Blueberry Chicken Salad

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Perfect summer salad. Husband approved healthy meal.

Ingredients:
2 Chicken Breasts
1 head Romaine Lettuce
1 pint Blueberries
1 Shallot Sliced
1/2 – 1 c Slivered Almonds
1 container Mild, Crumbled Cheese
Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Directions:
Cook the chicken and chop.
While the chicken is cooking, chop the romaine, slice the shallot, make the dressing, and throw everything into a big bowl.
Add the chicken and toss.

Tips:
I used a mild crumbled cheese I found at the store, since the Husband is opposed to strong flavored cheese. This would be great with goat or feta too.

Recipe from: Gimme Some Oven and Blueberry Council

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Thai Inspired Salad

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IMG_1016It’s too hot for me. It should never be in the upper 70s/early 80s in May. Since it felt like summer, I made a summer salad for dinner tonight. It was deliciously good and I ate more than I meant to, but it’s okay because it’s very healthy.

Ingredients:
Lettuce – I used a mix of baby lettuce and baby spinach
1 Mango, chopped
1 Red Pepper, chopped
Cooked chicken, chopped
Green Onion, sliced
Cilantro
Chopped Peanuts
Curry Coconut Peanut Dressing

Directions:
Toss all ingredients in a large bowl.

 

Recipe inspired by The Roasted Root.

Curry Coconut Peanut Dressing

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IMG_1019There is something about coconut milk that is ridiculously addicting.

Ingredients:
1 c coconut milk (make sure it’s the real kind, not the drinking kind)
3 T Peanut Butter
3 T Fresh Lime Juice
1 T Curry Powder
1/2 tsp salt

Directions:
Add to a bowl and whisk until smooth
Refrigerate to thicken up.

Recipe courtesy of The Roasted Root.

Ranch Dressing

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Super simple dressing to whip up if you have ranch seasoning ready to go.

Ingredients:
Ranch Seasoning
Plain Yogurt (I use Greek, but anything should work)
Water, if needed to thin out the dressing

Directions:
Put some yogurt in a jar.
Add water if needed to get the desired consistency.
Add in ranch seasoning to taste.
Mix it all together.

Tips:
I use Greek yogurt because I think it’s creamier and has a better mouth feel that other yogurt. If you’re ever in the mood for a thick and creamy dressing, this is the base to use.