Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Delicious, Nutritious Outdoor Dining

Dining outdoors can not only be delicious but also nutritious. Even though there are great bbq meals during the summer, not all of your meals have to be that heavy, greasy, or messy. These lighter meals can also be prepared in whole or in part ahead of time. This makes it easy to get lunch or dinner on the patio table in record time. Thanks to Family Features and culinary.net for sharing great healthy eating tips and recipes including a Turkey, Spinach & Apple Wrap, Warm Grain Bowl with Wild Salmon, Almonds and Salsa Verde, and Baked Greek Chicken Salad. Take … Continue Reading →
Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

I love healthy salads like this that are based on grains with tons of veggies and flavorful ingredients. This Edamame Quinoa Salad was inspired by The Girl Who Ate Everything’s recipe, but I changed it up a bit to suit my own tastes and what I had on hand. The salad is so yummy and flavorful and very satisfying. I make this in big batches, like the recipe below, for me to eat at lunch throughout the week. To change it up throughout the week you can add things like leftover chicken, shrimp, feta cheese, etc. Whatever you have on … Continue Reading →
Whole Grain Bulgur and Red Quinoa Salad Recipe

Whole Grain Bulgur and Red Quinoa Salad Recipe

Today’s recipe is for whole grain bulgur and red quinoa salad which is perfect to make in a big batch for lunch during the week. I had been buying this pre-made from the deli at my grocery store but decided to try making some myself to keep the price down. It is actually a really easy salad to make, I just had to figure out ratios when I tried to duplicate it. This salad is both delicious and pretty darn healthy all at the same time. Whole grains are important for our bodies and I love many of them served … Continue Reading →
INFOGRAPHIC: Salad Dressing 101

INFOGRAPHIC: Salad Dressing 101

May is National Salad Month. I love a salad and have been making them more often on my own at home. Dressing is one area that is actually much easier than we think. This week’s infographic shows you the basic formula for making a homemade salad dressing and options you can try. Get creative and mix up ingredients from your basic recipes. What is your favorite type of salad dressing?   Continue Reading →
Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe

Cilantro Lime Coleslaw Recipe

Coleslaw has never been a favorite food of mine. Most of them that I tasted over the years just tasted like mushy cabbage in mayo and I was not a fan. However, I do like salads and thought I could come up with some coleslaw I might like. Last night I made this Cilantro and Lime Coleslaw for the first time and it was really good! Hubby loves coleslaw and eats it regularly so he was the better judge and he loved it too! Home run! The original recipe I found on AllRecipes.com but I adapted it to suit our … Continue Reading →
Warm Cauliflower and Bacon Salad with Almond & Garlic Romesco Sauce

Warm Cauliflower and Bacon Salad with Almond & Garlic Romesco Sauce

Tonight with dinner I tried out a recipe for Warm Cauliflower and Bacon Salad sent to me from the folks at Victoria Amory. They had sent an email and I requested a sample (disclosure – they sent me a sample) of the sauce because the recipe sounded so good to me. I was right – it really is a good salad and something different. We had air-fried fish tonight and this was perfect with it. Plus the Almond & Garlic Romesco Sauce was really good as a dipping sauce for the fish. The Victoria Amory Romesco Sauce was packed full … Continue Reading →
Refreshing Chopped Salad Recipe For All Year Round

Refreshing Chopped Salad Recipe For All Year Round

A couple of weeks ago I wanted a side dish for dinner to go with BBQ pulled pork done in the slow cooker. Right now it is autumn and cooler, but I really had a tasted for BBQ. We used to always have potatoes and corn on the cob with something like this, but I wanted something lighter and fresher and healthier this time. What I found on Pinterest was a Summer Salad from And What I Ate that sounded like what I was looking for. I adapted it just a bit though. While this salad will be awesome in … Continue Reading →
Fresh and Fruity Beet Salad Recipe

Fresh and Fruity Beet Salad Recipe

Summer salads are still perfect this time of year for many of us. Here in St. Louis late August and early September can be our hottest times of the year. Aunt Nellie’s Beets shared this recipe with me and I had to give it a try. It is a really refreshing and light salad and packed full of fruits and veggies! My grandma always had jarred beets on hand and I grew up eating them and loving them. While I love fresh beets too, they are more work so Aunt Nellie’s Beets are a great solution for me to enjoy … Continue Reading →
Tyson Pepperoni Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Tyson Pepperoni Caprese Pasta Salad Recipe

Disclosure: I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Pasta salad is always a winner with my friends and family as a side or a full meal solution. I like to try to come up with new ideas for it and I thought adding the Tyson Pepperoni I was trying out was a good place to start. It made me think Italian, so then I went to Caprese Salad which is typically slices of fresh tomatoes and fresh … Continue Reading →
Bring Salad Bars to School Cafeterias [infographic]

Bring Salad Bars to School Cafeterias [infographic]

We all know the importance of eating lots of fresh veggies. Finally, we are starting to see more and more campaigns to help schools provide healthier foods to our kids. The Salad Bar Nation is one way this is happening. On Salad Bar Nation you can actually find a new salad recipe every week – I love this! There are a lot of resources on the site actually that can help you at home to eat healthier salads too. Find out how you can help get more salad bars into schools while you are there. When kids have access to … Continue Reading →