Category: salads

Watermelon, Mint & Tabbouleh Salad

One of my favorite dishes in the summer is a tabbouleh salad. It is cooling, fresh, and light tasting on hot days while still fueling me to get out and do all the things I love. It also is one of those salads that seems to taste better with time, as the flavors blend together, making it a great meal prep dish in the summer to have on hand.

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Grilled Caesar Salad (Vegan, GF)

This is a healthy twist on a classic caesar salad. During the summertime, I am not a fan of turning my oven on. I usually keep things raw & fresh or I love to do my cooking outside on the grill! Grilling the veggies for this salad just enhances the flavors and warmth of this salad. I love how the char of the romaine lettuce and the tangy dressing taste together in your mouth. 

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Grilled Steak, Arugula, & Peach Salad

For me, summertime means peaches, patios, and food cooked outside. To enjoy all the summer has to offer this is one of my favorite summertime salads. This is a perfect fast weeknight dinner or it makes a great potluck or picnic addition.

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Light Citrus, Kohlrabi, & Fennel Salad

This light tasting salad takes only minutes to throw together and is such a fresh and light tasting addition to any meal. This salad not only is full of flavor but is packed with nutritional benefits. When we think of citrus fruits we think about the vitamin C benefits which is true, 1/2 a medium grapefruit can contain about 45 mg of vitamin C. However, pink grapefruits also contain lycopene, a carotenoid phytonutrient which is responsible for its pink color, making it also a good source of Vitamin A and a dietary antioxidant.

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Fruit Salad with a Honey Lime Dressing & Quinoa Crunch Topping

Typically, those that are weight conscious or have blood sugar imbalance concerns are cautious of fruit salads due to the high amount of natural sugars that can spike blood sugar or promote the promotion of fat cells if too much sugar is consumed for storage. This is why I use a quinoa crunch topping. This provides fiber, protein, omega 3, and additional nutrition that creates a delightful crunch to the salad but also helps with blood sugar spikes.

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Hey, I’m Jo! As a Certified Holistic Nutritional Consultant, Practitioner and Raw Food Chef, I am passionate about creating simple, whole-food recipes that easily fit into your everyday life. I am committed to empowering you to find fulfillment in fueling your body to regain balance, reclaim health and rejoice in the most vibrant body possible.

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