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Best Salad Dressings at the Store

Lots of people try to be healthier by eating more salads but then they ruin it by adding crappy dressing.  And believe me…90% of the dressings sold at stores are unhealthy.  Many contain cheap oils, too much sugar, and yucky additives.  After in depth research and listening to my client’s preferences, I have found the […]

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Asian Salad with Orange Ginger Dressing

I’ve ordered Asian Salads at restaurants and I am usually disappointed.  I always think…I can make this better myself.  Here is my simple yummy concoction. Salad Ingredients: 1 head Romaine, chopped 1/2 bag cole slaw mix 2 green onions, diced 1/2 cucumber, chopped in bite sized pieces 1/2 red pepper, chopped in bite sized pieces 1 can mandarin oranges, drained 1/2 […]

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Orange Ginger Dressing

Most Asian Dressings are loaded with crappy soybean oil and sugar.  Here is a more natural version. Ingredients: 1/2 cup rice vinegar 1/2 cup toasted sesame oil 1/3 cup OJ 1/2 tsp grated fresh ginger (peeled) 1 tsp soy or tamari sauce  

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Honey Lime Vinaigrette

If you need a fresh dressing recipe, this one is great!  It goes perfect with a Mexican salad as well as bean and corn salads. Ingredients: 1/3 cup fresh lime juice (2-3 limes) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 Tbsp raw honey 1 tsp rice vinegar dash of salt Shake well.  Store in the frig for […]

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Betsy’s Go-To Kale Salad

I used to hate kale but once I learned how to cook and prepare it properly, I now love it!  And of course, we all know that it is amazing for your health – chock full of antioxidants and detoxifying nutrients. Ingredients (Salad): 1 large head of kale, ribbing removed and cut into bite sized […]

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Spaghetti Squash Salad

Ingredients: 1-2 Tbsp Olive oil 1 tsp Rosemary 1 Tbsp fresh minced garlic Salt/pepper to preference 1/2 Cup baby kale greens or spinach 1 Tbsp dried cranberries, chopped (unsweetened or low sugar if possible) 1/4 cup chopped white onion Note: May add chicken or pine nuts for additional protein Directions: Preheat the oven to 375 […]

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Spiced Edamame Bean Snack

Edamame is naturally a balanced snack with carbs, protein, fiber and healthy fat. In general, try to buy organic soy products to avoid GMO (genetically modified organisms). Ingredients: • 1lb frozen edamame • 1 clove garlic, minced • ½ Tbsp rice vinegar • 1 Tbsp soy sauce (use GF tamari sauce if preferred) • 2 […]

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Quick Chick Salad

Ingredients: • 1/2 cup Garbanzo bean, rinsed (if canned) • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed (if canned) • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes • 1/2 cup diced, seeded cucumber • ½ cup Feta Cheese (from sheep milk, preferred) • ¼ cup EVOO • ½ cup Red wine vinegar Tip: Make double portion so you will have […]

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Roasted Veggie Salad with Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds

This is one of my favorite healthy salads and I added my basic homemade salad dressing. Ingredients: • Greens of your choice.  I like mixed greens with some added arugula.  The bitter arugula taste mixes well with the sweet roasted veggies. • Top with roasted veggies (1 serving is approximately 1 cup cooked veggies).  If desired, […]

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Healthy Mexican Salad

Since taco night is a weekly event at our house, I always use the leftovers to make a Mexican Salad the next day. Ingredients: • Romaine, chopped • Your favorite veggies: Chopped tomatoes, red or green onion, peppers, jicama, carrots, cabbage, cilantro • ½ avocado, chopped • Black olives, 1/3 cup • Black beans, ½ cup • […]

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