Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels & Sesame Lime Quinoa Salad

Rainbow Veggie Pinwheels & Sesame Lime Quinoa Salad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.     Two great back to school lunch options that use the same base ingredients – sesame lime quinoa salad and rainbow veggie pinwheels. A rainbow of veggies and chicken are combined with ranch spread on a rolled tortilla to make healthy and delicious pinwheel sandwiches. INGREDIENTS:   RAINBOW VEGGIE PINWHEELS: 4 large tortillas ⅔ cup whipped cream cheese...

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Simple Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Simple Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Colorful and healthy, this Simple Spinach and Strawberry Salad makes a great lunch and can be easily customized. The strawberry dressing is the best in the world!       This salad is super versatile: it can serve as a quick and light lunch, or you can add some grilled chicken and feta cheese to make a filling dinner. Now, that I’ve convinced you to try it, let’s start cooking! We’ll start with the dressing.       INGREDIENTS: For the dressing:...

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Superfood Crunch Salad with Homemade Balsamic Apple Vinaigrette

Superfood Crunch Salad with Homemade Balsamic Apple Vinaigrette

In the spirit of a fresh start, let’s cue the token salad recipe to kick off another year of healthy, feel-good recipes! I’m going to skip the whole “oh I’ve been eating too many sweets and need to eat more veggies” spiel (totally true though) and just get to the recipe because its a good one!       I’ve never been one to think that a salad should be a punishment food. A good hearty salad is a cause for celebration. Call me crazy, but I tend to get as excited...

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Weekend Glow Kale Salad

Weekend Glow Kale Salad

When I started using these simple tricks, my kale salads went from bitter and hard to swallow to mind-blowing delicious! Kale is said to be a ‘beauty’ vegetable because it improves skin tone, complexion, and gives you a great glow. It’s also just as beautiful for your insides too!       My 3 tips for preparing raw kale: 1. Remove the stems when you plan on eating it raw (and some people remove the stems for cooking too-it’s personal preference). The stems are...

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Over The Rainbow Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

Over The Rainbow Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

Purple vegetables, such as this cabbage and others like eggplant and blueberries, contain anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are chemicals that protect body cells, decrease the spread of cancer cells, and more. Be sure to add some toasted sesame seeds (or hemp seeds would work) on top to compliment the salad nicely. I served it with fluffy garlic “buttery” quinoa, as a complete protein source.         INGREDIENTS: About 6-7 cups of roughly chopped red/purple...

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Red Quinoa and Black Bean Vegetable Salad

Red Quinoa and Black Bean Vegetable Salad

Those Valentine’s Day recipes are looking delicious so far! Eric is going to have a very hard decision on his hands. Light, fresh, and packed with protein and healthy fats, this tangy salad will have you dreaming of Spring and Summer.   INGREDIENTS:     For the salad: 1 cup uncooked Red quinoa 1 (14oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 red pepper, chopped 1/4 cup fresh Cilantro, finely chopped 2 Green Onions, chopped 1 cup fresh corn (optional) *see note...

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Greek Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

Greek Salad with Zesty Lemon Dressing

This Greek salad is a must try! It is one of the healthiest salads around; chock-full of fresh, raw veggies and served with a healthy (and super easy) zesty lemon dressing. So delicious and guilt free! I could eat this all day and not get tired of it. It kind of reminds me of the Olive Garden salad but it’s 100x better! You’ll be making it again and again. Seriously folks, go to the grocery store soon. ?     INGREDIENTS:   Greek Salad Ingredients:  1 head...

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Detox Salad

Detox Salad

Whole Foods salads typically have short ingredient lists as well as vegan and wheat-free options. They are the perfect inspiration for salads at home when you’re getting bored of the usual lettuce and vegetable routine. World’s Healthiest Foods reports that cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, kale, cauliflower, cabbage, watercress, and mustard greens) are said to be detoxifying because they provide support for the immune system, inflammatory system, hormonal system,...

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Italian Tortellini Salad

Italian Tortellini Salad

A side dish that you will definitely want to have on your table at your next barbecue. Tortellini salad loaded with salami, capicola ham, pepperoni, fresh mozzarella cheese, homemade basic Italian dressing and much more.     INGREDIENTS: Salad: 1 lb 4 oz three cheese tortellini 10 oz cherry tomatoes, cut in half ⅔ cup banana peppers, chopped ¼ lb capicola ham, chopped ¼ lb pepperoni, chopped ⅓ lb hard salami, chipped 8 oz fresh mozzarella cheese, chopped 2 Tbsp...

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Satay Chicken Noodle Salad

Satay Chicken Noodle Salad

If you like Satay Chicken, then you’re going to LOVE this noodle salad! This is fantastic served warm or at room temperature. If you’re entertaining, lay everything out in separate bowls and let everyone help themselves!   Noodles. Satay Chicken. Veggies. And a creamy peanut dressing. What an awesome combination! It’s like Satay Chicken and a noodle stir fry had a baby. Or a noodle stir fry and a salad had a baby. No, wait – more like Satay Chicken and a salad had a...

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BLT Salad Bowl

BLT Salad Bowl

It’s the shallow-end of the salad world. Where you can just gently lower yourself in and say “Hey, this isn’t bad at all! In fact… I quite like it!” If you happen to be a salad dodger who’s trying to be virtuous this month, this is for you. Just think of it as a BLT, without the bread and with a whole feast of other goodies thrown in for good luck.       INGREDIENTS: Lettuce (I used two romaine hearts) 1 large avocado 2 handfuls of cherry tomatoes Half a...

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Apple Pecan Rosemary Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

Apple Pecan Rosemary Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad

This chicken salad is light and makes for a perfectly filling and refreshing lunch or dinner that won’t weigh you down. I tried both a bread version and lettuce version and liked them equally the same, so if you are on a low carb diet I know you’ll love it as lettuce wrapped chicken salad. Try it soon because it’s likely going to become a fall favorite for you too!     INGREDIENTS: Salad: 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked, cooled and dice into small...

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Ribeye Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Ribeye Steak Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

A savory Ribeye Steak Salad recipe served with loads of fresh vegetables, walnuts, and goat then served with a Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette. This salad will rival any Steakhouse Salad.     That Saltgrass Steak Salad is what I tried to create for you today. With a few personal tweaks here and there of course. The balsamic vinaigrette in my opinion is just as good as the stuff at the restaurant, and maybe a little better because its not as sweet. Plus, I amped up...

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20-Minute BLT Pasta Salad

20-Minute BLT Pasta Salad

Are you ready for a fresh, fun, SUPER easy pasta salad? Yeeeees, you say? P-E-R-F-E-C-T! Feast your eyes on this simple bow tie pasta salad LOADED with bacon, lettuce, and tomato!!! It’s dressed in a slightly creamy (and totally addicting) Zesty Italian dressing, and I promise you won’t be able to stop at just one bite… ?     To ease back into the whole real life situation, I decided to take things easy dinner wise and make this incredibly simple 20-minute BLT...

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Blueberry Feta Salad

Blueberry Feta Salad

This Blueberry Feta Salad is your new go-to salad for spring! It combines fresh blueberries with feta cheese, almonds, and a lemon poppyseed vinaigrette. Perfect for a baby shower or Easter celebration! Confession: as much as I’m ready for winter to be over, I’m also scared to death about what spring and summer will hold. It’s the same every year….winter is long and hard because we don’t really leave the house, and then the warmer weather arrives…..and the kids want to...

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Steak and Tortellini Salad

Steak and Tortellini Salad

I think that Steak and Tortellini is a great combo, and if you agree then you’ll definitely want to try out this recipe. My mouth is watering just looking at the pictures!! YUM! INGREDIENTS: 1 pkg. Tortellini Top sirloin (about 4 lbs), or your favorite meat Romaine lettuce, chopped Pesto Dressing: ½ C. buttermilk ⅓ C. mayonnaise ⅓ C. sour cream 2 TB Parmesan cheese 3 TB Pesto (adjust for taste)     INSTRUCTIONS: Step 1 Set meat in your favorite marinade overnight....

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Chicken Berry Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Chicken Berry Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing

Loaded with fresh fruit, toasted almonds and crisp, lightly breaded chicken, this salad is the perfect mid-day boost! I don’t know about you, but I love a good salad, especially when crispy chicken and homemade dressing is involved. INGREDIENTS: 2 Tyson® Lightly Breaded Strips 3 c. mixed greens ¼ c. sliced strawberries ¼ c. blueberries ¼ c. raspberries ½ c. grapes ½ ripe avocado, sliced ⅓ c. toasted sliced almonds – For the honey mustard dressing: 6 tbsp. honey ¼ c....

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Chili Lime Sweet Corn Salad

Chili Lime Sweet Corn Salad

If you are able to get your hands on some especially good corn on the cob, I hope you spare a few ears to make this Chili Lime Sweet Corn Salad. The flavor combo will knock your socks off! Sweet, spicy, tangy, crunchy, creamy- YES PLEASE! You should’ve seen how fast I devoured this bowl after I finished my photo shoot. Cory loved it too, but the boys like theirs straight off the cob with butter and salt. When you are buying corn on the cob, try to buy it and cook it the...

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Blueberry Feta Salad

This Blueberry Feta Salad is your new go-to salad for spring! It combines fresh blueberries with feta cheese, almonds, and a lemon poppyseed vinaigrette. Perfect for a baby shower or Easter celebration! Confession: as much as I’m ready for winter to be over, I’m also scared to death about what spring and summer will hold. It’s the same every year….winter is long and hard because we don’t really leave the house, and then the warmer weather arrives…..and the kids want to...

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