5 minute chicken taco salad

Chicken Taco Salad

With a store bought rotisserie chicken, you can prepare the meat for a chicken taco salad in 5 minutes! Hands up if you love rotisserie chicken! Picking up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken at the grocery store is one of my favourite mealtime shortcuts. In a few minutes I remove the meat from the chicken, and then I can use it in recipes throughout the week! This recipe is a simple way to turn rotisserie chicken into taco filling! Just use whatever ingredients you have on hand to throw together a salad. #onefamilyonemeal One of the biggest feeding traps parents fall … Read More

barley salad with a garlic lemon dressing

Barley Salad with a Lemon Garlic Dressing

This barley salad has a delightfully unique texture, and when drizzled with its garlic lemon dressing, snaps you into spring with a fresh finish of crispy veggies. What makes the best chocolate chips cookies? You might think of having high quality ingredients or the right mix of ingredients, but the real answer is… Texture! A crisp, overbaked crumbly cookie is worthless, in my opinion. A soft and chew chocolate chip cookie? Divine! So… what do cookies and salads have in common? Texture! I used to make this salad with couscous, but I realized I could make it even better by using … Read More

the big salad… how to build a meal-worthy salad

Mango Quinoa Nourish Bowl

Have you ever eaten a salad and then felt hungry again fifteen minutes later? Then you may suffer from Small Salad Syndrome! A big salad won’t leave you hungry, and it’s a tremendous way to help you meet your daily servings of veggies. A plate-sized salad could equal 4-5 servings of veggies! Vegetables are important for nourishing your body with vitamins and minerals. Did you know that fruits and vegetables are the ONLY foods that have Vitamin C? Scurvy develops when Vitamin C levels drop very low, and until recently we thought scurvy was long gone. We’re talking about a … Read More

raspberry pretzel salad with lemon poppyseed dressing

raspberry pretzel salad

A healthy raspberry pretzel salad that’s worthy to be called a meal! Contains heart healthy ingredients to nourish your body and delight your tastebuds! I bought some pretzels to make these adorable reindeer celery sticks. At the same time, I was making a salad to go along with the meal and a brainwave hit: PUT THE PRETZELS IN THE SALAD! Why had I never thought of this before? Pretzels are perfectly crunchy and salty like a crouton! Not to mention that they’re so, so tasty! Side note: If you think this reindeer is cute and you want more FUN FOOD … Read More

savoury turmeric salad dressing (vegan)

turmeric salad dressing

Reap the anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric spice in this super simple turmeric salad dressing! It’s a savoury vegan dressing full of umami flavour.  I’m experiencing a major crush on salads right now! In winter I usually switch to going nuts on soups,  but this year salads are making a major appearance at our table! It may be because salads are a good reminder of summer… which I’ve desperately needed with this -40C cold snap Winnipeg’s been going through! The headlines over Christmas highlighted the fact that it was colder in Winnipeg than both the North Pole and Mars. Yup, somehow … Read More

10 easy, healthy salad dressing recipes for the laziest cooks

raspberry pretzel salad

Improve your nutrition by making your own salad dressings! It’s SUPER easy to whip together these healthy salad dressing recipes!  Your salad is only as good as your dressing. Mediocre dressing equals mediocre salad. Delicious/amazing/fantastic dressing equals delicious/amazing/fantastic salad! I didn’t start to LOVE salads until I started to make my own salad dressings. Homemade dressings are so fresh and full of flavour! Bottled dressings are drab in comparison. The good news? It literally only takes 5 minutes or less to make your own salad dressing! Even the laziest of cooks can find 5 minutes to spare, right? how I … Read More

DIY healthy salad mix (costco copycat)

DIY healthy salad mix

Four reasons to make your own DIY healthy salad mix: save time, save money, reduce food waste, and eat more veggies! I was super inspired by Susan from A Little Nutrition when she posted on Instagram about making her own salad mix and how it lasts longer than either pre-bagged mix or even whole heads of lettuce or bunches of greens. She said it lasts 10 days in the fridge! Could this really be true? I was a little sceptical but also really hoped it was true so I had to try it out for myself. Why did I doubt? Susan … Read More