Archive for 'Salads'

Fresh Greek Salad

Servings: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

What You Need:

  • 1 head or bag romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1- 6 oz. can pitted Greek olives
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 6 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ground black pepper

What You Do:

  1. In a large bowl combine the lettuce, vegetables, olives, and cheese.
  2. Blend the olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, and black pepper (to taste.)
  3. Toss salad and pour dressing over top.

Maple Walnut Chicken

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

What You Need:

  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 5 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 bag (9 oz) of spinach
  • Fat-free cream cheese (optional)

What You Do:

  1. Prepare chicken with olive oil, thyme, and black pepper by rubbing ingredients onto chicken.
  2. Toast walnuts on medium heat for 2 -3  minutes in a non-stick skillet, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add chicken and cook about 12 minutes, turning frequently.
  4. Place fresh spinach on 4 dinner plates and top with the chicken and walnuts.
  5. In skillet add vinegar and cook 1 minute. Then add maple syrup and 1/2 cup of water and simmer for about 6 minutes until thickened.
  6. Pour maple mixture over chicken and add dollops of cream cheese and raisins or dried cranberries to garnish (optional.)


Refreshing Fruit Salad

Servings: 10-12

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Chill Time: 1 hour

What You Need:

  • 1 pint of strawberries
  • 1- 14 oz. can of unsweetened pineapple chunks
  • 2 large, ripe nectarines
  • 2 large, ripe peaches
  • 1 pint of blueberries
  • 3 ripe kiwi fruit**

What You Do:

  1. Cut strawberries in quarters.
  2. Drain pineapple chunks.
  3. Cut nectarines and peaches into small pieces.
  4. Slice kiwi fruit.
  5. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and cover and chill for one hour before serving.

** Fruits may be varied according to personal preferences. Grapes, melon(s), and bananas can easily be substituted.


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