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30 Minute or Less, Health, Salads, Sides

Greek Yogurt & Fresh Herb Cucumber Salad

July 16, 2017
Greek Yogurt & Herb Cucumber Salad

This fast and healthy side dish recipe is one you will make over and over again.  Greek Yogurt & Herb Cucumber Salad is fresh, light, and colorful.

My favorite part? That creamy crunchy perfect bite of fresh cucumber and red onion with dill and chives. THE perfect bite. I’m voting this cucumber salad as the healthy recipe of my summer.

And is it just me or did eating right just get better?


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30 Minute or Less, Groceries, Salads

Fit Fresh Summer Salad with Raspberries

June 28, 2017
Fit Fresh Summer Salad with Raspberries

This recipe and post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All ideas, recipes, and opinions are mine alone. #SeeHowFreshWorks #CollectiveBias

My favorite part of Summer is all the fresh, colorful fruits and vegetables. When I am at the grocery store or the local fruit and vegetable stand, I want everything. The colors and smells jump out at me. Before you know it I’ve got a ton of fresh produce. Perfect for a Fit Fresh Summer Salad with Raspberries.

This gorgeous summer salad is loaded with healthy and tasty ingredients. Fresh lettuce, healthy greens, tender mushrooms, and sweet raspberries.

(Plus all the other goodies like beets, snow peas, sweet peppers…and more.)

Fit and Fresh also means Fun and Full Plate around my house.
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Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Salads

Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

June 19, 2017
Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

This is my kind of salad. This salad met me half way. Sorta healthy and all the way yummy. Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad, ya’ll.

I will admit, I bought all the ingredients to make a fresh and fit salad recipe. Promise.

But then I started craving fried chicken.

This chicken salad recipe is one of the best salads ever. Loaded with fresh blueberries, ripe tomatoes, roasted sunflower seeds, healthy greens and more. You get all the benefits of a fit salad.

Oh, and some buttermilk fried chicken.

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30 Minute or Less, Grilled, Salads, Southern Grill

Grilled Red Pepper Black Eyed Pea Salad

April 15, 2017
Grilled Red Pepper and Black Eyed Pea Salad

Ok, ok, I know what you are thinking.  How in the world can you combine grilling with black-eyed peas?  Leave it to our family.  We will grill just about anything, at any time, all year-long.  Like this Grilled Red Pepper and Black-Eyed Pea Salad.

This bright and colorful vegetable salad recipe is a perfect side dish that is big on flavor.  Sweet grilled red bell peppers, black eyed peas, golden kernel corn with tomatoes, cilantro and more.

Yep, we are going to eat like it is Summer.

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30 Minute or Less, Italian, Pasta, Salads

Balsamic Tortellini Pasta Salad

January 24, 2017
Balsamic Tortellini Pasta Salad

If you like pasta salad, you will L-O-V-E love Balsamic Tortellini Pasta Salad.

This fast and easy pasta recipe is full of flavor, and lightly dressed with a classic balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing.

Every bite is a mouthful of different flavors. One forkful is a cheese-stuffed tortellini with a tangy tomato and savory salami. The next bite, fresh cucumber, red onion and roasted red pepper.

This balsamic tortellini salad is an excellent side dish but hearty enough to make a complete meal.

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30 Minute or Less, Breakfast, Health, Mothers Day, Salads

Honey Citrus Salad

January 15, 2017
Honey Citrus Salad

This easy recipe for Honey Citrus Salad is just for me. You know those precious weekend mornings you get all alone? It doesn’t happen often. The kids are at a sleep over. The husband is off hunting or whatever…you really don’t care. You. Are. Home. Alone!!

Wake up…total silence. You brew yourself some delicious coffee, snuggle up in a blanket in your favorite chair. And sit. In peace and quiet. Alone.

Then you get hungry. What to eat? Wait…I can make anything I want. In a serving size meant for one person!

After a quick survey of the fridge and pantry, I went for fruit. Simple, fresh and with a touch of honey and cinnamon, so delicious!

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30 Minute or Less, Featured, Health, Salads

Delicious Salads That Don’t Suck

January 4, 2017

The last time I stepped on the scales, I almost passed out. Like, literally. Oh. My. Booty.  Seriously, sign me up on the salad bandwagon right now. Time to lighten up and eat healthier.  The great thing about delicious salads is I really enjoy them.

The bad thing….it gets old. Fast. You get trapped in the lettuce, chicken, tomatoes, rinse, lather, repeat cycle. Ugh. Food Boredom kills the healthiest of intentions.

So what do you do? You find delicious salads that don’t suck. Look for new combinations of flavors. Search for variety.  We have gathered ten amazing salad recipes from some of THE best food blogs to help you get started!

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30 Minute or Less, Health, Low-Carb, Salads, Sides

Fresh Green Bean Salad

June 20, 2016
Life handed me garden-fresh green beans! So we turned them into a Fresh Green Bean Summer Salad. Full of veggies & tossed with a white wine dressing.

Life handed me some garden-fresh green beans! So we turned them into a Fresh Green Bean Summer Salad. Full of veggies and an easy white wine dressing, this healthy side dish will be on your table in less than 30 minutes.

This is a great recipe to have in your back pocket for a quick side dish, because you can use so many different ingredients.

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Essentials, Potatoes, Salads, Sides

Roasted Potato Salad

June 17, 2016
Yeah, we have a "thing" for potatoes. Call it recipe love. Roasted Potato Salad is yummy and summery and the potatoes have a perfect bite. Never mushy.

Roasted Potato Salad….yes! So delicious, and a little different than the normal mushy potato salad (although I have nothing against potatoes in any format). This salad has a deeper roasted flavor, the potatoes are more firm, and the skins make it a little more….country.

I also had something in the oven baking, so I took advantage of that heat and electricity by popping the potatoes in at the same time.

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30 Minute or Less, Holiday, Italian, Pasta, Salads, Sides, Thanksgiving

Creamy Italian Macaroni Salad

June 4, 2016
Creamy Italian Macaroni Salad

Summer goes hand in hand with macaroni salad. Actually macaroni goes in my belly in every season, but I need another reason to eat pasta right now! Thus, our Creamy Italian Macaroni Salad.

Great for summer picnics and cook-outs, this fast recipe for macaroni salad is full of flavor and veggies. Throw it together, let it chill and enjoy.

This recipe actually was born out of necessity. I needed a side dish to pull together a meal. What did I have? A box of macaroni noodles and some random veggies. A little of this and a little of that later….

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30 Minute or Less, Health, Mexican, Salads, Sides

Fresh Fiesta Salad

May 31, 2016
Full of bright, healthy veggies, our Fresh Fiesta Salad is a perfect for any meal. Black beans & sweet corn add yumminess and color to this delicious salad!

Fresh and healthy, full of crunch and flavor, our Fresh Fiesta Salad is a perfect salad for mealtime! Serve it with grilled chicken, yummy sauteed shrimp, baked fish, or your favorite main dish.

This salad is also a great way to lighten up a Southwestern or Mexican meal.

You can add the dressing into the salad, but we decided to let everyone pick their own dressing and served it on the side.

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30 Minute or Less, Beef, Health, Low-Carb, Main Dishes, Salads

Grilled Steak Salad Cobb Style

May 25, 2016
Grilled Steak Salad Recipe

Do you ever have a monster craving for a monster Cobb salad? A big, yummy salad full of meat and crunchy veggies and yummy goodies? Or how about an awesome grilled steak salad?

Or let’s just combine the two and do what we do!

Our Grilled Steak Salad screams summer dinner. (the veggies are talking to me again.) Fast to cook on the grill, full of fresh vegetables. Filling, but healthy. I could eat a salad like this every day. Continue Reading…