Salads

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Oops. Has the scale (or teeter totter) suddenly tipped in the wrong direction over the lazy summer? Perhaps it’s time for a sensible salad, but not just the usual greens and tomato. 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 […]

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Lemony Orzo-Veggie Salad with Chicken

Can you remember your mother telling you to “eat your vegetables?” I can. I had an aversion to cooked carrots because they tasted mushy, and my mom regularly cooked them (to death). Thus I remember a lot of fights over cooked carrots. Fast forward to now: the subject at Weight Watchers meetings this week is […]

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Orzo with Spinach and Tomatoes

I’ve just returned from Italy, where they eat pasta in more moderate amounts than we “Olive Garden” Americans. How can we enjoy pasta without feeling like we’re indulging? Check out this recipe from Food Network star Rachael Ray. It’s loaded with spinach and grape tomatoes. Lemon zest and feta cheese lend a tangy zing. Pasta and virtuous […]

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Almost-Instant Black Bean Salad

This simple summer salad is great served with grilled chicken. You can also roll it up in a lettuce leaf for a quick lunch. I grilled a whole chicken and brought it to the table on a platter with this as the side. I added jarred pickled jalapenos to kick it up and squeezed fresh lime […]

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Rotisserie Chicken Salad with Strawberries

I meet people every day who say they eat out a lot because they hate to cook.  I get it. We’re busy. We’re distracted by the chaos of modern life (and politics!) and the last thing we want to be doing during our few hours of down time is to prepare a healthy dinner. Heaven forbid “healthy,” because healthy means […]

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