A Week in Salads…

I love a good salad and staying healthy during the week! I wanted to share some of my homemade salad recipes to inspire you! I swear by these recipes they are so good! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Monday:

1 piece of fresh grilled chicken (cut into small cubes)

4-5 sliced strawberries

5-6 whole walnuts chopped

7 cubes of

2-3 cups of arugula

2 tablespoons of light champagne vinaigrette

Toss in a bowl (add as much dressing as you wish) and enjoy!

~ TIP ~

If you are packing lunches for work put all the dry ingredients on the top and dressing in a small container on the side and put it together at work so that it doesn’t get soggy.

Tuesday

2 slices of cold cut turkey cut into small pieces

1 granny smith apple (cut in half and use that)

5 whole pecans lightly chopped

¼ cup of crumbled blue cheese (modify for as much as you want)

2 cups of spinach

1 cup of arugula

2-3 tablespoons of light balsamic vinaigrette

Wednesday

3 cups chopped romaine lettuce

5 large shrimp (with tails removed)

1/2 avocado, diced

1/3 cup corn kernels

1 cup grape tomatoes

2 tablespoons crushed tortilla chips

Dressing:

1/4 cup fresh lime juice

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro

1 garlic clove, peeled and minced

1 tsp. chopped jalapeño pepper (use canned for less heat)

Thursday

3 cups chopped greens (house blend salad bags are good)

½ cup of chicken or avocado

1/3 cup of sliced carrots

¼ cup thinly sliced purple cabbage

7-8 slices of cucumber

2-3 sliced of tomato

1 tsp. sesame seeds

Dressing: This is a little splurge but I love to pick up local ginger dressing from my Chinese restaurant for a classic Asian salad

Friday

3 cups of arugula

1/3 cup Gorgonzola

¼ cup walnuts

½ cup chicken (think chicken breast, cooked 3-4 min on each side with balsamic glaze, salt and pepper)

4 strawberries sliced

Orange zest (add as much as you like, I usually do a quarter or third of an orange)

2 tbsp. balsamic vinaigrette

Saturday and Sunday are usually the days where I splurge on my diet…Instead of salads for lunch I often opt for sandwiches, pasta or pizza.

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