I focus on utilizing REAL Ingredients for energy and Feeling good!

I’m here to fuel you with EASY and DELICIOUS soup and salad recipes, along with other easy and healthy recipes. Also, I do my best to share proper nutrition tips and benefits on how real ingredients can benefit your health.

I’m a…

Resident of Washington State
Voracious Reader of Good Books
Mother of Three Energetic Boys
Welcome To Salad Menu

Hi, I’m Marina

I love experimenting with various vegetables and fruits. That’s probably why my plate almost always looks like a rainbow! Welcome to saladmenu.com, a web site filled with tasty and nutritious salad recipes, plus information about ways to improve your health through what you eat. I am so glad you took the time to stop by and treat yourself to some of my creations.

Starting saladmenu.com was somewhat of a personal journey. I had realized that unhealthy eating would eventually lead to health complications and that one of the most important decisions I could make was to save my body through healthy eating.

Right after I made this commitment to my health, I tried a variety of diets and exercises with the goal of becoming healthy, achieving clear skin and getting fit. I joined a gym and then hired a personal trainer who helps ensure that I exercise, and over time, that I achieve my desired fitness goal. The idea of helping others and myself whip up and enjoy simple, quick and healthy salad, soup or an easy healthy meal at a moment’s notice prompted me to start saladmenu.com. I came to understand that when cravings come knocking, and you’re tempted to snack on less healthy food, knowing how to quickly prepare a filling and nutritious salad can help keep those cravings at bay. 

Studying Nutrition and Healthy Cooking

In addition, I found a nutritionist to help me better understand food and nutrition. The diets I had tried were attempted without really understanding how the foods they recommended affected your health. Many seemed to focus on calories rather than nutrition, and this was not paying off for me. After a few visits to the nutritionist, I decided that I wanted to know more about nutrition so that I could help others to live a healthy life. I completed my studies as a Certified Nutrition Expert from the Academy of Culinary Nutrition, and love to share what I’ve learned about nutrition and healthy living on this site. Later, I also erranded my Plant-Based Certificate. 

No Sugar

First off, sugar isn’t necessarily bad for you—it’s the way that we have been consuming it that can be detrimental to our health. While naturally occurring sugar in fruits and vegetables is part of a healthy diet, added sugar is what can lead to diseases and illnesses. It is also easy to consume extra calories when eating foods that are sugar-sweetened and makes us crave more sugar. I have been on and off sugar throughout my health journey, but on January 7th, 2019 I stopped added sugar completely. The only sugar I eat is natrual, the one that mother nature makes, such as Fruits, vegetables, honey, and maple syrup. 

More than Saladmenu.com

In addition to recipes, follow my blog to learn about me and my life adventures with family, healthier living, my travels, and more. I hope this information can help you in some way, especially if like me, you are on a quest to achieving a healthy life.

In addition to blogging, I also own a nonprofit organization, Friendlyheart.org where we provide financial assistance, medical care, shelter & other resources to the poor and sick around the world to improve their health and quality of life. If you know anyone in need, reach out to me.

Want to share your experience? Comment or email me at admin@saladmenu.com.

If you make any of my recipes, I’d love to see pics of your creation on Facebook and Twitter Hashtag them#saladmenu.com and Instagram with hashtag #saladmenu_com

Thanks again for your interest in SaladMenu.com!




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