It’s Spring! Now if the weather would just get with the program!
I’ve been testing out some new and revisiting some of my old favorite salad recipes lately. It’s hard work, but somebody has got to do it! Every day I chop, mix, marinate, whisk and eat my way through the results.
OH! And I’ve done some of it LIVE on Facebook! Have you seen that new feature? It’s actually quite fun to see what others are up to in real-time and fun to share some of my daily chaos with people who don’t mind seeing the real me…crazy hair, imperfections and all!
I recently shared 2 of my favorite salads.
Here is my Clean Eating Taco Salad with ‘Secret Sauce’:
The finished product:
And here is my “Hot Mess” Pasta Salad:
The finished product:
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Group starts on April 11. We’ll just commit to eating one healthy salad every day for 7 days. Our bodies will thank us for it!
I’ve stumbled onto something…and it’s my new favorite thing in the whole wide world!
I was making nachos for the kids the other night and decided that I would make myself some sorta health-ed up taco salad! So I had browned and seasoned the lean ground turkey for everyone, and now I just needed to figure out what I was going to do to make my salad deelish! I chopped up the veggies I wanted. I crunched up some baked blue corn tortilla chips – in place of the Doritos that we used to use. All that was left was the dressing! I think I only ever bought thousand island dressing for making taco salads in the past! (Doritos, too for that matter!) So I needed to find a substitute. My invention – as I am SURE that I am the ONLY person who ever thought of this 😉 – well go ahead and read the recipe!!!
Clean Eating Taco Salad (for 2)
1/2 pound lean ground turkey (browned and seasoned to your liking – I don’t use packaged seasonings, *I just make my own)
2 handfuls of baked blue corn tortilla chips – crunched (that’s what I used, feel free to add crunchy bits of your choosing)
2 romaine lettuce hearts – washed, rinsed and chopped
2 Roma tomatoes – diced
1/4 sweet onion – chopped
1/2 sweet bell pepper – chopped
Directions – Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl and toss with the dressing…oh BOY…you’re going to LOVE this!
And for the DRESSING!
1/2 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt (I like Fage)
1/2 cup medium salsa (or whatever heat suits your fancy!)
1 lime – squeezed!
little fresh cilantro! (optional but delish!)
Directions for the dressing: BLEND! As in – use a blender, or a food processor would probably work, too!
Top with shredded cheese and black olives. And ENJOY the heck out of it! I have several times since my discovery! I’ve also been using the dressing as a dip, condiment, topping for random objects, etc.
*My taco seasoning consists of lots of chili powder, some cumin, paprika, garlic salt, pepper, oregano and a pinch of chipotle chili powder. I’m sorry…I don’t measure. So that’s probably not very helpful at all!
NOTE for 21 Day FIX-ers: If you’re following the 21 Day Fix OR the 21 Day Fix EXTREME, I use 1 red, 2 greens, 1 yellow and 1 blue and 1 orange for this deliciousness!
This recipe is from my FREE 7 – Day SlimDown plan!