Eating out: avoid sugar and carbs in your salad

A salad seems like a safe, healthy choice when eating out, right? Eh, it depends… (Just under 3 minutes) Related posts you may find helpful: All salad and dressing recipes on this site Rather pack your own? Here are tips from The Kitchn on making a week’s worth of salads. (Off-site)

Citrus avocado salad with orange vinaigrette

This salad is beautiful, and scrumptious, but it’s also super easy to throw together. You can use whatever sweet citrus you have available. I used Cara Cara oranges this time, but you could use regular oranges, blood oranges, or any kind of orange cousin: tangerine, clementine, mandarin, satsuma. The hardest parts are slicing the avocado and […]

BLT Salad with Avocado

This salad couldn’t be easier, and because it borrows the classic flavors of a BLT sandwich, what’s not to love?! Trust me: you won’t miss the bread. My hubs who’s usually all “meh” over salads even likes it! And because there’s no bread, this salad is gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, low-carb, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant. (Assuming you use […]

Greek salad with tzatziki dressing

This sort-of-Greek salad was inspired by a gyro wrap: it has all the contents of a gyro, minus the pita wrap, with a modified tzatziki dressing. Gyro is a Greek dish featuring meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, and usually served wrapped in pita bread, with cucumber, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce. Tzatziki is traditionally made using […]

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20-day diet prep plan: Day 19 – salad lab and quiz

If you haven’t already read and done Day 20, start there. Seriously; you have to. Today depends on it! Today’s two assignments: Experiment with salads, and take a couple quick quizzes. Assignment 1: Make some salads Remember those groceries you bought yesterday, based on Day 20? (No? See, I told you you have to start […]

Antipasto salad

Some of my favorite dishes come about as a result of being short on options. This antipasto salad that I had for lunch a couple days ago was one of those — a super quick, easy lunch! It starts with me standing in front of the open fridge, thinking – Let’s see, what’s on hand? Mixed greens, […]