Classic Chicken Salad

My quick and easy, classic chicken salad recipe made healthier and lighter to make the perfect homemade chicken salad sandwich. The perfect cold lunch for meal prep! Easy Chicken Salad Recipe This Classic Chicken Salad recipe, made with simple ingredients is perfect for make-ahead lunches. There’s so many ways to eat it, like as a

Mediterranean-Inspired Cucumber Chickpea Salad

Mediterranean-Inspired Cucumber Chickpea Salad

A fresh and vibrant salad that takes just 10 minutes? That’s our style, friends! This Mediterranean-inspired cucumber tomato salad is so versatile and satisfying thanks to protein- and fiber-rich chickpeas. Plus, just 1 bowl and 9 ingredients required!

It’s delicious alongside tofu, fish, or falafel wraps for an easy spring or summer meal. Let us show you how it’s done! 

This VIBRANT, throw-it-all-in-a-bowl salad features crunchy cucumbers, sweet ripe tomatoes, aromatic red onion, fresh mint, and chickpeas.

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Gingery Smashed Cucumber Salad (Asian-Inspired)

Gingery Smashed Cucumber Salad (Asian-Inspired)

Is it just us or does it seem like cucumbers repel any dressing you add to them? Not so fast! After some research and testing, we learned that smashing cucumbers helps the flavors stick around. Smashed cucumber salad to the rescue!

This Asian-inspired take is super fresh, crunchy, savory, a little spicy, and full of ginger and sesame flavor. Plus, so EASY — just 10 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 10 minutes required.

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Air Fryer Egg Salad

The air fryer is not a way you would think to make egg salad, but that’s how I do it! It’s so easy to make hard boil eggs in the air fryer – you don’t even have to add water! Air Fryer Egg Salad While you can make hard-boiled eggs on the stove top, have

Broccoli Salad

Delicious Broccoli Salad made with bacon, sunflower seeds, red onion, and goat cheese mixed with a creamy Greek yogurt-mayo sauce. So good!!  Broccoli Salad Here’s a great way to get a cup of veggies into your meal, serve this Broccoli Salad as a side with a sandwich, burger, or your favorite protein. It’s perfect as […]

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Salmon Caesar Salad

This classic Caesar salad without the croutons is topped with pan-seared salmon and the best Caesar dressing. High in protein and omega-3s! Salmon Caesar Salad Salmon Caesar Salad is my go-to order when I’m having lunch in a restaurant that doesn’t have the healthiest options. I order a Caesar salad without the croutons, topped with […]

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Crispy Quinoa & Roasted Vegetable Kale Salad

Crispy Quinoa & Roasted Vegetable Kale Salad

This salad is winter comfort in a bowl. Warm roasted root veggies, crispy quinoa, and a tangy balsamic dressing combine for a nourishing salad so tasty it’ll make you crave kale!

Bonus? It comes together in just 30 minutes when using pre-cooked grains. Let us show you how it’s done!

In the spirit of keeping things COZY, this quinoa and kale salad begins with roasting veggies to add warmth and sweetness.

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Roasted Beet Salad with Vegan “Goat Cheese”

Roasted Beet Salad with Vegan “Goat Cheese”

Too often dairy-free folks have to settle for less than desirable cheese substitutes. Not anymore! This roasted beet and vegan “goat cheese” salad hits ALL the notes you remember from this classic pairing. 

Zingy, tangy vegan “goat cheese” pairs with sweet, juicy beets and peppery, nutrient-packed microgreens. Just 10 ingredients required for this delicious, wintery salad perfect as an appetizer or side. Let’s do this!

This beautiful salad comes together with four components: 1) tender roasted beets, 2) homemade (or store-bought) vegan “goat cheese”, 3) a simple balsamic dressing, and 4) nutrient-packed microgreens.

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Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dressing

This healthy Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Lemon Dressing is vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious, perfect for meal-prep and requires no reheating! Rainbow Quinoa Salad I’ve been making rainbow salads for my daughter Madison since she was very little. She frequently asks me to make them, so I always have a colorful assortment of vegetables on […]

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Vibrant Roasted Cauliflower Salad (Middle Eastern-Inspired)

Vibrant Roasted Cauliflower Salad (Middle Eastern-Inspired)

Into making veggies delicious and exciting? This roasted cauliflower salad does just that! Flavors and textures abound with smoky + zesty spices, sweet roasted red onions, crunchy pistachios, and tart pomegranate molasses.

It’s a show-stopping side inspired by Ottolenghi. Perfect for the holiday table, but also easy enough to throw together on a weeknight. Just 30 minutes required. Let us show you how it’s done!

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