If you are looking for a new way to enjoy broccoli, give this salad a try! It has a creamy peanut dressing with a little bit of a kick, crunchy peanuts and colorful carrots and red bell pepper. It is easy to make and so good! Perfect for making ahead of time to use in lunches!
If you are looking for a protein packed healthy but delicious meal, look no further than this quinoa! It is packed with southwest flavor, and you get plenty of protein and fiber thanks to the beans and quinoa. Combining beans with quinoa is something I do often, and I always feel good and satisfied after enjoying it. This would be perfect to make ahead and bring in your lunches too!
There is so much heavy rich food at Thanksgiving, it is nice to sometimes have a lighter salad on the table to balance it out. That is why I love this kale salad! It is packed with flavor, and is delicious, but it is also pretty healthy thanks to all of the nutrients and fiber from the squash, kale and pumpkin seeds. It is easy to make too, and could even be made a day ahead of time (just don’t mix in the squash until you are ready to serve). This would make a lovely addition to your holiday meal!
Pears are in season right now and at their most flavorful, so I like to use them in a lot of recipes, savory and sweet in addition to snacking on them. The recipe I am sharing with you today happens to be savory, and combines the sweet pears with roasted squash for a hearty fall salad. I also include crunchy walnuts for a bit of protein and heart healthy oils! This is perfect for a light dinner if you make it 2 servings, or in addition to your meal as a healthy side.
If you are looking for a quick and easy delicious salad to serve at your Labor Day BBQ this Caribbean corn and black bean salad is a great choice! It is packed with flavor, and goes well with grilled proteins as a healthy lighter side dish. Also, it happens to be vegan and gluten free, and could be served as a main dish salad. It is filled with protein, fiber and nutrients, so you can also feel good about enjoying it!
In the summer, pasta salad is a staple! One of my favorites is this Italian vegetable pasta salad. It is really quick and easy to make and so good! In fact it would be perfect for a picnic or pot luck. I used a gluten free lentil pasta so it also has more protein and fiber than traditional pasta salad, and I used a vegan parmesan so it is dairy free as well!
Most people think of wild rice as a winter food to be served warm, but it also makes a great base for a salad! Wild rice is actually high in protein and fiber so it is a healthy option for a salad base too! The recipe I am sharing with you today combines it with sweet strawberries and crunchy pecans for a delicious hearty summer salad! This is perfect for making ahead of time for a picnic, or to pack in lunches too!
Watermelon is so delicious and refreshing this time of the year! I love it plain, but it is also super delicious in salads! One of my favorites is a watermelon feta salad. Since I do not eat dairy, I buy the Violife feta at Fresh and Natural Foods for the salad and it is just as good as the original. This salad is so simple and easy to make, but it has so much good flavor and is perfect for serving as a side at a Summer picnic or party! This salad is also very hydrating thanks to the watermelon, so it is amazing on a hot day!
If you are looking for a potato salad that is a little lighter, but packed with flavor, look no further than this French style potato salad! It has a light vinaigrette instead of the typical mayonnaise based dressing, and it is really delicious! It is the perfect thing to serve at your BBQ as a side dish, and it happens to be gluten free, dairy free, egg free and vegan so if you are inviting guests with any of those dietary restrictions, they will be able to enjoy it!
If you are looking for a fast, fresh salad featuring fruit to serve at your next BBQ, such as a 4th of July celebration, this one would be perfect! It is light and healthy to balance out all of the other rich foods you may be serving, it is packed with nutrients, and super simple and easy to make! I always love taking advantage of when fresh summer fruits are in season!