Category Archives for "Salad"

May 11, 2017

Fresh Mango Salad Dressing Recipe

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Rubbermaid but all opinions expressed here are mine.

How to keep vegetables fresh longer

I was just about to serve dinner. The salmon was baked to perfection. The aroma resembled a fancy restaurant. It was going to be the date night we deserve. The table was set not too formal but not informal enough that he would confuse this with an average meal which should not be hard since most of our meals of late consisted of eating at the soccer field on the run.

I was just about to dump the $6 bag of fancy salad; you know the ones with the beautiful greens in the bowl when I noticed something disturbing,

I found that bag as I was envisioning our meal at the supermarket two days ago. I checked the date just like you look at the milk. I threw it in my cart as my child dangled precariously from the cart after his third warning that this was in fact not a skateboard and we had a job to do, and it wasn’t to produce a movie with stunts. You have had those trips where you aren’t sure how everyone made it out of the store in one piece and how you were able to breathe deeply so you could handle the chaos.

If the shopping trip wasn’t disturbing enough now, I am at the table ready to knock my husband off his feet my husband, and I see a corner of slime on the lettuce that resembles a pile of seaweed that was just washed ashore after a fierce storm. It is clumped together and smells like the diaper bin when you didn’t change it for the day.

I begin to pick through to find any leaves that may have survived so I can assemble a salad to compliment my baked salmon. I need enough greens to layer on the award winning in my home mango dressing with hints of citrus. It is a labor of love that will remind my husband of the times we used to eat at our favorite tapas restaurant before balancing the social calendar of three children.

I found a few but settled on calling my husband to pick up greens. I was heartbroken and out $6 well maybe $5.50 with my limited record option. It was at that point that I vowed to never leave my vegetables in the bag they came in.

I needed to find the best way to keep vegetables fresh, so I did.

Rubbermaid® FreshWorks Produce Saver

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Weight Watchers BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Weight Watchers BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

Weight Watchers BLT Pasta Salad

One of my favorite types of meals to make in the spring is a great salad recipe! Nothing says spring like fresh veggies and a big cold salad. Salads are a great choice for a meal because they are quick, easy, tasty, and (mostly) healthy. Many of you know that I’ve been trying to follow some weight watchers recipes to keep my diet in check. This week I wanted to share with you this super easy Weight Watchers BLT Pasta Salad Recipe. It’s creamy, fresh, and super yummy!

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Black Bean & Quinoa Salad Recipe with Vegan Dressing

“Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.”

Don’t you love eating something without any guilt because you know it’s good for you? That’s exactly how I feel about eating salad. Not only do you get vitamins, minerals, fibers, it also keeps you satisfied and full the whole day. That’s why I love discovering new salad recipes to try especially great salads that you can eat as a meal on its own. This black bean quinoa salad recipe is the perfect salad for me, and definitely, a must try! This salad is so delicious, so filling and is even made more healthy because we used vegan dressing, it’s also gluten free, dairy free and egg free.

Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

I was so happy to discover the new Hellmann’s Vegan Dressing at Target which I got for 20% off by using the Cartwheel app. It’s the perfect dressing that will go so well with healthy salad recipes that I love. Hellmann’s Vegan Dressing are made with non-GMO sourced ingredients, they are also gluten free, cholesterol free—with just 10g of fat per serving and are eggless which makes it great for people who are allergic to eggs. The best part is it tastes amazing and has that rich and creamy taste that we love in salad dressings.Continue reading

September 1, 2016

Easy Caprese Salad Recipe

Easy Caprese Salad Recipe

Easy Caprese Salad Recipe

I recently wrote about starting a pizza garden with my kids. Watering our garden has been a fun little way to break up the day with my four year old. Picking the spoils of our labor has also been very rewarding. The kids were very excited to make our first margarita style pizza (basil, tomato, mozzarella). The very gamely tried it, but neither of them like basil or tomato… The two things they actually grew! Nonetheless they loved it. So success is in the eye of the beholder.Continue reading

March 24, 2016

Edamame Bean Salad Recipe

Edamame Bean Salad Recipe

Do you love edamame? Those green soybeans you eat at Japanese restaurants are so nutritious and a good source of fiber. Actually it’s my favorite! It’s low in fat, low in calories but are so crunchy and delicious. Since I want my family to eat healthy, I decided to try some new recipes and this Edamame Bean Salad Recipe is a winner! I love how colorful it turned out and it’s so easy to prepare and make.

Easy Edamame Bean Salad Recipe

Middle Eastern Edamame Bean Salad Recipe

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January 23, 2014

Low Calorie Pasta Salad

Low Calorie Pasta Salad

Low Calorie Pasta Salad

I love pasta and it is a great way to make tasty side dishes for parties, showers, barbecues, and potluck meals. When I was trying to lose weight I had to modify my favorite pasta salad recipe into a Low Calorie Pasta Salad so I could still have a go to side dish. I find that this Low Calorie Pasta Salad was so easy to swap out with my normal calorie laden option that no one noticed my healthy swap. Now that my favorite pasta salad is Low Calorie, I am able to enjoy a serving without breaking my daily calorie bank or feeling like I need work out for an extra hour. A few simple tweaks made it a dish I could enjoy and feel happy serving my family and friends. Everyone is happy with the new changes and it is still requested for family gatherings, parties and more. Try this Low Calorie Pasta Salad at your next gathering and see if anyone notices that it is not laden with calories or fat. Continue reading