Vegan Taco Salad

When I was sent this week’s challenge for Meatless Monday, I immediately went on the hunt for great meal ideas. I am pretty obsessed with this vegan taco salad with creamy cilantro lime dressing (oh yeah!) from Nutrition By Kara. Not only is Kara’s recipe meatless — it’s also gluten-free, dairy-free and has no added sugar. Kara’s a nutritionist, so …

Lemon Garlic Shrimp Salad

Serves 4 (2 cups salad + 1 shrimp skewer each) Prep Time: 15 minutes + 10 minutes to marinate Cook Time: 10 minutes FOR THE CROUTONS • 4 slices high-fiber whole-grain bread • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil • 1 large garlic clove, peeled and halved FOR THE SHRIMP • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined • 3 tablespoons …

The Perfect Vinaigrette Dressing

When we cook at home, I always plan on having a side salad no matter what entree we’re creating. Not only is a side salad easy and healthy, but it’s always one of the best parts of the meal! Plus, when you’re planning your menu, you have a staple that you know you can count on. If you’re as big …

Arugula Side Salad

How many of you chef wannabe’s like me have been here: You have a beautiful piece of fish or the tastiest plans for a chicken breast with some fresh veggies cut to the side but still, something is missing from the meal plan. You need a little substance for the side, something light, fresh and delicious… but what should that …