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Strawberry Salad

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Craving for a salad today? Tired of cooking and looking for a quick fix munch? You are in the right place my friend! This is a salad that I often make when I am in the mood to eat something light yet healthy and when I am in the crunch for time. This recipe can be made anytime during the year but it is the best during the strawberry season when you get the best, succulent, and fresh strawberries 🙂 I’ve combined strawberries with nuts and spinach bringing omega 3 and iron to the mix. Adding healthy salads like this to your weekly diet will also help in bringing that nutritional balance that we always aim to gain. Try this out and let me know how you like it 🙂 For the salad: Serves 2 1 cup of small strawberries, halved 1/2 cup toasted pecans 2-3 cups of baby spinach 4 tbsp store-brought poppy-seed dressing poppy seeds (optional) Directions: Divide all the ingredients between two plates. Drizzle on top with dressing and Enjoy! Do I …

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Balela – Chickpea and Black Bean Salad

Here is a dish that that is tangy, with a hint of spice and everything nice. You could have this as a salad or could make for a side dish too. This recipe is inspired from snack that i purchased at costco (pita pal organic balela). We absolutely love it and I feel its a lot more cost effective to make it at home. Balela is a middle eastern dish and its brings forward a lot of the flavors from the area. You can experiment with this dish with the spices of your choice too to bring in a new twist. Here is the recipe that I love and I would encourage you to make it your own! For the Salad: 1 – 15 oz can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), rinsed and drained 2/3 – 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup diced shallots 1/4 chopped sun-dried tomatoes For the Dressing: 1 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp of lemon juice 1.5 tbsp olive oil (from drained sun-dried tomatoes) 1/4 cup chopped parsley 2 …