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Healthy Antipasto Salad Recipe – Awesome Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing

This colorful Healthy Antipasto Salad Recipe is super easy to make and sure to keep you full for hours. It’s made with Italian meats, Provolone cheese, and veggies tossed in a vinaigrette dressing – it’s truly amazing. And best of all – this is my healthy version. You can serve this Italian antipasto salad recipe …

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Asian Zuccini Noodle Salad with Spicy Dressing

This delicious Asian Zucchini Noodle Salad is a wonderful mixture of zucchini, cabbage, carrots, sweet bell peppers, and shallots, tossed with a spicy almond butter dressing. It’s light, fresh, and super easy to make! If you are looking for a healthy meal for lunch time, you can’t go wrong with this one! For another gluten free salad, …

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Roast Vegetable Salad with Creamy Cashew Dressing

This Roast Vegetable Salad has a lovely mix of roasted Brussels sprouts and butternut squash and it goes perfectly with the homemade creamy cashew dressing. Best of all, this is a 30 minute meal! Roasting vegetables in the oven brings out their natural sweetness and this makes them a perfect addition to salads.  For another …

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Roasted Yam Salad with Seasoned Chicken

This Roasted Yam Salad with seasoned chicken has the most amazing flavors. It’s simple to make and just full of hearty goodness and flavor. Salads don’t have to be boring and this one proves it in spades. For another healthy salad, check out my antipasto salad with home made red wine vinaigrette. It is full …

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Moderation and Smart Choices are the Key to a Balanced New Year

For the last few years, my thinking has shifted from one that involves thoughts of deprivation to one that focuses on the words “moderation and smart choices.” Each January, I take stock of the past year and focus on how I would like my coming year to be.  For me, this often means a reset …

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Cinnamon Apples and Pear Salad – Super Easy Fall Side Dishes

Looking for  side dish to add to your fall lineup? Try these cinnamon apples. pear salad. They are  easy to make, super tasty and combine will with a pear salad. ‘Tis the season for easy meals in my house.  I adore this time of the year, but it’s a busy one for sure.  I’m always on …

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Avocado Mango Salad – Refreshing Fruit Salad

I love to combine avocados with fruit for a tasty salad.  The combination of sweet and savory really appeals to me.  This tasty avocado mango salad has a spicy sweet lime dressing for added flavor. This Avocado Mango salad Will be a Hit It’s super easy to make too.  Just heat the brown sugar and water …

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Paleo Beef Avocado Blueberry Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

Anyone new to a Paleo diet may start thinking they will get tired of salads, since they can be a staple of the food regime.  But This Paleo beef avocado blueberry salad is anything but ordinary, and is so delicious, you will find that it keeps sneaking into your lunch time pattern. This Paleo Beef …

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Beef Veggie Salad with Pear Gorgonzola Dressing

This Beef veggie salad with pear Gorgonzola dressing is not your average salad.  It is gorgeous, and also packs a healthy and tasty punch with the great tasting salad dressing. If you are trying to lose some weight, eating salads for lunch is a good choice.  You can load up on tons of healthy low …

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Roasted Carrot Salad – Healthy Gluten Free Side Dish

I love roasting almost all vegetables. It seems to bring out the natural sweetness in them.  If your kids don’t like veggies, try roasting them.  You may be surprised to find out how much they enjoy them.  This Roasted Carrot salad is super easy to make and so delicious.  Your family will ask for it …

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Macaroni Salad with Peas and Carrots – Great BBQ Side Dish

This Macaroni Salad with Peas and Carrots makes a Great Barbeque dish Generally, I don’t eat macaroni salads.  I try to limit carbs where I can.  But this macaroni salad with fresh peas and carrots appeals to me, since I adore fresh peas. The recipe is rich and creamy and makes a great picnic or …

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Orange Delight – Refreshing Citrus Salad

Tropical Taste Sensation – Orange Delight Are you looking for something light but still gives you a hint of sweetness?  My mother used to call this Orange delight recipe the “Weight watcher’s dessert” since they had one very similar and it was about all the original weight watchers diet used to allow for desserts…something with …

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Bow tie Pasta Salad with Sweet Italian Sausages

Looking for a hearty pasta dish that your family will really love?  Try this bow tie pasta salad with sweet Italian sausages. Printable recipe – Bow tie Pasta Salad with Sweet Italian Sausages. I enjoy making Italian Sausages and peppers recipes. The combination of the two seems just perfect for each other and they are also …

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Copycat Recipe: Lilly’s Roasted Vegetables and Chicken Salad

This hearty salad is a copy cat  recipe of one of my favorite café meals: Lily’s roasted vegetable and chicken salad. Copycat Recipe:  Lily’s Roasted Vegetables and Chicken Salad ( with Vegan and Vegetarian adaptations.) Ah…Lily’s Pizza.  One of my daughter and my favorite restaurants in Raleigh.  Lilly’s is located in Historic Five Points in …

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My Favorite Recipes for Guacamole Salads

Great Guacamole Salads It is hard to beat an avocado to get your daily dose of heart healthy fats.  These are some of my favorite recipes for Guacamole Salads.  They will please everyone from true die hard vegetarians and vegans to the most meat loving friend or family member. Click the links below the pictures …

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Greek Salad with Kalamata Olives and Goat Cheese

This tasty Greek Salad combines tomatoes, green peppers and cucumbers in a tangy lemon and olive oil dressing.  It combines Goat cheese  and Kalamata olives for a nice change and makes a great side dish. Mediterranean inspired recipes make use of real natural flavors that are heart healthy and just full of flavor. This salad …

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