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Taco Salad

2 Jul

You know those taco salads you can order out at any Mexican restaurant? Aren’t they just delicious?

But did you know that most of them have more calories and fat that a typical entree?! Yes, a salad, made unhealthy. Welcome to America. It’s horrible how people think they are selecting the healthy option, when in reality, it is just as bad as any other choice on the menu.

The ground beef, shredded cheese, beans, tortilla chips, creamy dressing…Does it taste good? Oh of course. Is it healthy? Ehh, to say the least no it is not. But have no fear, you can now enjoy this lovely taco salad again, but in a healthy new way! I have prepared for you all, a nutritious spin on this heavy laden taco salad. And boy, it is delicious! Made with ground turkey and my homemade chia wraps, toasted as tortilla chips. Oh, and a protein packed delicious creamy dressing instead of that fattening dressing you get served at restaurants. Enjoy!

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Taco Salad
For Salad:
-2 cups romaine lettuce, shredded
-1/4 cup each: sliced bell peppers, red onion, raw corn
-2 red cabbage leaves, cut
-1/2 big tomato, diced
-1/4 Cup garbanzo beans,cooked
-1/2 cup ground turkey, cooked

Dressing:
1T dijon mustard
-1T Greek yogurt
-1T milk
salt and pepper to taste

Other:
-My homemade chia wrap, found here
-1T salsa

Directions: Place lettuce on plate and top with al the vegetables, beans, and meat. Mix dressing ingredients together and drizzle over top. Finish with one heaping spoonful of salsa. Toast chia wrap (or other healthy wrap), and serve on side.

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Healthy&Fresh Dinner Salad

29 Jun

Sometimes, you just want a big salad for dinner.

The problem: salads don’t fill one up and satisfy as a meal in itself most times

The solution: a huge, fresh salad creation full of fiber filling ingredients, and topped with a protein to keep that stomach satisfied!

I made this salad for my mom the other night, and she loved it! She was completely satisfied the whole night..of course, until I made her my healthy chocolate protein mug cake(recipe on site)!

If you’re wanting a lighter meal, this is a great option. If you’re wanting a more filling, satisfying meal, this is still great, just add a big serving of protein on top! Grilled chicken, salmon, or even steak would be yummy.

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Dinner Salad
-Spring Lettuce Mix
-Arugula
-5 cherry tomatoes, chopped
-1/4 red pepper, diced
-1 mini cucumber (or about 1/4 cup chopped)
-about 10 baby carrots, chopped small
-1/2 avocado, sliced
-2T nutritional yeast
-1T chia seeds
-1T walnuts
-2T dried cherries or raisins
-2T feta cheese
-2T olive oil/coconut oil
-1T balsamic vinegar
-salt and pepper to taste
-optional: grilled chicken, salmon, or steak to top salad
Directions: cut up enough lettuce and arugula to fill plate. Cut up all veggies and place on salad mix. Sprinkle nutritional yeast, seeds, nuts, cheese, and dried fruit on top. Drizzle oil and vinegar over all. Top with protein if desired. Enjoy!