I’ve been finding the key to a successful day of eating is salad for lunch. Lunch is my problem time. If I could eat out for lunch every day and never gain a pound, I would. I just love everything about it. There is always something new or different to eat. I don’t have to cook which means no dishes to wash and kitchen to clean. It gets me out of the house, since I work from my home this is a huge plus. Basically if I eat out, I have no responsibility. Since I live in the real world and eating out is filled with lots of calories, I find that having a huge salad is the key. Occasionally I will splurge and get a salad from the salad bar at my local grocery. I fill the container to the brim with lettuce then add-on a few healthy ingredients. I will go wild and let myself have a small scoop of a prepared salad. That is how I fell in love with a Superfood Crunch Salad. It was on the salad bar. I loved all the ingredients and knew I could easily make it at home. The ingredients of the salad were already healthy, but I knew I could easily reduce the calories and fat in the raspberry vinaigrette.
When July 4th came along, I decided to make my own version of a Superfood Crunch Salad. What is a superfood, you may be asking? To me it is a silly term and totally arbitrary what fruits and vegetables are considered “superfoods”. Kale is always on the list, although many greens have every bit as much nutrition. Blueberries have gotten huge. Why hasn’t cauliflower? It has every bit as much magnificent nutrition. Back to the topic at hand, a superfood is a marketing term a buzzword for nutrient rich food, food that is good for you. I thought about changing the name of the salad since I’m not overly found of the word, but this is a re-creation of a salad. So I decided to stay true to the name. This salad is full of gorgeous colors, purple, red, orange, and green. It also has an amazing mix of flavors, savory, sweet, and a little acid. I adore the crunch from the sunflowers and cabbage. Each forkful is the perfect bite of flavor and nutrition. It is a salad I can feel good about eating and be satisfied until dinner time.
Give it a try yourself. It is perfect for lunch, dinner or even a pool party.
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Refreshing Beverages and Cocktails:
- Beermosas by eating in instead
- Cantaloupe Margaritas by Palatable Pastime
- Ginger Peach Sangria with Plums by Whole Food | Real Families
- Lime and Ginger Cordial by Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Lime in the Coconut Caipirinha by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Limeade Splash by Our Good Life
- Mojito Slush by Life Tastes Good
- Pear and Cranberry Orange Cocktail by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Spiked Blackberry Lemonade by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Appealing Appetizers and Snacks:
- Chip and Dip Sunflowers by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Coconut Key Lime Cheesecake Dip by The Crumby Cupcake
- Eggplant, Spinach and White Bean Dip with Homemade Cheddar Crackers by Caroline’s Cooking
- Grilled Spicy Shrimp with Pineapple Aioli by A Gouda Life
- Low-Carb Turkey Club Bites by Momma’s Meals
- Roasted Jalapeno Hummus by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Spicy Cheesy Corn Dip by Brunch with JoyTropical Fruit with Moscato Glaze Quesadilla by Seduction in the Kitchen
- Zesty Tex-Mex Shrimp Cocktail by The Weekend Gourmet
Super Sides and Salads:
- BLT Pasta Salad by A Day in the Life on a Farm
- Mexican Three Bean Salad by Tasting Page
- Olive Tomato Salad by Magnolia Days
- Superfood Crunch Salad by Food Done Light
Tempting Desserts and Sweets:
- 5 Fantastic Fruit Pops by Sunday Supper Movement
- Butter Pecan M&M’s Magic Bars by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Pink Lemonade Cupcakes by Sew You Think You Can Cook
- Oatmeal Toffee Cookies by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Sour Cherry Crumb Cake by Pies and Plot
- Swim Ring Cakes by The Freshman Cook
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