Category Archives for Salads

How to Meal Prep Salads

A tutorial with tips, tricks and 3 different salad recipes so you can prepare fresh, crunchy salads for the whole week ahead.  For a busy week of work, salads can be a great meal prep option.  Load them up with lots of filling vegetables and lean proteins and get creative with what goes in your salads.

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Autumn Salad with Honey Thyme Vinaigrette

This right here is the salad dreams were made of.  All the fall flavors we all know and love thrown together in a bowl and we call this "healthy" because it's salad, but in reality it's not just apples and acorn squash and arugula, but also crumbled bacon and goat cheese...because obviously.  Then top that off with a quick homemade Honey Thyme Vinaigrette, and you're good to go!

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Simple 3 Bean Salad

Sometimes you need a quick side dish to go with your BBQ'd chicken, or fried fish, or for a potluck, or for just about anything.  This quick and simple 3 bean salad is so easy, using only a few ingredients, without a complicated dressing recipe, and the flavors are fresh and yummy.   Continue reading

Eat Well All Week: Chickpea Salad + Meal Prep Tips

A few years ago, I would order out for lunch every day, leading to a terrible looking bank account and a terrible feeling all over my body.  

I quickly realized that something had to change, so I overhauled my whole routine and started devoting time each weekend to preparing for the week ahead.  I taught myself how to cook again, prep grocery lists and make lunches for the whole week in one day.

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Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad with Crispy Halloumi Croutons

Winter is slowly creeping up on us in New England.  When you start waking up and seeing your neighbors roofs dusted in white, you know it's beginning.  

The smell of a wood burning fire wafting through crisp air, with the crunch of leaves under your boots and the grey skies looming up above, makes me just want to snuggle down on my sofa under a big blanket and not come out until spring.  

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Kale Caesar Salad

This is the kind of salad that maybe you might cry over, because it’s just that good.  And to know that what you’re eating has so many nourishing values to it makes it that much better.

My kale caesar salad was inspired by a dining experience I had recently that I can’t stop thinking about, so I made my own version!

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Cold Sesame Soba Noodle Salad

What if I told you that the bowl you see pictured above contained sweet, spicy, savory and crunchy flavors, all wrapped into one?

What if I told you that everything in that bowl is made from scratch, and that this took under 20 minutes to throw together?  Full of protein, fresh vegetables, healthy fats, antioxidant rich and full of flavor - this is a total winner AND it's served cold so it's just perfect for those hot summer days.

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Corn & Arugula Salad

Definitely one of my all-time favorite summer salads!  I use it as a side dish, snack, with shrimp for a complete meal or mixed in with pasta and sprinkle of parm.  Inspired by a recipe found at Whole Foods, it's one salad you must try. Continue reading

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