Whether you’re heading out the door to work, on a road trip, or packing up for a picnic with the family – I’ve got you covered with some delicious and nutritious pack & go no-cook summer recipes!! Enjoy!!

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Ultimate Summer Sandwich ~ click here for the recipe

Char’s Herb Garden Lentil Dip ~ click here for the recipe. *note: during the summer months I add (approx) 1 cup (250 mL) chopped mixed herbs to dip. A combo of: parsley, mint, basil, chives and dill. It’s like a fresh-summer-flavour-explosion in every bite!

Watermelon Caprese Salad ~ this juicy salad is perfect as is and/or serve as a side dish to anything off the grill!! Click here for the recipe. **Did you know? US Watermelon is available in Canada all year long!! Click here for more tasty watermelon recipes.

Char’s Summer Berry and Ginger Cheesecake Jars

2 cups (500 mL) halved fresh strawberries

1/2 cup (125 mL) fresh blueberries

1 cup (250 mL) mascarpone cheese, softened (*or softened brick style cream cheese)

1/2 cup (125 mL) each; full fat sour cream (*or Greek yogurt) and sweetened condensed milk

1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract

1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt

1 cup (250 mL) crushed gingersnap cookie crumbs (*or Graham cracker crumbs)

2 tbsp (30 mL) finely diced candied ginger

Place fruit in bowl of food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until roughly chopped. Add remaining ingredients (except for cookie crumbs and candied ginger). Pulse until just combined – scrape down sides of bowl if needed. Divide half of fruit/cheese mixture evenly between 4, 1 cup (250 mL) mason jars. Divide gingersnap cookie crumbs evenly on top of fruit/cheese mixture and top evenly with remaining fruit/cheese mixture. Garnish each jar evenly with candied ginger. Cover jars and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

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Charmaine is the host of “In Char’s Kitchen” , ‘In Char’s Kitchen Quarantine Edition’ & ‘In Char’s Kitchen Fitness Edition’  on YourTV Muskoka and regular guest on: Rogers IN StudioRogers Daytime OttawaCTV Morning Live OttawaCHCH Morning Live and Breakfast Television sharing her love and enthusiasm for all things food, cooking and fitness.

Most importantly; Charmaine is the mother of two active boys; Tyler & Colgan.

Charmaine understands the importance of preparing healthy, wholesome dishes all while keeping budget and time in mind.

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