TBP’s Friday Favorites: The Salad Blues
I’m getting a little tired of sipping my greens, munching on salads, and crunching on raw veggies. It’s a little chilly where I am and all I want to do is bake muffins and cook my vegetables!
Alas, I know how good raw veggies are for my cells so I’ve been looking for some inspiration. I thought I’d share some of my finds with you.
- Check out this light and lovely raw pasta made with zucchini noodles.
- This Spaghetti Marinara and No-Meatballs recipe is loaded with fresh veggies.
- I love the sounds of Sweet Potato Mushroom Sliders!
- Switch up your spinach smoothie for this Green Mango Smoothie with Swiss Chard.
- Still getting local squash at your Farmer’s Market? Try this Squashberry Smoothie.
- Want to get some greens into your kids? Make them a Sneaky Green and Healthy Smoothie.
- And if you’re a little more traditional, but you still need some inspiration – The Classic Green Smoothie is the one for you.
Salads With A Twist
- This Layered Rainbow Salad is stunning and features one of my favorite winter veggies!
- How about a simple Carrot and Raisin Salad We’re still getting local carrots where I live!
- A Vegan Tuna Salad would make the perfect topping for your plain old green salad!
- Haven’t tried a kale salad yet? Here’s a simple kale salad to get you started.
Tips & Ideas
- There’s lots of ways to fit greens into a gluten-free diet.
- Here’s some tips for eating salads when it’s the last thing you want to do!
Products, Books, and Sites You’ll Love
- Have you seen the Today I Ate A Rainbow kits for kids? My kids love theirs!
- You’ll find loads of inspiration in this e-book – Eat Fresh and Detox Your Life.
- I am currently reading Crazy, Sexy Diet by Kris Carr. It’s full of ideas for bumping up the veggie factor!
Okay, go love yourself with some raw veggies!
Maggie is a co-founder of The Balanced Platter and is the author of She Let Them Eat Cake where she shares healthy, gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free recipes. She Let Them Eat Cake was born out of Maggie’s intense passion for feeding her friends and family nutritious and delicious food. Maggie has a Bachelor of Education and is currently studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition.