10 easy, healthy salad dressing recipes for the laziest cooks

Jeremy PennerRecipes, Salad3 Comments

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)

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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)

Jessica Penner, RDRecipe RoundUp, Recipes, Salad3 Comments

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

Jessica Penner, RDEntree, Meatless, Recipes, Salad4 Comments

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

healthy broccoli salad with berries

Jessica Penner, RDMeatless, Recipes, Salad2 Comments

healthy broccoli salad with berries

This healthy broccoli salad has a yogurt and almond butter dressing for a healthier fat profile and is filled with fresh anti-oxidant rich summer berries!  What defines summer for you? For most people: good times at the lake, soaking up some sun, throwing a frisbee, meandering down trendy streets with gelato in hand, or enjoying a picnic in the park.   I love all those things too! But for me, summer means berries! I don’t shell out the money to buy them at imported prices throughout the year. Too expensive, and they never taste as good as when they’re in … Read More

homemade croutons in a frying pan

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homemade croutons only 4 ingredients

Homemade croutons come together quick and easy! All you need are 3 ingredients and a frying pan!  You know how you just take some things for granted as “things you buy” and other items as “things you make?” Croutons were one of those foods that had never even occurred to me to make myself.  It wasn’t until I traveled to Germany on a high school exchange trip that I discovered homemade croutons! And, as most things go, they were incredibly delicious and oh-so-much better than storebought!  There’s a dish in Germany called “Kartoffel Knoedel”, which is roughly translated to potato … Read More

vegetarian caesar dressing – easy blender recipe

Jessica Penner, RDDip & Spread, Recipes, Salad2 Comments

vegetarian caesar dressing

Quickly blend up a wholesome vegetarian caesar dressing in less than a minute! Contains only heart healthy, anti-inflammatory ingredients to nourish you from the inside out. A couple of years ago a friend was telling me that she enjoys my recipes, and asked if I had one for a caesar salad dressing… and I had to sheepishly tell her that I don’t actually like caesar salad. In fact, I always found it rather revolting. I bet you thought everyone loved caesar salad? Well, not me. We decided to serve lasagna at our wedding. It’s my husband’s favourite food and it … Read More