It’s back to school season so of course I am on the hunt for easy meals we can quick grab during those busy week days. These little mini salad bowls make a perfect after school snack or an easy light dinner.
Hope y’all are enjoying your summer! We sure are! We have been going non stop with swimming, movies, gymnastics, crossfit, dance, and hanging out with friends and it is only June 🙂 I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Salad in jar… Why have I never made these before? They are so easy to make! I made a Chicken Caesar Kale Salad, but any type of your favorite salad would work. I have always kind of steered away from using kale in a salad. I always found it kind of bitter. But after I made this Kale, Strawberry and Avocado Salad, I learned that squeezing a lemon over the kale first and then massaging it with your hands turns the kale a bright green. This helps get rid of that bitter taste.
If you have been following my blog you know we have been busy house hunting. Well… We found the perfect house. It has pretty much everything we were looking for and a cute little yard with pool too. EEEK I am so excited! I have always wanted a pool!
I think I have found my new favorite salad! I tend to go through phases with salads…
Sometimes I can eat one everyday and then I am good for awhile. I do like to change my salads up a bit and sort of “think outside of the salad bowl.” Haha! I know that was lame! Moving on, kale is an awesome green to use for a salad. It is inexpensive and really good for you. Some might be hesitant as kale can sometimes be bitter, but I promise if you prep this correctly it will taste amazing!
You can never have too many chicken salad recipes in my book. I don’t really care for mayo so this is a great change up to the traditional chicken salad recipe. Plus, I loooove the combination of flavors in thai recipes.
I am sure after this winter, spring can’t get here soon enough for most of us! Especially for my poor Northeast friends! While I can’t tell a lie, it has been absolutely beautiful in Texas this past week. We have been grilling dinner outside almost every night. All of this grilling has me craving one of my favorite side dishes… Asian Sesame Pasta Salad.
Pomegranates are one of my favorite fruits but they can be a bugger to clean. I found the easiest and way to clean them is to cut the pomegranate into quarters. Then fill a medium sized bowl with water. Keep the bowl in the sink and add 1 quarter of the pomegranate and pull the seeds out under water. Make sure you keep it under water. I learned the hard way and shot pomegranate juice all over myself and my white cabinets! The seeds will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the white interior of the pomegranate will float to the top. Easy breezy!
I can’t believe it’s almost Labor Day! Where the heck did summer go? I am so bummed it is almost over. I’m still trying to hang on to the last few dog days of summer. So this is exactly why I made this beautiful salad. It is screaming summer!