Posts tagged "Salad"

The best salads in Chicago

The best salads in Chicago
I love to eat out, but try to make healthy choices especially this time of year.  Luckily, I have eaten salads all the way from Roger’s Park to Pilson and compiled my list of the best salads in Chicago for you. Robust Rosa at Left Coast Food. Everything is delicious at this new north side... Read more »

Meatless Monday: The best salads

Meatless Monday: The best salads
I need to eat more salads.  Don’t we all need to eat more salads? The problem is salads always seem boring and I never think I am in the mood for them.  The thing is though, some salads can be the perfect mix of salty, sweet, crunchy and creamy to create a delicious and healthy... Read more »

Never buy salad dressing again

Never buy salad dressing again
Salad dressing is very easy to make and much cheaper and cleaner than any store bought one you would buy. You only need a few things you might already have. Any kind of oil Any kind of vinegar Salt Pepper Any herbs The only measuring you need is two parts oil to one part vinegar.... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Greek Salad

Meatless Monday: Greek Salad
I have a love/hate relationship with salad.  I know it is healthy and filled with nutritious vegetables, but I rarely crave salads.  This simple, yet fresh and tasty salad hits the spot every single time AND my kids eat it.  Yes, you heard that right – my children will eat this salad.  (minus the lettuce,... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Mayo-Free Potato Salad

Meatless Monday: Mayo-Free Potato Salad
Who doesn’t love a mayo-laden potato salad at a summer barbecue?  I do, but know they are filled with fat and little nutritional value. I became inspired to make a healthier variety from a Summer Potato Salad recipe Daphne Oz shared on The Chew. (Do you ever watch it?) I didn’t have the apple, peas... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce

Meatless Monday: Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce
I can’t say enough good things about this colorful and visually beautiful salad.  It is packed with a variety of nutrient rich and fresh vegetables and the peanut sauce will make you find excuses to eat the leftovers for days. Thai Cashew Chopped Salad with Ginger Peanut Sauce Ingredients 4 cups spinach 1/2 head red... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Food Babe's Avocado & Carrot Salad

Meatless Monday: Food Babe's Avocado & Carrot Salad
More and more I’ve been reading about clean eating programs that help autoimmune diseases, sensory processing disorders, behavior and a general sense of well being for everyone.  The Food Babe does a wonderful job of making our food (and world) healthier and shares this simple recipe that makes eating vegetables enjoyable. Food Babe’s Avocado &... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Roasted Beet and Potato Salad

Meatless Monday: Roasted Beet and Potato Salad
This unique salad from Fresh Bites Daily is one that gets better with time.  When I served it with dinner, I had made it about an hour prior and it was fine.  The next day it was about a million times tastier as all the flavors merged together. It became so good that I found... Read more »

Meatless Monday: Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad

Meatless Monday: Grilled Peach and Burrata Salad
Have you ever grilled a peach before?  Have you ever tasted burrata? If the answer is no for either of the two, you are missing on tastiest, freshest treats this time of year. Grilling southern peaches brings out the natural sweetness of the fruit and burrata is the richest and creamiest cheese that has ever... Read more »
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Meatless Monday: Chickpea, Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Salad

Meatless Monday: Chickpea, Tomato, Mozzarella and Pesto Salad
My kids are my biggest food critics.  When they compliment my dinner, especially a salad, I consider it a major success. This is the first salad that both of them have loved and asked for more. You can make your own pesto pretty easily, especially if you are growing basil.  Otherwise, feel free to buy... Read more »