Friday, April 19, 2013

Healthy Salads

After making the change to eat more veggies, I went on a hunt for some healthy salads. Thanks to all my friend for recommending their favorites. Here are some recipes that we like so far:

Kale and Cabbage Salad
Kale (3 bunches)
Red Cabbage (1/2 cup)
Pumpkin seeds (1 cup)
Cranberries (1 1/2 cup)
Blend: 1/2 cup cashews, 3/4 cup water, juice from 2 lemons, 2 tbsp honey, 2 tbsp dijon mustard, 1/4 olive oil.

Broccolli and Bacon Salad
1/4 cup bacon bits
1 cup cheese grated
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 red onion
Mix: I cup miracle whip, 1/4 white sugar

Spinach Salad 
1 lb spinach
toasted almonds
1 cup cranberries
Mix: sesame seeds, poppy seeds, 1/2 cup white sugar, 2 tsp. onion powder, 1/4 tsp. paprika, 1/4 cup white wine vinegar, 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

Curry Chicken Salad
2 breast chicken, cooked and diced
1 celery
4 green onions
1 apple
1/3 cup raisin
1/3 cup green graves (halves)
1/4 cup toasted nuts
Mix: pepper, 1/2 tsp curry, 3/4 cup mayo

Cranberry Nectarine Salad
3 large nectaries
1/2 cup chopped nuts
crumble feta cheese
1 pack of greens
Mix: 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 tbsp brown sugar, 1/3 cup canola oil

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