard, Nampa, Idaho

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Wednesday: Sheet-Pan Chipotle-Lime Shrimp BakeTaste of Home

Wednesday: Sheet-Pan Chipotle-Lime Shrimp Bake

I like to make this seafood dinner for company because it tastes amazing, but takes very little effort to throw together. Use asparagus, Broccolini or a mix of the two. It’s all about what's available for a decent price. —Colleen Delawder, Herndon, Virginia

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Thursday: Garlic-Grilled Chicken with Pesto Zucchini RibbonsTaste of Home

Thursday: Garlic-Grilled Chicken with Pesto Zucchini Ribbons

The first time I substituted zucchini noodles for regular pasta, it was because I was trying to reduce carbohydrates and calories. Now I make them because we love the flavor and texture they bring to dishes. This dish is just as delicious if you substitute shrimp for the chicken. —Suzanne Banfield, Basking Ridge, New Jersey

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Friday: Teriyaki Shish KabobsTaste of Home

Friday: Teriyaki Shish Kabobs

When I was a teenager, my father worked for an airline, and my family lived on the island of Guam in the South Pacific. A friend of my mother gave her this tangy-sweet recipe, and we enjoyed it often. Now I make it for my family, and they're big fans as well. —Suzanne Pelegrin, Ocala, Florida

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Saturday: Feta Chicken BurgersTaste of Home

Saturday: Feta Chicken Burgers

My friends always request these tasty chicken burgers on the grill. I sometimes add olives to punch up the flavor! Try them with the mayo topping. —Angela Robinson, Findlay, Ohio

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