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Salads Can Be Yummy – and Healthy

Anyone with health issues knows eating healthy is important so let’s explore what we know about salads. Personally, salads, were not my first choice when I was younger. To my way of thinking lettuce was food best given for bunnies. Funny how our thoughts change with age.

These days, I find that I crave veggies and salads more and more. In fact, one of my favourite dinner meals is a salad that is loaded with all sorts of interesting things. A big bowl of healthy goodness!

This is my latest dinner salad. The base is lettuce with tomatoes, potatoes, cucumber, celery, onions, chicken, eggs, avocado. Topped with Paul Newman’s oil and vinegar dressing. YUMMY!

Salad

Deciding what to put into salads to make them interesting is endless. I really enjoy the inspired ideas of The Domestic Geek. Her recipes are fun and fairly easy.

Salads Can Be Yummy

If you’re looking to save time and yet eat yummy salads then I know you’ll enjoy her Salad In A Jar video.

Try one, or all of them, or maybe get inspired to mix it up with different ingredients.

The 4 salads profiled in the video are listed below and there are links to her yummy dressing recipes too.

Here’s to ending the myth that salads are boring.

Fresh & Fruity Salad-In-A-Jar
Blackberry Balsamic Vinaigrette http://bit.ly/1jjMfC5
Strawberries, diced
Blueberries
Pecans
Red onion, chopped
Goat cheese, crumbled
Greens

Protein-Packed Chopped Salad-In-A-Jar
Spicy Honey Mustard Dressing http://bit.ly/RHphPQ
Chickpeas, rinsed and drained
Red potatoes, diced and steamed
Egg, boiled and diced
Tomato
Green beans, steamed

Asian-Inspired Salad-In-A-Ja
Tangy Citrus Avocado Dressing http://bit.ly/1jaKnBC
Edamame, steamed and shelled
Mango
Carrots
Red cabbage
Broccoli florets, steamed

Greek Salad-In-A-Jar
Creamy Greek Dressing http://bit.ly/1nFoNED
Black olives
Feta cheese
Cherry tomatoes
Cucumbers, diced
Yellow peppers, diced

Enjoy!

If you like this you might also like our breakfast post too.

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