Tuesday, January 21, 2014

New Salad Recipes to Try



In the past, one of the main reasons why I've had trouble sticking with my healthy eating habits is boredom/lack of options. I was so bored eating the same salad every night. Now, thanks to the internet, there are so many delicious options out there! I wanted to share some new (to me) salad recipes that we've tried recently. 



Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
Modifications
  • Used only 1/4 cup mayo and 1 tbsp olive oil in dressing
  • Replaced olive oil with cooking spray when roasting chickpeas
Rating = 9/10



Modifications: 
  • I needed more dressing so adjusted the dressing by 1.5
  • Nixed the nuts

Rating = 8/10


Modifications:
  • I cut the cabbage and carrot amounts in half bc holy cow that was a lot for just two people
  • I nixed the avocado
  • I used regular sesame seeds instead of black - I know, the shame!

Rating = 7/10




Kale and Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Modifications:
  • I only used 1 head of kale and that made enough for leftovers
  • Nixed the nuts
  • Used shaved parmesan instead of pecorino
Rating = 9/10




  • I have not tried this one yet but DANG IT LOOKS GOOD!


If you have clicked through all of the recipes, you'll notice that three out of the four are from Natalie at Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers. If you are not following her already, you should start! She has THE BEST recipes, many of which are now staples in our home.

Xo J

7 comments:

  1. looks delis...! Pictures look absolutely fabulous! Everything looks extremely nice, professional. Everyone loves discovering delicious new recipes, and an event this is a perfect opportunity to do so. Visit now for more cooking information

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  2. Love you girl, thanks for the shout out!! Glad you like the salads, I had to double the dressing for the quinoa kale salad! and pinning that asparagus one looks awesome.

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  3. Any Costco shoppers--in cold walk in area grab a bag of there Kale Brussel Sprout mix..ditch the dressing and make your own. It is so good and healthy. Pick up one of there incredible Rotisserie chickens and you have lunch all week!

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  4. these look delicious! going to have to try some out

    xx
    Staci

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  5. mhmmm these salads looking so delish. Need to try some of these. Thanks for sharing.
    wish you a great day.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

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  6. water mouthfull,...love the salad!!

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  7. wow looks like will be a delicious.

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