Summer Salad Ideas

Summer Salad Ideas

salad

One of my favorite salads that I have made is really simple.

1) One cooked chicken breast diced, you can switch it up and add steak. ( Calorie information would change)

2) 1 Cup of strawberries

3) 1/2 Cup of blueberries

4) 2 cups of butter lettuce

5) Ken’s Steak House Lite Strawberry Vinaigrette

Nutritional Information:

304 Calories

I have app on my phone called Fresh Express Salad Swap, check the app out b/c it gives you some more great ideas for salads.

Here are some great links to some awesome recipes for salads that I will be trying as well.

Spinach-Berry Salad

Berry Pineapple Salad

Kid’s Chef Salad

Chicken Rice & Black Bean Salad Bowl

Chicken & Roasted Summer Squash Salad with Mascarpone Dressing

These are just some salad recipes that I found online and will be making soon. I like to try new things, but making a salad is really fun b/c you can change it so you don’t get bored.

You can do

Steak, chicken, shrimp

Butter lettuce, iceberg lettuce, spinach, ( there are so many choices)

Apples, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, pineapples, oranges.

Almonds, walnuts, and eggs

You can make your on vinaigrette or you can find some in the aisle of your grocery store.  Don’t put so much thought into making a salad, its a simple and healthy lunch or dinner. Throw things that you love on there and enjoy, but of course portion your food.

 

Enjoy!! If you have any Salad Ideas, please share

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Dinner at the Porterfields

Dinner at the Porterfields

Saturday morning I sent my sister a message to ask her if I can make dinner for her and her family. She was happy to say YES!!!  I enjoy cooking for people and I enjoy trying new things. I got this awesome recipe from Kelly at No Thanks to Cake. I also made some dessert for them too and Grilled Caramelized Pineapple on top of ICE CREAM, so delicious. 

 

Grilled Lime Chicken with Avocado-Corn Salsa with some grilled asparagus. Chicken Lime

 

Ingredients:

3 ½ Tbsp. fresh lime juice (from 3 limes)

4 Tbsp. chopped cilantro

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp pepper

4 (6 oz) chicken breast halves

1 1/2 cup corn 

1 (8 oz) ripe avocado, peeled & diced

Instructions:

Combine the 2 Tbsp lime juice, 2 Tbsp of cilantro, 1/4 tsp of salt, and 1/8 tsp of pepper add to a ziplock bag and then add the chicken. Place the bag or you can use a bowl into the refrigerator for about 20 minutes. If you use a ziplock bag make sure you get all the air out.

To make the salsa combine the corn and the avocado with the remaining 1 1/2 Tbsp of lime juice and 2 Tbsp of cilantro, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp of pepper into a bowl. You can use corn in the can or fresh corn. I used Green Giant canned corn. I placed the salsa in the refrigerator until the chicken was cooked.

After 20 minutes take the chicken out on the grill and cook 10 to 12 minutes. Once the chicken is finished place 1/4 cup of salsa on each chicken breast and Enjoy.

Nutritional Information:

268 Calories for one Chicken Breast with 1/4 cup of Salsa. 

Dessert:

Grilled Pineapple on Vanilla Ice Cream:

Grab a bowl and add the following and mix well

1/4 Cup of Brown Sugar

1/4 cup of butter melted

1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 Tbsp of Honey

Dice the pineapple and place them in another  bowl. Pour the batter all over  the pineapples and place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.  Place the caramelized pineapples on aluminium foil and grill for about 10 to 15 minutes. Then place the yummy pineapples on some ice cream. 

Enjoy!!!