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Week 1 of Healthy Eating: All About the Salads

Last week, Jerry and I jumped on the healthy-eating bandwagon (after all the baking I've been doing, it was needed!), which meant I needed to find some great salad recipes. Here is what I whipped up for us.

Cilantro Lime Shrimp Ceviche Chopped Salad

This salad or "ceviche" was our absolute favorite. It is made with cooked shrimp, red onion, avocados, tomatoes, fresh lime juice, fresh cilantro leaves, sea salt and pepper. It's light, refreshing, and super yummy. Recipe by Clean Food Crush.

Broccoli Salad

We bought a huge bag of broccoli from Costco, so I wanted to figure out a new (to us) way to prepare it --rather than air frying, baking, steaming... This salad is sweet and savory with blanched broccoli, raisins, bacon, cheddar cheese, sunflower seeds, sour cream, mayo, sugar, and white vinegar (I slightly modified Sugar Spun Run's recipe). I find broccoli to be quite bland, even when infused with garlic and lemon, but this salad definitely added loads of flavor and texture to this veggie.

French Grated Carrot Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Since we also bought a 5-pound bag of carrots, and I am not a huge fan of carrots, I went on the hunt for a carrot salad recipe. This recipe is actually really tasty and super simple (recipe by Once Upon a Chef with Jenn Segal). Grate carrots in the food processor, then create a vinaigrette from dijon mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, vegetable oil, honey, scallions, and fresh parsley (the latter I harvested from our new garden!), then, mix it all up. I ate this as a side dish one night and then added it to some of my salads the following days.

Vanessa's Chef Salad

For my chef salad, I used sliced honey ham and smoked turkey, two eggs, cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, tomatoes on romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing. It was pretty, pretty, pretty (said in Larry David's voice) good.

What's your favorite salad?

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