Strawberry Salad

This salad represents some of the best foods of summer! Tender greens and fresh berries. Berries offer a huge nutritional punch. Click here to read more about the power of berries. The strawberry dressing is so, so good!  The recipe makes a little over one cup so you will have plenty of extra.  For the strawberry salad dressing          1 ½ cups…


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Curried Chickpea Salad

Another wonderful recipe from Alexis at Hummusapien! I make a batch on Sundays and then enjoy it over salad greens or in a pita throughout the week for lunch. I love all of the different textures, and the dressing is OMG good! I like to make salads with legumes as the base. Legumes are are so good for you, they are a great source of protein, high in…


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Delicious Chickpea Lunch Salad

Looking for easy and delicious lunch ideas?Look no further! This salad travels well and packs a big nutritional punch. High in fiber and protein, this salad will hold you all afternoon. I like it over mixed greens or in a wrap.  This recipe is based on a recipe from, "The Vegan Table," Colleen Patrick-Goodreau. Ingredients 2 cans (15oz) chickpeas,…


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Kale, Shaved Fennel, Orange Salad with Pomegranates

This gorgeous salad is inspired from a "Cookie and Kate" https://cookieandkate.com recipe I have. This a nice variation from your run of the mill kale salads because of the brightly colored and super nutritious fruits and vegetables.     Cookie recipe calls for dried cranberries in her recipe but I substitute pomegranate seeds.  Pomegranate seeds…


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Mediterranean Pasta Salad

A delicious Mediterranean Pasta  Salad inspired from a recipe from Love and Lemons.   I have served this salad to guests a number of times this summer and is has always been a winner.  You can substitute feta cheese for the avocado if you like. I think it would be fun to try different kinds of short pasta for this recipe. If you try a different flavor,…


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Kale Salad Inspiration

 I have been in Mexico the past week enjoying some warm weather and beach after our big snow season in Aspen. It has been great to relax, read, get some good workouts inside and outside, enjoy the ocean, and of course enjoy the local cuisine. We had dinner last night at Flora Farms in Cabo and it was an amazing experience. They raise all of their own…


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Three Bean Salad

Memorial Day is coming up and this is a perfect salad to bring to a picnic or barbecue. Legumes are a real power food, lots of fiber and protein, and high in vitamin Cand vitamin A. This salad travels well for a lunch on the go. The dressing is wonderful, lots of fresh parsley and a little rosemary along with the nice tang of apple cider vinegar and…


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Easy Southwestern Salad

  Healthy, easy to put together, and delicious. This salad is a great take to work lunch and will also pack well on a hike.  High in complex carbohydrates, protein, and antioxidants, this salad will provide you the right fuel to get you through your day.  Ingredients 3 cups frozen corn, thawed 1 15 ounce can low sodium pinto beans drained and…


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Festive Beet and Orange Salad

This is a delicious, seasonal, attractive and simple salad. The red pomegranate seeds and the green parsley give it a holiday flare. Beets are an excellent source of folate and a very good source of manganese, potassium and copper. They are also a good source of dietary fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin C, iron and vitamin B6. Oranges are an excellent…


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Easy Southwester Salad

If I have a busy week coming up and know I won't have much time to cook, I make this salad. It is a nutrition powerhouse with beans, pepitas, and I always serve it over a bed of greens like spinach,argula or romaine.  I like to eat it with a sprouted corn tortilla or whole grain pita. Enjoy! Ingredients 3 cups frozen corn, thawed 1 15 ounce can…


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