Salad

Vegan brussle sprout salad in a bowl

Vegan Brussels Sprouts Salad

Move over mixed greens and kale, there’s a new salad green in town, Brussels sprouts. Ok, I know some of you may be shaking your heads at the thought of Brussels sprouts in general, never mind raw Brussels, but I would encourage you to give this salad a try, because when Brussels sprouts are raw and thinly sliced they resemble a crunchy cabbage salad.

Easy Farro Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumber, Red Onion and Basil

I just had to post this farro salad because I’m literally making it ALL the time, (obsessed) and the kids and I are devouring it. It’s SO simple to make and pairs with just about anything, chicken, steak, fish, you name it. It’s even awesome on its own, and makes the perfect salad to bring to your next picnic or potluck.

Baby kale salad with chickpeas

Baby Kale Salad with Chickpeas and Avocado

This baby kale salad with chickpeas and avocado is such a SIMPLE WEEKNIGHT KID APPROVED salad. It takes 5-10 minutes from start to finish, and complements any meal.

Mixed greens with hemp seed dressing

Mixed Greens with Healthy Hemp Seed Dressing

Don’t you just want to take a fork and dig into that salad? I mean look at all that color and texture. There’s roasted beets, hemp seeds, diced avocado, broccoli sprouts, sprouted sunflower seeds (good source of protein, magnesium & Omega 6) and sprouted pumpkin seeds (good source of protein, iron & Omega 6). Lot’s of good stuff going on! I’m totally craving this salad now as I write up this post, so I think I know what I’m having for dinner tomorrow night…

Arugula salad with simple lemon vinaigrette

Arugula Salad with Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

Hey, let’s admit it, we all need to get more veggies and greens into our diet and the easiest way I know how is to make up a salad. This the perfect weeknight, busy night, or any night salad. The vinaigrette consists of 4 simple pantry ingredients; lemon, extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper, and takes under 2 minutes to whip up. Trust me, this vinaigrette beats the pants off of any store-bought variety! Also, making your own vinaigrette is way less expensive than the store-bought variety, is fresher and the best part is that you know exactly what goes into it.

Shaved zucchini and arugula salad with pine nut lemon dressing

Shaved Zucchini and Arugula Salad with Pine Nut Lemon Dressing

I had to get this post out to you all today because I’m totally crushing on this salad wanted to share it with you all ASAP! See, I’m thinking of you guys all of the time, really, and I was thinking about how much you would all love this salad! I think this could be one of my new favorite salads! It’s one of those salads that’s chock-full of texture, crunch and has an abundance of fresh and nutty flavor. It’s also loaded with healthy goodness, as it contains fresh seasonal veggies, garbanzo beans for protein, some healthy fats (avocado, nuts, seeds and olive oil) and has a combination both Omega 6 and Omega 3, which we all need more of.

Vegan kale salad with sweet lemon maple dressing

Vegan Kale Salad with Sweet Lemon Maple Dressing

So you all know that I’m a bit obsessed with raw kale salads! Come on, let’s just admit that kale rocks. It’s truly the “rock star” of all greens. Not only is kale salad chock full of nutrition, but it’s the only salad that you can make up ahead of time and enjoy for 3 days. Awesome!

Homemade croutons on a baking pan

How to Make Homemade Croutons

For me it’s the little things that stand out and make a recipe pop, like these homemade croutons. Every time I toss these bad boys into a salad or soup, I always get compliments on how amazing the croutons are. Yes, something so simple as homemade croutons can make a recipe go from great to outstanding! They truly beat out any store-bought variety, and are a great way to use up any leftover bread you have lying around.

Quinoa with tomatoes and cucumber and parsley and mint

Quinoa with Tomatoes, Cucumber, Parsley and Mint

This is the perfect healthy summer salad! It’s chock-full of fresh herbs, cucumbers and tomatoes, which are at their ripest in the summer months. I used heirloom tomatoes for this recipe, and let me tell you, this salad was BURSTING FULL OF FLAVOR! I might even say that it was a bit better the next day when all of the flavors had a chance to meld together!

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