Strawberry Walnut Summer Salad

This is my official goodbye to summer. ☀️ It is officially (in my opinion) pumpkin/spooky season 🎃 To celebrate the end of summer, I made my FAVORITE summer salad 🥗


Ingredients:

Spinach
Sliced strawberries
Candied walnuts (sautéd in a pan with 1 tbsp maple syrup and cinnamon)
Crumbled feta cheese
Homemade raspberry dressing (1 tbsp raspberry preserves, 1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice)

Vegan Mediterranean Bowl

Can we have a moment for my moms vegan cooking? 😍 My mom recently decided to start eating more plant based and she is doing SO GOOD! 👏🏼 These vegan Mediterranean bowls are so easy and seriously…the perfect meal ♥️


Ingredients:

1/2 cup brown rice
Baked veggies (broccoli, sweet potato, & zucchini)
Diced tomato
Diced avocado
Kalamata olives
Topped with a drizzle of homemade garlic hummus)

Choosing Balance Pasta Salad


Pasta salad anyone? 🥗 THANK YOU again to @choosing_balance for the incredible recipe inspiration 😍


Ingredients:

1 12 oz box pasta
1 avocado diced
1 cup fresh mozzarella balls
1/3 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
1/3 cup sliced cucumber
1/4 cup red onion
1/4 cup lite Italian dressing
Salt and pepper to taste

Taco Salad Meal Prep

PERFECT MEAL PREP ALERT 🚨 We all know, tacos are the best food on the planet. But they don’t make the best leftovers 🌮 I created a little taco salad with leftovers from our taco Tuesday and it did not disappoint! ❤️


Ingredients:

Spinach (as salad base)
Brown rice with cilantro and Only Salt.Co from my Clean Fit Box
Corn
Mashed avocado with lemon juice and salt
Black beans
Shredded chicken breast
Salsa

Fruit Salad

Fruit salad is ALWAYS the answer 🍓 I am obsessed with fresh fruit bowls. The secret ingredient? 🤫 A little bit of honey 🍯 and a little bit of lemon juice 🍋 mixed together and drizzled over the top of your fruit bowl 🍇


Ingredients:

Sliced strawberries
Sliced banana
Raspberries
Green grapes

Loaded Veggie Salad

Another day, another “empty out the fridge” salad! 🥗 This salad was filling and dense with nutrients to fuel my body for the whole day 💪🏼💪🏼


Ingredients:

Shredded arugula and spinach
Sautéd ground turkey with cilantro and brown rice
Diced cucumbers
Diced tomatoes
Orange bell pepper
1 tbsp hummus

Avocado, Tomato, and Feta Salad

I am so in love with fresh salads, but sometimes not in the mood for lettuce. 🥬 This easy and fresh salad is the perfect treat 😊


Ingredients:

Cubed feta cheese
Sliced cherry tomatoes
Cubed avocado
Drizzle olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Salad Pita Pocket


LETS TALK ABOUT SALAD PITA POCKETS 🥗 I always forget about these but today, I ordered a salad form California Chicken Cafe in Los Angeles and it came with these cute little pita pockets 🥙 I decided to stuff my California Chicken Salad (complete with lettuce, tomato, white meat chicken, avocado, feta cheese, carrots, bell peppers, broccoli, croutons, and pasta) right into the pita pocket and it was DELISH 🥰


Ground Chicken Salad Meal Prep

Meal prepping on this rainy Sunday! 🌧 Made this delicious, and filling, salad bowl! 🥗


Ingredients:

2 large handfuls of spinach
1/4 package of ground chicken (sautéd in Montreal steak seasoning)
Cherry tomatoes
Shredded carrots
Leftover roasted garlic and rosemary potatoes (recipe is in my previous post)
Diced green onion

Buddha Bowl


Buddha bowls are a secret addiction of mine. They can be so flavorful and can literally have ANY ingredient 🥬 This bowl in particular was very, clean out the fridge friendly, if you know what I mean 😂


Ingredients:

Air fried shrimp w/ lemon pepper seasoning
Brown wild rice
Peas
Diced avocado
Cherry tomatoes
Hummus
(Not pictured: 2 tbsp chopped cilantro I added after this photo) – this is probably too much for the average person, I have a cilantro problem 🙈

Easy Summer Salad with Candied Walnuts

SUMMER IS COMING ☀️ Today was bright, sunny and warm! I was craving a fun summer salad! (I also saw an ad online for candied walnuts and decided I was going to make my own) 👌🏼


Ingredients (walnuts):

1/2 cup walnuts
2 tbsp maple syrup (I used a light sugar option)
1 shake cinnamon
1 small splash vanilla extract

Ingredients (salad):

3 cups shredded spinach
1/4 cup candied walnuts
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
1/8 cup crumbled feta cheese (Not pictured: I decided to add 1 Italian sausage for some added protein)

Recipe:

1. Add all ingredients to a greased sauté pan on medium heat
2. Stir with spatula until mixture begins to thicken
3. Let nuts cool
4. Add to salad, enjoy them on their own, or eat them anyway you would like!! ☺️

spicy Taco Bowl

This fajita bowl really packed a spicy punch 🌶


Ingredients:

1 lb. lean ground chicken
2 tbsp oh my spice spicy fajita seasoning (from my Clean Fit Box)
1 red pepper
Guacamole (yes I apologize for how ugly my guacamole is, I didn’t mash it well..lol)
Shredded cheese
Diced green onion (At the base of this bowl is some iceberg lettuce)