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

8 salad in a jar recipes to fill you up (with bonus how-to video)

Learn how and WHY you need to start preparing salad in a jar! Your health and budget will thank you. Get started with these 8 filling recipe ideas.  why salad in a jar is a smart choice Two compelling reasons to start prepping your salad in a jar: They’ll help you eat more veggies. Everyone wants to eat healthier, but convenience wins every single time. The solution? Make the healthy choice the easy choice! When your fridge is stocked with pre-made salads, it’s super easy to grab one and go. Save money and reduce food waste. How many times have … Read More

japanese cabbage salad -healthy and easy

japanese cabbage salad

Sesame and almond flavours dominate this Japanese cabbage salad filled with plenty of veggies and healthy plant proteins and fats.  We’ve been eating this salad literally everyday for the past week.  Because it’s THAT GOOD and we can’t get enough of it. But, also because there’s enough here to feed an army and we’ve only got 2 1/2 people in our house…. Make sure you have a large bowl ready for this one! It’s a perfect recipe to bring to a potluck and feed a crowd. Because it’s THAT BIG. But, also because it tastes best on the first day. … Read More