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No Need for a Boring Salad

Hi Everyone,

One thing I really love are salads. I’m not just talking about a salad with some vegetables, but I’m talking about a salad that has it all, protein, carbs and a good fat.  All 3 of these elements will help you with any weight loss goal you may have.  Even if your not wanting to lose weight, but just eat healthier the 3 magic ingredients will help you be happier and healthier.  So I thought why not put together a round-up of healthy salads, plus a little chart of how to make a perfect salad.  Let’s get chopping!

BBQ Chicken with BBQ Ranch Dressing – One of my favorite all time salads.  I love the BBQ Ranch dressing, so simple and made with greek yogurt.
BLT Salad – Ohhhh, this is like the sandwich, but in salad form.  Simple dressing and yummy bacon!
Blueberry Peach Chicken Salad – This is so refreshing.  Loving the peaches in this salad.

Caprese Chicken Panzanella Salad – I love the combo of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella and add chicken and it’s a full filling meal.

Chicken Caesar Salad – This is the first time I ever made homemade Caesar dressing, it’s amazing and so simple.
Chopped Chicken Garden Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing – The dressing is amazing!  It’s crazy for what you can do with an avocado.
Garlic Lime Shrimp Salad – The flavor of the shrimp is to die for.  Garlic and lime is such a wonderful combo.

Grilled Vegetable and Tri-Tip Salad – I have to admit this is one of my all time favorite salads.  I got inspired by this recipe by a steak house who really messd up my salad.  I figured why not make my own?
Mexican Fiesta Salad – Ok, I am so in love with Mexican flavors.  I could eat Mexican food everyday and be happy.

My Big Fat Greek Salad – This salad is amazing on it’s own or you can fill a whole wheat pita and have it for a good lunch!  Plenty to share.

Polynesian Salad – This is a combo of mango, onions and on a bed of cabbage.  Love, love, love it!

Roasted Squash Mexican Black Bean Salad – I told you I can live on Mexican. Plus squash is one of my favorites!  Yummers!

Spicy Thai Chicken Salad – A nice combo of vegetables plus the Thai dressing is amazing!  It is peanut butter, peppers and soy, plus a little more.  I could eat the dressing with a spoon.

Tropical Shrimp Salad with Mango Dressing – Yeah I love my mangos and what a healthy fruit to use as a dressing!

Fuji Apple Chicken Salad (Panera Bread Copycat Recipe) – I love Panera Bread but I do not get to go to often.  So I thought why not make a lower calorie copycat recipe of one of my all time favorite salads from Panera.

Chinese Chicken Salad with Sesame Dressing – When I go to new restaurants, I normally go with a Chinese Chicken Salad because they are normally low calorie.  I skip the wontons on top.  So I made of my my favorites at home and it is sure to please.

You want to build a healthy salad?  Here is a little chart to help you achieve that.  Just post it on your refrigerator and mix and match!
Well my Friends that is it for me! Have a super great Saturday and get out there by some healthy groceries and make yourself one of your favorite salads.

Toodles,

Jennifer


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