#weliketoeat : Salads with some color!
I enjoy eating healthy and even more than that, I enjoy eating colorful meals. This most recent combination of ingredients is so incredibly delicious, even the Mr. has been impressed – and he doesn’t generally do vegetables!
Side story – there’s a salad joint on the West side of Cleveland [Salad Kraze] that I absolutely love and I haven’t been there in forever since my pal Sherry moved across the country. When we would have our crafty dates with our other friend Tara, it didn’t matter where we were crafting, we were having salad for lunch. Every. Single Time. We’d always talk about how much we loved them even though they were so basic!
I decided to take bits & pieces of my favorite salad from that place and mix it up with some ingredients from another salad that I love at Panera and thus my colorful creation was born.
I’m not typically a fan of vinaigrette dressings, but this one [Kraft Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette] is absolutely amazing. It’s not super oily and is just a little sweet, I feel like I could eat it with a spoon!
It’s so basic and yet so delicious that I’ve literally been day dreaming about it! You can add to it or take away from it, but I promise you’ll enjoy it. I’m keeping all these ingredients on hand and I have a feeling this will be a summertime staple in the w2 house!
Green leafy lettuce – I use a blend of baby greens which includes baby spinach, carrots, baby lettuce blend, endive, baby greens blend and radicchio
Oscar Mayer Carving Board Rotisserie Chicken Breast – so much easier than grilling chicken before making each salad and/or messing with an actual rotisserie chicken
Mozzarella cheese – I usually cut some strips or cubes from a block of cheese, we all know I’m against pre-shredded chesse
Tomatoes – I use either Roma or any variety of giant red tomatoes that can be cut into big wedges
Crushed Pecans – trust me…so amazing!
Mandarin Oranges – I use the individual serving bowls from Dole that come in natural juice not syrup
Apple chips – trust me on this, so, so good & adds such amazing texture
Red onion – I usually cut slices and then dice them into smaller sized pieces instead of the big rings
Kraft Lite Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Throw everything in a bowl, give it a good mix or stir with the dressing and dive in!
Let me know if you try it and what you think! There’s so many additions you could make but this right here is my perfect blend!
Hopefully you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and get to do something fun! I’ll be back next week with more arts & crafts — including my take on my inspiration piece from earlier this week!
Thanks for stopping by!