Posts in Salads
Thai Peanut Chicken Ramen Noodle Salad

Crispy romaine is shredded and served as a base for noodles, crunchy cucumbers, shredded carrots, chopped cilantro and basil, creamy avocado and peanuts. Oh, and of course the chicken! A slightly spicy peanut dressing is drizzled over the salad to complete a satisfying, healthy salad that you’ll want to eat all week long, on repeat all summer.

If you haven’t been able to tell, I have a ramen thing. I ate a ton of that cheap, 99 cent packets with the dried noodles and flavoring packets when I was a kid. It was my favorite lunch. And I could cook it myself. What can I say, I am a kid of the 90’s. Now that we’ve all come to realize how unhealthy those little flavored packets are (how can so much sodium possibly be shoved into one tiny packet!?), I’ve turned to homemade ramen. Well, actually that took a long time, before I became a little more…

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Chicken Cashew Crunch Salad with Sesame Dressing

A bright, fresh salad that is anything but ordinary. It has a satisfactory crunch thanks to dried chow mein noodles, cashews and cabbage. Chicken brings it all together to make it a filling, healthy dinner, where no one will walk away hungry.

I find it quite fascinating how our bodies naturally gravitate towards certain foods certain times of the year. Winter time, I generally crave comfort, hearty meals that are full of carbs. As I am sure most of us do. We have to store that extra fat or replenish those calories after being in the cold and burning through stored energy. So naturally, when the weather changes, the warmth begins to float through the air, my cravings then turn away from stick-to-your-bones meals, towards lighter, fresher meals. It’s such a natural process that most of the time we don’t even notice that it’s happening. But sometimes…

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Sweet Potato Noodle Salad with Roasted Corn

Simple spiralized sweet potatoes are mixed with fresh, roasted corn and a few greens, topped with a sweet and salty dressing. This will become your new summer staple for lunches all week long.

I am pretty darn excited about the fact that corn is back in season. I adore fresh corn, and I try to take advantage of it all summer long. Speaking of admiration for a vegetable, sweet potatoes are held dear to me as well. Luckily for me, I can enjoy those all year round in just about every shape and form. So, when I saw a salad that had both of my favorite vegetables, I had to give it…

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Rice Noodle Salad with Chicken and Peanut Vinaigrette

A simple, but flavorful salad full of bright and fresh ingredients that will become your new favorite meal. A smooth peanut vinaigrette drizzled over baked chicken, rice noodles and fresh veggies will be your go-to salad this summer.

This Spring I have been really into the salads. Even though it has been a cold, wet spring, I have moved on past the comfort foods. I am so ready for the lighter meals full of fresh veggies and perhaps some chicken thrown in. I am super excited for fresh fruit again! I know the south is in strawberry season, but we won’t be until the end of June. I’ve only planted a few things in the garden that don’t mind the cold weather because anything else will shrivel and die. Kind of how I feel when there is rain day after day and it’s barely out of the 40’s. Good thing…

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