Farmer’s Market Potato Salad
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Farmer’s Market Potato Salad

Freshly made potato salad is the recipe hot summer days are made for. Bright scents of fresh dill fill the air while crisp crunches of pepper and carrot from the local farmer’s market make your taste buds do a happy dance. Perfect for potlucks, picnics, or any day it’s just a bit too hot to…

Orzo Salad with Summer Vegetables + 14 Pasta Salads
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Orzo Salad with Summer Vegetables + 14 Pasta Salads

This orzo salad has bright, flavorful, and healthy summer vegetables tossed in a tangy tomato and basil vinaigrette dressing. It’s an easy pasta salad recipe without mayo, so it’s perfect for an outdoor picnic, potluck dinner, or summer holiday party! In addition to my recipe, scroll to the bottom of this post to get 15…

Cold Cucumber Soup
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Cold Cucumber Soup

Cold soup can be the refreshing star at your spring brunch or summer picnics! Cold Cucumber Soup is a blender soup recipe made with cucumbers, Greek yogurt and fresh herbs. Perfect for a refreshing appetizer, healthy lunch, or meatless meal, the chilled soup is Weight Watcher’s friendly, vegetarian, low carb, and gluten-free! Ways to Serve Cold Soup Chilled soups are really versatile….

Homemade Strawberry-Apple Coleslaw {no mayo}
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Homemade Strawberry-Apple Coleslaw {no mayo}

Apple coleslaw is a healthier coleslaw with apples, strawberries, cabbage and dried cherries. This strawberry-apple slaw has a sweet taste, without added sugar!  What makes the strawberry-apple coleslaw dressing recipe healthier is that it’s made without mayo. Instead, this healthy side dish recipe has a fruity balsamic vinaigrette dressing! Disclosure: In exchange for writing this post, I received a free Chef’s…

Vegetable Quinoa Salad
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Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Vegetable quinoa salad is packed with fresh garden vegetables, loads of protein, and a lot of flavor.  It would make a great side dish or even a stand-alone lunch.

In my combined effort to eat healthier and clean out my fridge, I put together this fresh vegetable quinoa salad. It was the perfect way to use those little bits of fresh veggies that seem to hang out in my refrigerator produce drawer until they rot.

I have to ask: Is it just me that forgets about the delicious produce hiding in my refrigerator, or does that happen to you too? I really need to sharpen my long term memory skills.
Anyway, if you’re not familiar with quinoa, allow me to fill your brain with some food fuel.

Vegetable Quinoa Salad - A delicious and healthy side dish recipe from itsyummi.com

Farro Salad w/ Citrus Vinaigrette {Heart Healthy Recipes}
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Farro Salad w/ Citrus Vinaigrette {Heart Healthy Recipes}

Farro salad with citrus-basil vinagrette is one of my favorite heart healthy recipes. Once you try it, will likely become one of your favorites, too. Nutty, whole grain farro, dried cranberries, and fresh apples are tossed with a fresh and tangy vinaigrette. The texture and flavors in this salad will have you in side dish delight!   During rough times in my…

Low Carb Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Low Carb Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumbers, Vidalia onions, and a flavorful garlic lemon vinaigrette make this low carb cucumber salad recipe a quick, easy, and healthy side dish. This delicious post is possible thanks in part to the generosity of OXO and Melissa’s Produce, who each sent me products of theirs to try at no charge. I wasn’t compensated in any…

Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables {Low Carb, Vegan}
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Indian Spiced Roasted Vegetables {Low Carb, Vegan}

Indian spiced roasted vegetables makes a healthy side dish that pairs well with almost any protein. Fresh cauliflower, tomatoes, and white beans, flavored with earthy spices and oven roasted. It’s a perfect meatless meal main dish option, too. Some believe that food blogging is easy. I assure you that it is fun, but not always…

Quinoa Fruit Salad | Red White and Blue Recipe
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Quinoa Fruit Salad | Red White and Blue Recipe

Quinoa fruit salad is perfect for any patriotic-themed holiday. This healthy salad recipe is vegan, gluten free, dairy free, protein-rich, and delicious! It’s my submission for day 2 of Kick Off to Summer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Lauren of From Gate to Plate and Summer of Summer Scraps.   Memorial Day is less than 2…

Quinoa Chickpea Patties
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Quinoa Chickpea Patties

Quinoa chickpea patties are perfect for brunch, a light lunch, or meatless meal. With just 3 Weight Watchers Smart Points per patty, they’re healthy and delicious! This quinoa recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, dairy free, and packed with protein.  Grab your apron and come on in to my virtual kitchen to learn how easy this quinoa patties…

Healthy Reuben Salad Recipe
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Healthy Reuben Salad Recipe

This healthy reuben salad recipe is part of social shopper amplification that I participated in for Collective Bias and their advertiser, Pick ‘n Save.  I’m a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  I was compensated for this post, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I love my local grocery…