11 All-Time Best Healthy Salad Recipes

Very Best Healthy Recipes Series: Part 5 ~ When we polled other food bloggers, asking them for their one, all-time most popular healthy recipe, we weren’t surprised that many of them said their absolute top recipe was a gorgeously fresh, healthy salad! Perfect year-round for picnics, lunches, potlucks and side dishes, these salad recipes … Continue reading

Easy Kale and Quinoa Tabouli Salad

~ Just a few simple ingredients yield bold, bright flavors in this Easy Kale and Quinoa Tabouli Salad! With the addition of super-nutritious kale and the swap of protein-packed, gluten-free quinoa instead of the traditional bulgur wheat, this delicious spin on tabouli salad has all the flavors and textures you love, … Continue reading

Christmas Salad with Citrus-Champagne Vinaigrette

~ A vibrantly beautiful salad that’s truly fit for a celebration! You can even shape it like a gorgeous Christmas wreath for a showstopping, edible centerpiece! Pretty greens are studded with crunchy pistachios, sweet and tangy pomegranate arils, and juicy oranges. Topped off with a sprinkling of creamy goat cheese … Continue reading

Easy 7-Layer Chicken Taco Salad

~ This showstopper 7-Layer Chicken Taco Salad takes those potluck-classic layered salad recipes to whole new heights (literally!). Piled high in a trifle bowl, it’ll be the “Oooooh … who made that?” hit of the picnic, but we’ve got shortcuts and make-ahead tips to ensure that it’s quick and simple, too! … Continue reading

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

~ All the great flavors of buffalo chicken dip, in a satisfying tortellini pasta salad! It’s perfect as a main dish salad, or as a hearty side for picnics, cookouts, tailgating and potlucks, and it’s sure to win raves every time you make it! Plus, it’s easy to prep ahead and can even … Continue reading

Healthy Chicken Salad with Grapes, Apples and Tarragon-Yogurt Dressing

~ This Healthy Chicken Salad with Grapes is bursting with delicious flavors and textures! Juicy grapes, crisp apples and crunchy pecans, all topped off with a you’d-never-guess-it’s-healthy Greek yogurt dressing (secret ingredient alert!). Absolutely fabulous as a weekday sandwich or at a casual picnic, but also special enough for a bridal … Continue reading

BLT Egg Salad

~ All the crowd-pleasing flavors of a BLT sandwich, in a healthy egg salad recipe! The perfect potluck salad for summer picnics … and the best-ever way to use up all those hard-boiled eggs each Easter! So versatile, too – it’s delicious as a sandwich or as a salad, nestled into leafy greens … Continue reading

53 Best Thanksgiving Recipes (All the Side Dish Recipes You’ll Ever Need!)

When it comes to a perfect Thanksgiving dinner, we love a big, delicious feast as much as the next guy (or, well, the next gal …)But we love two other things even more:1) Spending time with our families, and2) Having no regrets after that big, delicious meal!Are you with us … Continue reading

Salad with Goat Cheese, Pears, Candied Pecans and Maple-Balsamic Dressing

Thanksgiving Salad (Perfect for Holidays … or Any Day!) ~ An incredibly delicious, yet really easy salad recipe! Absolutely perfect for Thanksgiving and the holidays … but quick enough for busy-night family dinners, too! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less  •  Includes Make-Ahead Steps  •  Vegetarian  • … Continue reading

Hearty Fruit and Nut Salad with Greek Yogurt Dressing

~ A refreshing fruit and nut salad with a luscious Greek yogurt dressing. Filled with hearty grains and loaded with protein, and so quick and easy! It’s perfect at summer picnics, but also at fall potlucks and Thanksgiving … delicious as an exciting twist on overnight oats, but also a … Continue reading

Easy, Healthy Chicken Salad with Quinoa, Tomatoes, Lemon and Basil

Judy’s Quinoa Salad ~ This gorgeous salad is perfect as a main course, or as a hearty side! Fabulous served warm or totally chilled, it can even be adapted for vegetarians. So easy and incredibly delicious – it’ll quickly become a favorite at picnics and at dinner! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 … Continue reading

Layered Ribbon Jell-O Salad

~ No one will ever guess how much healthier this pretty, rainbow-colored Jell-O salad is! It’s high in protein … and incredibly easy to make! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Make Ahead  •  Gluten Free  • Let’s just talk about the elephant in the room, shall we? Or, rather, let’s talk about the … Continue reading

Greek Yogurt Coleslaw

~ The perfect middle ground between creamy coleslaw and tangy vinegar slaw, this much healthier version is delicious with barbecue and a super-easy make-ahead! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less  •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  •  Gluten Free  • It’s no secret that Gretchen and I … Continue reading

Kale Chopped Salad with Berries and Freekeh (or Quinoa)

~ An easy, vibrantly delicious salad featuring kale, blueberries, dried cranberries, walnuts and feta. Perfect with freekeh or quinoa. Loaded with healthy superfoods, yet so good no one will even notice that they’re eating something this incredibly healthy! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  • At least as far as … Continue reading

Beyond Green Smoothies: Take the Spinach Challenge

~ Spinach is a great way to amp up nutrition for the entire family! We’re taking you way, way beyond the ever-popular green smoothie! Here are easy ideas for adding this versatile superfood into the meals you’re already making! ~ Green smoothies are all the rage on blogs and Pinterest – … Continue reading

Mediterranean Confetti Quinoa Salad

~ A healthy, beautiful and wildly delicious quinoa salad! Quinoa and confetti greens are accented with sun-dried tomatoes, basil, pine nuts, cheese and a fabulous balsamic vinaigrette. ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  •  Gluten Free  • I’ve been making various versions of this salad for years, and … Continue reading

Four-Ingredient Grilled Corn Salad with Nonfat Chili-Lime Dressing

~ Smoky-sweet grilled summer corn is balanced by tangy lime juice and a pleasant, tingling heat from cayenne pepper. No added fat and so easy to make ahead! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less  •  Make Ahead  •  Vegan (and Vegetarian)  •  Gluten Free  • The … Continue reading

Citrus Quinoa and Chickpea Salad

~ Full of vibrant flavors! Nutty quinoa, creamy feta, crunchy carrots and refreshing citrus. A quick and easy salad that’s loaded with nutrition! ~ This Recipe Is:   •  Ready in 30 Minutes or Less  •  Make Ahead  •  Vegetarian  • This past summer, my family took a trip to the most … Continue reading