Salads

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    Caeser Salad Dressing
    Posted in: Dressings, Healthy Choices, Recipes, Salads, Super Foods

    Many salad dressings are land mines for your diet: Trans fat, sugar, preservatives, and artificial flavors pop up on nutritional labels, wreaking havoc on otherwise healthy green dishes. Choosing fat-free varieties isn’t a great idea, either, because certain nutrients in vegetables can’t be absorbed without fat. Instead, get the most out of your salad by […]

  • Calamari Salad with Lemon
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Low-Carb Recipes, Paleo Diet, Recipes, Salads

    Ingredients 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 to 3 medium cloves garlic, smashed and minced 2½ pounds cleaned and trimmed uncooked calamari rings and tentacles (defrosted) 10-15 Kalamata Olives, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 1/2 cup roasted red bell peppers, chopped 1 large tomato or 6 cherry tomatoes, sliced 1/4 cup red onion, chopped […]

  • Simple Green Bean Salad
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Low-Carb Recipes, Paleo Diet, Recipes, Salads

    Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs green beans, trimmed and cut to 3 inch long pieces 1 large ripe tomato or 6 cherry tomatoes, chopped 1/2 red onion, finely chopped 1 clove garlic pressed 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp balsamic or red wine vinegar 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds Salt and pepper to taste […]

  • Mango Avocado Spiced Chicken Salad
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Low-Carb Recipes, Recipes, Salads

     Ingredients 1 small head of Romaine lettuce (or whatever lettuce you have handy), chopped 1-2 cups shredded  or chopped chicken (thighs or breasts) 1 mango, peeled and diced 1 avocado, diced 1 tomato chopped 2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp cumin chopped radishes and few red onion slices (optional) salt and pepper to taste Directions […]

  • Kale Quinoa Autumn Salad
    Posted in: Salads

    Print Prep time: 45 mins Cook time: 35 mins Total time: 1 hour 20 mins   Author: Laurenda Marie Ingredients For the Salad: 6 cups kale, rinsed and chopped fine 1 cup cooked quinoa (1/2 cup uncooked) 1 medium white onion 1 medium sweet potato ⅓ cup pecans 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil ½ […]

  • Balsamic Fig Dressing
    Posted in: Dressings, Healthy Choices, Low-Carb Recipes, Recipes, Salads

    Figs are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure. Since many people not only do not eat enough fruits and vegetables, but do consume high amounts of sodium as salt is frequently added to processed foods, they may be deficient in potassium. Low intake of potassium-rich foods, especially when […]

  • Orange Sesame Dressing
    Posted in: Dressings, Healthy Choices, Recipes, Salads

    Not only are sesame seeds an excellent source of copper and a very good source of manganese, but they are also a good source of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and dietary fiber. In addition to these important nutrients, sesame seeds contain two unique substances: sesamin and sesamolin. Both of these […]

  • Broccoli Vinaigrette
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Super Foods, Vegetables

    Broccoli can provide you with some special cholesterol-lowering benefits if you will cook it by steaming. The fiber-related components in broccoli do a better job of binding together with bile acids in your digestive tract when they’ve been steamed. When this binding process takes place, it’s easier for bile acids to be excreted, and the […]

  • Mixed Greens and Strawberry Salad
    Posted in: Healthy Choices, Low-Carb Recipes, Recipes, Salads

    Given their unique combination of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, it’s not surprising to see strong research support for strawberry health benefits in three major areas: (1) cardiovascular support and prevention of cardiovascular diseases (2) improved regulation of blood sugar, with decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, and (3) prevention of certain cancer types including breast, […]

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