Salads

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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Spring Pasta Salad with Shrimp

  Who doesn’t love pasta salad? The only problem — it’s way too easy to eat more than your share. The late veteran actor (and dieter) Orson Welles hit the nail on the head when he said, “My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four. Unless there are three other people.” The […]

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