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Asian Rice Noodle Salad that is Vegan and Gluten-Free

Asian Rice Noodle Salad that is Vegan and Gluten-Free

This recipe for an Asian-inspired salad that is vegan and gluten-free made from rice noodles. It’s authentic and simple enough to make for anyone who loves Asian cuisine. These deliciously flavored sugar-free dressing ingredients are easy to find in most grocery...

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Winter Vegetable Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

Winter Vegetable Slaw with Citrus Vinaigrette

This winter vegetable slaw is nourishing and delicious with a wonderful citrus vinaigrette that gives this comforting salad a kick and just enough sweetness. Combining two different kinds of cabbage with thinly cut kale and shredded carrot this salad makes a touch of...

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Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

Quick and Easy Tomato Salad

At the end of the summer, juicy and ripe tomatoes make the best Tomato Salad. Pairs well with any protein, especially grilled! I get a lot of tomatoes in my garden every summer, and this is my all-time favorite way to use those tomatoes up! You just can’t buy juicy...

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Avocado and Tomato Salad with Microgreens

Avocado and Tomato Salad with Microgreens

Fresh, juicy and bright: this Tomato and Avocado Salad makes the perfect side dish for lunch, dinner, and summer potlucks! 3 Ingredients to make this Avocado and Tomato salad 1. Avocado - ? You either love avocado or you hate it, but take it to heart because avocados...

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Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Feta

Watermelon and Cucumber Salad with Feta

This watermelon and cucumber salad is combined with diced feta cheese, crunchy onion, and mint, all tossed in an easy red wine vinaigrette. A simple yet unusual summer salad. Watermelon-cucumber salad is one of those flavor combinations that sound odd but just works...

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Summer Sweet Melon Salad

Summer Sweet Melon Salad

The Summer Melon Salad recipe I have for you is delicious in its simplicity. It's full of summer's natural sugars. It takes just 10 minutes, and is naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free! What are you planning to do this summer? My family is usually very...

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Easy Wedge Salad Recipe with Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

Easy Wedge Salad Recipe with Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

A classic wedge salad is usually made with blue cheese dressing, but I think the dairy-free ranch dressing makes for a better and more flavorful addition. A wedge salad is something I would only order off the menu at a restaurant, but not no more! You won't believe...

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Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

This Coconut Homemade Easy Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing is great because it doesn't have all the chemicals and preservatives that many do. It's made from just six ingredients that you can pronounce! Ranch from the store If you look at the back of a bottle of ranch...

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Easy Balsamic Tomato Salad

Easy Balsamic Tomato Salad

This is an easy and juicy Balsamic Tomato Salad filled with vitamins and health benefits! Tomatoes could be used in a variety of recipes, but sometimes just a simple tomato salad like this one can give you the benefits of tomatoes quickly! Benefits of tomatoes 95% of...

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Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese and Avocado

Chickpea Salad with Feta Cheese and Avocado

You can create a chickpea salad packed with a protein punch without adding meat! This chickpea salad with feta cheese and avocado will keep you full for hours. It satisfies anyone who is craving salt, sweet, cheesy or juicy. I love chickpeas, and this beautiful...

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Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Lemon Vinaigrette

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Lemon Vinaigrette

Beet and goat cheese salad is an excellent combination of sweet and salty. I made this salad about a month after I quit eating sugar, and boy did those beets taste sweet. My taste buds have been changing, and the taste of a beet has so much more sweetness than I ever...

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Chickpea Veggie Bowl

Chickpea Veggie Bowl

Lately, I have been loving to make and eat Buddha bowls. This chickpea veggie bowl is loaded with nutrition and bursts of flavor. Just how much nutrition is packed into this chickpea bowl?  Benefit of Cauliflower Some call it the new superfood, and I would agree....

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Beet Salad with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

Beet Salad with Hazelnuts and Goat Cheese

I have been wanting to share this nutritional beet salad with goat cheese for a while now. This beet salad is full of healthy benefits. Low in calories, and could help you improve the digestion system. Beets are a delicious and versatile vegetable that is easy to add...

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Butter Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

Butter Garlic Roasted Mushrooms

A great source of vitamin D - mushrooms. An ingredient that could be combined with so many different veggies, but could also be a side dish like this Butter Garlic Roasted Mushroom recipe. Have you gone mushroom picking yet? I haven’t, but I did pick up some local...

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Kale Butternut Squash Salad

Kale Butternut Squash Salad

Adding a clean eating Kale Butternut Squash Salad to any meal can help you eat to feel full faster yet feeling good about what you eat. It's crunchy, sweet and juicy. Half a year ago I convinced my husband to take a trip to London, United Kingdom. It took many years...

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Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash is a great way to add vitamin A into your diet in the fall. Where have I been I travel, sometimes quite often. Recently I visited the East Coast in New York, NY for just a couple of days. New York is one of my favorite places in the States. I...

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Olivier Salad

Olivier Salad

A healthier version of the Classic Russian Olivier Salad. This is basically a potato salad, with more vegetables. Olivier salad is great as a side dish, but also it has enough to fill you up just on its own. This yummy vegetable salad is good for picnicking or even...

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Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

The ultimate salads of all is this Classic Tomato and Cucumber salad. It's on repeat when tomatoes and cucumbers are in season. This great summer salad is one of my favorite salads to enjoy on a hot summer day. My mom made it so many times when we were little and I...

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Cabbage Whisk Salad (Detox Salad)

Cabbage Whisk Salad (Detox Salad)

The holidays have passed, and once again it’s time to make some new year’s resolutions! Get back into reality, back to a schedule, going to the gym, and most importantly - healthier eating. December is one of my busiest months. Besides Christmas and New Years, it is...

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Summer Salad With Chickpeas

Summer Salad With Chickpeas

Dig into a crisp, cool salad for a perfect summer side dish. This salad is the best in the summer when tomatoes and cucumber are most in season! Tomatoes reduce heart disease and cancer while cucumbers are one of the best foods to keep you hydrated and flush out...

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Beet and Walnut Salad

Beet and Walnut Salad

There’s a good reason to make beets a regular part of your diet beyond the fact that they add a big splash of red or yellow color to any dish and also taste great. Benefits of Beets One cup of raw beets, with around 60 calories, supplies over a third of your daily...

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Avocado Walnut Apple Salad

Avocado Walnut Apple Salad

Autumn inspired Avocado Apple Walnut salad that comes together super quickly, sweet and crunchy. It often seems like the healthiest foods are the simplest ones—like this crunchy walnut, avocado, and apple salad. It’s a simple, fantastic and filling combination of some...

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Southwestern Black Bean, Rice, And Corn Salad

Southwestern Black Bean, Rice, And Corn Salad

This Southwestern black bean salad recipe is healthy and delicious! It is a perfect fresh black bean salad for potlucks, gatherings and busy weeks. Health benefits of black beans, also known as turtle beans, include cardiovascular health, cancer prevention, and...

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Tomato Avocado Salad

Tomato Avocado Salad

Clean Eating Avocado and Tomato Salad is easy to make and full of flavors.  Don't you hate it when you bring home an avocado just to find that it's gone bad already? I don't like when this happens to me. Usually, you slice an avocado right when you are ready to eat...

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Baked Avocado with Eggs and Bacon

Baked Avocado with Eggs and Bacon

Baked avocado with egg and bacon makes a fantastic dish for breakfast or brunch. An added bonus—it doesn’t take much to prepare while offering a great deal of nutritional value. I love avocado and believe that you can add it to pretty much any dish. If you’re like...

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Beet Vinegret Salad

Beet Vinegret Salad

There are too many health benefits to name that are in this beet Vinegret salad. What makes the colors of this delicious salad is the powerful burgundy beetroot. Beets are high in fiber, potassium, vitamin C and magnesium, all which are a big benefit to your bones,...

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Easy Coleslaw

Easy Coleslaw

Make a Sugar-Free Easy Coleslaw for your side dish tonight! Still sweet and same taste, just without all the calories and extra additions. There is a good amount of health benefits in coleslaw, especially when there is no sugar involved. Most coleslaw recipes I found...

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Hemp and Tomato Salad

Hemp and Tomato Salad

If you have never added hemp seeds to a salad before, you should. There are benefits and this Hemp Tomato Salad is easy to make it. I am loving these cherry tomatoes with hemp heart seeds. They are great as a snack (especially during the hot summer days) or as a side...

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Mixed Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing

Mixed Garden Salad with Ranch Dressing

A cold Green Garden Salad is perfectly paired with a homemade Ranch Dressing, easy mid-week meal. Do you ever look at nutrition labels? I often enjoy scanning the nutrition facts labels of food items while strolling through the grocery store aisles—sometimes even if...

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Sun-Dried Tomato with Quinoa and Almonds Salad

Sun-Dried Tomato with Quinoa and Almonds Salad

I've published more than a few quinoa salads over the years, but this one stands out. A Crunchy Clean eating Sun-dried Tomato with Almonds and Quinoa is made with red quinoa. I used red quinoa in this sun-dried tomato and quinoa almond salad, but you can use any color...

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Broccoli Salad with Yogurt Poppy Seed Dressing

Broccoli Salad with Yogurt Poppy Seed Dressing

Sweet, Crunchy and Beneficial is how I describe this Superfood Broccoli Salad. Paired with a Poppy Seed dressing. This broccoli salad with yogurt poppy seed dressing is agreat way of getting superfoods into your diet. Broccoli has an extremely high content of vitamin...

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Quick Watermelon Summer Salad

Quick Watermelon Summer Salad

Refresh on those hot summer days, with a Watermelon Summer Salad with Blueberry and Feta Cheese. If you are still not sure what to make for the 4th of July, here is a quick refreshing last-minute salad. Sometimes just putting a few of your favorite fruit together is...

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Quinoa And Garbanzo Bean Salad

Quinoa And Garbanzo Bean Salad

Make ahead Garbanzo Bean Salad with Quinoa is good to make ahead and pack for work lunch. Adding protein into your diet Like most beans, garbanzo beans contain a healthy amount of protein. Just 1/2 cup of garbanzo beans contains 7 grams of protein. Why is protein so...

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Beet and Citrus Salad with Sweet and Tangy Dressing

Beet and Citrus Salad with Sweet and Tangy Dressing

Health benefits are in full abundance in thisBeet Citrus Salad Recipe I have been trying to stay away from sugar, which has been kind of hard since I have such a sweet tooth. I grew up baking, and enjoy sitting down with a nice cup of green tea and a slice of cake....

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Cherry Salad With Cherry Dressing

Cherry Salad With Cherry Dressing

Summer brings many beautiful and juicy fruits. Cherries are some of the first summer fruits, and they are packed with benefits. Did you know that the riper the cherry, the better it is?As cherries darken, they produce more antioxidants.Sweet cherries are loaded with...

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Simple Crab Salad

Simple Crab Salad

This crab salad recipe is the easiest. Tastes good too. It's a great appetizer or to snack on for movie night. During the summer, with hotter weather, light meals are usually what is on the menu. A simple crab salad like this one. You can make it ahead of time and mix...

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Cauliflower Salad

Cauliflower Salad

Looking for a side dish for tonight? Creamy Cauliflower Vegetable Salad is a great addition to grilled meat. It has been a while since I posted a new salad recipe, but finally, I am settled in and can continue eating and sharing salads and soups. I invited my family...

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Green Spring Salad

Green Spring Salad

With the amazing produce, spring brings one of the best ways to enjoy it is in a fresh Green Spring salad. We received the key to our new place for the summer, and the kids are super excited. I am looking forward to less cleaning, which means more time to play and...

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Portobello Mushroom Stuffed Spinach and Egg

Portobello Mushroom Stuffed Spinach and Egg

Try this amazing breakfast dish of a Portobello Mushroom Stuffed Spinach and Egg! Are you a mushroom fan? Why wouldn't you be? These mushrooms are so filling and perfect to have as a main dish, but you could easily serve them as a side dish too.Portobello mushroom...

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Mango And Crab Salad

Mango And Crab Salad

Try this refreshingly sweet and creamy Crab-Mango Salad. Weird, but true my dentist inspired me to make this mango and crab salad. In a recent visit, my dentist described a salad his wife makes. Because I didn’t know all the ingredients she uses, I came home and...

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Cajun Chicken Salad

Cajun Chicken Salad

Cajun Chicken Salad is perfect for work lunch, and its easy to make ahead.  All you need for lunch is protein and vegetables - that is what most people will say when it comes to eating healthy. This Cajun chicken with greens avocado and tomato will not just give you a...

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Roasted Radish Salad

Roasted Radish Salad

Radishes taste amazing in when roasted, especially in this Roasted Radish Salad! Yesterday, as I was contemplating what to cook for my family this weekend, this roasted radish salad came to be. My kids love potatoes no matter how you prepare them, but potatoes are...

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Simple Tomato And Spinach Salad

Simple Tomato And Spinach Salad

Simple Tomato Salad works great with any protein, for any time of the day. Simple ingredients, that you may even already have on hand. There's nothing like an easy salad to whip up on a busy day! How's your day going? Tomato and spinach salad is a great afternoon...

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Berry Hemp Heart Salad

Berry Hemp Heart Salad

Berry Hemp makes a Perfect mid-day Snack! As part of my health routine, I have been going to the gym regularly for over a year and training with a personal trainer three times a week. I’ve also been tracking everything I eat. I think I might have become all too...

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Warm Grapefruit Salad

Warm Grapefruit Salad

Fruit Salad Warm grapefruit salad is a low calorie snack. Grapefruits have many different health benefits.One of the fantastic health benefits of grapefruit is its effectiveness when it comes to losing weight. It is low in sodium but high in enzymes that...

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Chopped Salad With Red Wine Vinaigrette

Chopped Salad With Red Wine Vinaigrette

Sure, it might mean a little more prep work, but chopped salads are a great way to pack in the nutrition. Chopped salads are some of my favorite salads. I love to put everything into one bowl and mix it with a simple vinaigrette. This particular chopped salad was...

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Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Feel refreshed with a Pineapple Cucumber Salad! Benefits of pineapple Just as with any fruit that has that tangy taste, you can be sure that pineapple packs a good punch of vitamin C—a single cup of it offers well over your daily requirement. Pineapple also contains...

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Quick Greek Salad

Quick Greek Salad

This Quick Greek Salad is a fast fix for any meal or side dish! Greek salad is such an easy and satisfying lunch. It can be paired with your favorite protein, but could be enjoyed all on its own. I don't eat olives too often but I found out that they have the same...

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