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Sunny and warm, yellow is the color of simple yet satisfying dishes (think homemade corn chowder, buttery pasta, and turmeric “golden milk” lattes)—as well as zesty lemon and pineapple to wake up your palate (not to mention your eyes).

Easy Grilled Parmesan Polenta Chips It’s still too early to start panicking about a summer body (hopefully), but you can still incorporate healthy alternatives to your favorite snacks. These polenta chips are a great replacement for potato chips and taste just as good.

Thai Yellow Chicken Curry with Potatoes Packed with flavor that perfectly balances savory and sweet, curry is the ultimate comfort food. You can even make it in bulk to have your weekday dinners sorted out.


Meyer Lemon Cheesecake Bars Grandma’s lemon squares get an upgrade with the addition of a cheesecake base. Everyone knows calories don’t count in the winter, which is a good thing because you’ll want to eat the entire batch of these.

Summer Squash Salad This super simple recipe is the perfect thing to offset any potential overindulging. With a fresh herb vinaigrette and minimal prep time, you’ll want to keep making this salad year-round. Just swap out the summer squash for a more seasonal option, and you’ll be good to go.

Pineapple Lime Beer Margaritas Adopt the philosophy that summer (and 5 o’clock) is a state of mind and make these margaritas ASAP. Combining every fresh flavor under the sun, this is one cocktail that is sure to brighten your day.

Mango Pineapple Crumble Spring’s twist on fall’s apple crumble is here and it’s delicious. Be sure to serve it warm with ice cream for the full effect. This crumble is also gluten-free and vegan and therefore essentially a health food, right?


Lavender Basil Lemonade This lemonade is just as refreshing as it is beautiful, and easy to make! Whip up a pitcher and serve over ice at your next brunch.

Spicy White Bean and Corn Gazpacho Served chilled, this gazpacho is packed with protein and still has that rich, creamy texture you love in your favorite winter soups.

Brown Butter Fettuccine Alfredo with Fried Cheese Any recipe that comes with a healthy serving of fried cheese is a must-try. The brown butter-based sauce and fried sage add another level of decadence.

Turmeric Milk If you’ve been following food trends turmeric is making great strides. The spice has heaps of health benefits and is especially delicious in the form of warm milk.