Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad with Dried Cherries, Walnuts, and Feta

Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad with Dried Cherries, Walnuts, and Feta
I NEED to add roasted veggies to my salads more often. This was SO delicious. First of all, any deeply roasted veggie is my best friend. And then added to a salad?! My new favorite thing. I’m one of those weirdos that loves salads and craves veggies more than anything. It’s true. The combo of flavors in here is insane. #nosadsalads.
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Honey Citrus Chicken, Blood Orange, and Avocado Chopped Salad

Honey Citrus Chicken, Blood Orange, and Avocado Chopped Salad
This salad will brighten the dreariest of winter days. It’s this time of year that I start craving more fresh, summery foods. I can just sense the days getting a litttttle bit longer, and having the sun rise a little earlier has been wonderful. I also can’t stop with the blood oranges. They’re so stunning, obviously, but their flavor is out of this world. They’re not as “orangey” as a typical navel orange..almost more fruit punchy? Or something? Don’t quote me on that. If you haven’t had them, you’re missing out.
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Greek Yogurt Caesar Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken and Arugula

Greek Yogurt Caesar Pesto Pasta Salad with Grilled Chicken and Arugula
Today’s recipe is all about simple and classic. Who doesn’t love pasta salad? Such a nostalgic favorite. Makes me think of summertime and cookouts and beautiful weather. All things I could totally go for right now. Plus, I used chickpea pasta! Which I’m obsessed with lately. If you’ve never had it, it’s made from chickpeas (obviously) and its a lot higher in protein and fiber, and lower in carbs than regular pasta. Love it!
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Mexican Kale Salad with Chili Lime Cashew Dressing

Mexican Kale Salad with Chili Lime Cashew Dressing
Mexican food will forever be in my top, well, if not my FAVORITE type of food. I hate saying favorite, because I have so many “favorites”..cue eye roll. I really just LOVE so many things. I’m serious about the Mexican food though. I could eat tacos, taco salads, fajitas, enchiladas, chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, chips and guac, and margaritas for seriously every meal and never get sick of them. This meal is a healthy version of one of my favorite things..a taco salad!
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Crispy Brussels Kale Salad with Bacon Maple Dressing and Toasted Hazelnuts

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Hearty winter salads are the best! It’s officially SO COLD here in Maryland and I’m not happy about it. I’m such a warm weather girl at heart, so the winter isn’t exactly my favorite time. I absolutely love the holidays and this time of year, but come January 1st, I’m ready for shorts again.

This salad is for those times where you want something healthy, but also comforting. It also hold up really well in the fridge because kale is so hearty!
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Balsamic Chicken, Roasted Beet, and Bacon Kale Salad

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Say hello to my new favorite hearty fall salad! The combination of flavors here is INSANE. Garlicky balsamic glazed chicken with a little fresh thyme, sweet roasted beets (they’re like candy to me), and bacon, of course. All topped on a bed of kale massaged in a mustard maple vinaigrette! So much flavor and super healthy too!
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Delicata Squash, Pear, Pecan, and Cranberry Quinoa Salad

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I have the perfect meal prep recipe for your Monday! This salad is full of fall ingredients (shocker, I know), and it’s so hearty. AND healthy! The quinoa is packed with protein for staying power, and the roasted squash makes it more substantial too. The pecans add much needed crunch, and the pear and cranberry add sweetness!

L-O-V-E this salad.
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Apple Bacon Kale Salad with Brie Cheddar Grilled Cheese Croutons

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How to make Monday better: add GRILLED CHEESE CROUTONS to your salad. Honestly, I never want to eat a salad without grilled cheese croutons ever again. If only, right?!

This salad SCREAMS fall and screams not-boring-and-also-healthier-comfort-food. Which is what I aim for always. I absolutely love my salads, and eat at least one if not two every single day, but sometimes you just need more than greens, veggies, and dressing. That is where this salad comes in.
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Mediterranean Kale and Lentil Salad

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Something I never get sick of is Mediterranean food. The flavors are so bright, and there are usually several salty/briny things in the mix, which I LOVE. Give me salty over sweet any day of the week. This salad is absolutely perfect for meal prep, because the kale is so hearty. You can dress it the night or two before, and just keep it in the fridge. Love it!
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Balsamic Roasted Blueberry Arugula Salad

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Adding fruit to salad is a MUST in the summer. I’m always trying to cram as many summer ingredients as I can into my meals lately, especially as the end of summer gets closer. My fridge is packed with all the berries, greens, melon, heirloom tomatoes, peaches, and avocados of course.

Eating seasonally is so much fun and this salad is a perfect example of that. Instead of just tossing fresh blueberries in the salad, I roasted them in the oven with a little balsamic and honey. They burst and get super sweet, as well as develop this richness that is to die for. No boring salads around here!
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