Cooking at Home with Karie Engels Lighter Side of Eating Recipes Uncategorized

Lighten up with Great Salads that are good for the Bod

The holidays are full of love, laughter and great fellowship.  Spending time with friends, family and a ton of prep time in the kitchen, seems to leave very little will power when it comes to sampling every item as it heads to the table.

Spinach and Radish Sprout Salad with Strawberries and Feta Cheese
Spinach and Radish Sprout Salad with Strawberries and Feta Cheese

So, for the next few days after a big celebration and backyard barbecue, it’s time to lighten up, find the fruits and veggies and create something that is not only good to eat, but that is good for the bod as well.

Spinach and Radish Sprout Salad with Strawberries and Feta Cheese in a Mint Vinaigrette by My Humble Kitchen.  The salad looks and sounds incredible, add the Mint Vinaigrette and it becomes spectacular.  Full of flavor and great for the waistline.  Shopping list;  Fresh spinach leaves, radish sprouts, strawberries, feta cheese.  Vinaigrette shopping list; Fresh mint, extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, raw honey, celtic sea salt and a dash of pepper.  Full recipe and method

 

Smoked Salmon and Pear Salad
Smoked Salmon and Pear Salad

Smoked Salmon and Pear Salad by Small Girl Big Plate.  If you have read more than one post here on the site, you know how much we love and push “fresh”.  The local farmers markets and stands are loaded with seasonal bounty and filling our tables with Mother’s Nature’s favs for summer.  There are times however, we can crave a fruit or vegetable that isn’t quite in season yet and need to head to the local grocery.  When I spied this delightful salad at Small Girl Big Plate, I knew a trip to the grocery store was in order for the pears, and it is well worth it.  Shopping list; Smoked salmon, red onions, spinach, crisp pears.  For the Orange Lemon Dressing; Orange, lemon, olive oil, salt, pepper, white vinegar and sugar.  Full recipe and method

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