It is in keeping to start the new year off with healthy eating and Salad Bowl Ideas are what is on the schedule for today. We always love a big bowl of greens and other things most year-round. But not only will I include vegetable salads, but I’ll also include some fruit and noodle salads. Start the year with a healthy diet, and look at these simple and delicious salad recipes!
Following the holidays, switching to healthy eating is a great move. Let’s explore some fantastic salad recipes perfect for spicing your lunches or dinners! Adding these to your meal routine is a delicious way to keep your diet balanced and tasty.
My husband is a massive fan of a large serving of greens. He appreciates that it’s one of those meals you can take your time enjoying without any guilt. Creating a delicious dinner from a big salad is always a delightful experience.
Saturday Chitchat with Janine – Volume 149
To whip up and enjoy a salad, stocking up on fresh greens and vegetables is essential. It’s likely one of the rare occasions, apart from snacking on fruit, where I savor food in its raw, uncooked state.
“In the world of food, salads are the promise of freshness”
With all the convenience food these days, finding the time for whole or homemade meals is a rarity. So, let’s make it our thing this year to have a big, fresh plate of salad daily. It’s a simple, tasty way to bring a bit of homemade goodness into our daily routine.
Personal Note from Janine
Every January, just like everyone else, my husband and I jump on the healthy eating bandwagon. We start our new year with salads, just like clockwork.
We’re part of that crowd that weighs themselves after the holiday season and are somewhat shocked by the weight gain.
I love eating healthy, so bringing in a new routine of salads and nutritious foods is something I look forward to.
I’ve compiled my salad recipes for this fun New Year’s Resolution post. I’ve already published a bunch,already published a bunch and am and I’m excited to add even more this year. We’re all about that life of a big plate of greens with some delicious protein on the side.
So, cheers to kicking off 2024 healthily with my salad bowl ideas roundup!
P.S. Don’t think for a second that I’ll stop sharing dessert recipes in the New Year. We all need a few fun treats now and then – life would be too dull without them!
This Week’s Inspiration – Salad Bowl Ideas
Healthy and Flavorful Salad Bowl Recipes
I love cranberries, and when paired with a chopped salad, the results are delicious. My Thanksgiving Salad Recipe with Cranberries also includes roasted yams, garbanzo beans, pears, red cabbage, and much more. This salad is easy to throw together, and it’s colorful, healthy, and hearty. It’s a Harvest Salad that will delight your family and friends.
Try this super easy-to-make Crispy Calamari Salad recipe. Add wonton salad strips and pre-made breaded calamari, and you have a light salad.
Here’s an easy summer Grilled Stone Fruit Salad Recipe. This delightful fruit salad is a fusion of juicy grilled peaches and a variety of summer fruits loaded with berries, cherries, and more. This fruit salad with a twist is topped off with creamy burrata cheese and drizzled with sweet honey.
Here’s a Sweet Potato Salad Recipe that will change your mind about salads.
Yes, you read that right. This underrated root vegetable adds a unique and delicious flavor to a classic dish. Whether you’re a sweet potato lover or skeptic, this recipe will change your mind.
Here’s a delicious Curried Couscous Salad Recipe that perfectly combines sweetness and heat! This recipe blends Pearl Israeli Couscous, roasted carrots, cauliflower, curry, cumin, cilantro, lime, and a bit of cayenne for the heat. This recipe is from a California restaurant chain, Mendocino Farms.
My mom has made this Japanese Cucumber Salad Recipe for years, and I love the tang from the vinegar and the sweetness and saltiness. This is the salad served in Japanese restaurants that is usually a delicious side dish in your bento box.
This Warm Brussel Sprout Salad recipe is seriously delicious! It’s got brussels sprouts, creamy avocado, orzo pasta, a drizzle of maple syrup, a dash of cognac, and, the best part, candied bacon. These flavors come together so perfectly. Whether you want a side dish or a warm salad, this one’s a keeper!
This Asian Noodle Salad with Toasted Sesame Dressing is so easy to make, and yet it is a restaurant-quality dish. Add whatever fresh vegetables you have on hand and toss in yummy soy and toasted sesame oil sauce.
This four-ingredient Asian Salad Dressing Recipe is so easy to make. I love that it takes only five minutes to make and the sweet and sour flavors make any salad yummy.
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My Favorite Things – More Salad Bowl Ideas from My Friends!
Grilled corn, carrots, cabbage, avocado, tomatoes, and mushrooms, combined with a spice-rubbed salmon, make for an irresistibly tasty and healthy meal. This fantastic salad comes straight from my friend, Leslie, over at My 100 Year Old Home. Leslie’s salad is so fresh and packed with diverse veggies that it’s the perfect way to kick off your new year with a healthful twist.
Taco salads are a big hit at our place. They’re super easy to whip up and absolutely scrumptious to munch on. The mix of avocado, cheese, and tomatoes is perfect, hitting the spot and keeping those hunger pangs at bay!
Every dish Tieghan creates turns out to be delicious. I’m always excited to try her recipes, even though they take a bit of time to prepare. Cobb salads are a favorite of mine, with their generous variety of ingredients. And oh, that avocado ranch dressing is just the best!
This Week’s Tip – Salad Bowl Garnishing Tips
Absolutely, thinking outside the box with salad ingredients is such a fun kitchen adventure. My husband tossed in some sliced turnips recently, and wow, what a zesty kick they added! So, next time you miss radishes, a turnip or an icicle radish can step right in.
And get this, my uncle grew Sunchokes. They’ve got this excellen nutty, crunchy taste that’s just a treat in any salad. Oh, and let’s talk about chickpeas – those flavored ones? They’re crunchy, they’re delicious, and honestly, once you start snacking on them, it’s almost impossible to stop. They’re that good!
Latest Obsession – Julienne Peeler
I’ve got a bunch of kitchen gadgets, but until my brother gifted me this one for Christmas, I still needed it in my collection. It’s a pretty neat tool, and I can already tell it will be great for making salads!
If you still need to get one of these julienne slicers, you should take a look!
My Amazon Finds – Helpful Salad Tools
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Happy salad munching, everyone! You’re all geared up for a yummy salad dinner now. Dig into those tasty green veggies and enjoy every crunchy, flavorful bite. It’s not just a meal; it’s a refreshing, wholesome experience that will leave you feeling great.
Thanks for stopping by my salad bowl ideas post!