Salads

Ultimate Fall Salad

You know, it’s funny. I post a lot of recipes on hungry poodle that fellow Weight Watchers (and anyone who wants to eat real food) might appreciate. I also put links to the recipes on my Facebook page, and every once in awhile, though not often, I get a response. Until earlier this week, when I posted a two-ingredient […]

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Chopped Vegetable Salad

Oops. Has the scale (or teeter totter) suddenly tipped in the wrong direction? Perhaps it’s time for a sensible salad, but not just the usual. When we’re at our diet-wits-end we need a salad sensation! We need crunch, and color and a taste that awakens our taste buds and says, “You can do this! You can […]

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Orzo Salad with Watermelon & Feta

Here’s another riff on popular watermelon salads, this one from a weekly handout at Weight Watcher meetings two summers ago. This salad pairs the fruit with orzo, feta cheese and fresh basil.  The saltiness of the cheese compliments watermelon’s natural sweetness. And the orzo? Can you think of a salad that isn’t made better by the addition of pasta? Me neither. […]

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Watermelon and Feta Salad

When I was a kid, we ate watermelon cut into big wedges for dessert. We had as much fun picking away the black seeds with our forks (and our fingers) as we did eating the sweet, summer fruit. My father sprinkled black pepper on his wedge, which I thought was exotic. Not so today. Watermelon salads are […]

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Mexican Quinoa Salad with Black Beans, Corn & Tomatoes

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer, which means the slow cooker is stowed and we’re looking to eat cool, easy-to-assemble yet delicious and healthful (always) meals. Quinoa is a good choice; once it’s cooked and cooled it takes on the flavor of whatever herbs you’ve got on hand.  Bonus — it’s a complete […]

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