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Healthy Protein Veggie Salad for Summer

Blog Bite: Healthy Protein Veggie Salad for Summer

Actually, this salad is great any time of the year! This is one of my all-time favorite salads – one bite and you will understand why!

This blog bite features one of my all time fave salad recipes – and variations are so simple – you may just want to serve this 2 or 3 times a week in your household.

The croutons are delicious – and super simple to make. And if you are gluten free, simply substitute gluten free bread in the recipe (millet is a low carb, high protein personal favorite).

If you want to leave off the croutons, the salad is still delicious without them!

Try a variation of healthy salad dressings for a different burst of flavor each time.

Two of my all time favorite salad dressings are :

● Chipotle Ranch Simply Nature brand from Aldi’s stores
● Balsamic vinegar mixed half and half with extra virgin olive oil

Even lemon or lime juice spritzed onto the salad with a drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) would be scrumptious!

Check out the recipe (and the pictures) right here:

My Favorite Veggie Burger Salad

YUM!!

5 Minute Meal Starter That is Super Delicious

Blog Bite: 5 Minute Meal Starter That is Super Delicious!

It’s summertime – and folks are busy with outdoor activities, trying to stay cool, and not wanting to spend hours in the hot kitchen cooking dinner!

So here is a quick meal starter idea!

You can use this delicious mixture in tacos, burritos, or as a dip with organic chips or veggie sticks.

Also works very well with gluten free wraps or crackers!

If you are going low carb for the day, simply add your favorite low carb veggies to serve alongside or to use for dipping.

There is no limit to what you can do with this delicious, Mexican bean meal-starter.

And you won’t believe how easy it is!

Check it out here:

5 Minute Homemade Refried Beans

(the pictures are worth their weight in gold – don’t miss them!)

Confessions of a Chickpea Salad Sandwich Lover

Blog Bite: Confessions of a Chickpea Salad Sandwich Lover

Ok – I admit it. I used to be a fan of chicken salad sandwiches.

But now?

Give me this recipe anyday!! In fact, I have to make a double batch, because it disappears so quickly around here!

What’s so special about it?
● It’s a vegan recipe
● Tastes great by itself, on a bed of lettuce, or on bread (easily substitute gluten free bread – lighty toasted is my favorite)
● Ingredients are easy to find (and organic ingredients are also easy to find in my part of the country)
● The combination of flavors are exquisite
● It’s healthy!

I decided to take this recipe to a gathering of ladies from my church and see what their reactions would be to an unusual dish. Let’s just say that it not only had RAVE REVIEWS on site, but several ladies begged me for the recipe!

(Did I mention this is my favorite food blogger?)

Give this recipe one try and you will understand why!

Smashed Chickpea Salad Sandwich

What better way to serve a cool lunch in the heat of summer (or any time) than with an all-time favorite recipe like this one?

I’d love to know what you think!

Healthy Grape Soda

Blog Bite – Healthy Grape Soda!

Here we are with another Blog Bite – a quick post with a link for you to check out some of my favorite recipes – delicious ways to keep you on track to meet your healthy goals!

Are you – or someone you love – addicted to soda?

You know it’s filled with chemicals and / or sugar – but you love the fizz and you really don’t want to give it up?

If you relate to this, I’ve got an answer for you.

Check this out!

Homemade Sparkling Grape Soda

Now you can actually have your soda without sacrificing your health with junky ingredients.

Here’s to a healthier drink you can feel good about!

Keep the Kitchen Cool With Delicious Mexican Crockpot Recipe

Blog Bite: Keep the Kitchen Cool With Delicious Mexican Crockpot Recipe!

It’s summertime, and that means the kitchen gets mighty hot if you’re using the stove or the oven! So how can you eat healthy and still enjoy cooked food during the dog days of summer?

This brief blog bite will share a delicious summer Crock-Pot recipe using peppers and other easy to find ingredients. The crock pot not only uses very little energy, it also doesn’t heat up the kitchen as other appliances will.

Check out this scrumptious Mexican recipe made with mild peppers and easy to find ingredients. I absolutely love the combination of flavors and the fact that my kitchen can stay cool while my tummy stays warm!

Easy Crockpot Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

P.S. – Organic chips are optional – this dish is just as delicious as is – straight from your slow cooker. 🙂

Enjoy!