Quick and Easy Salad Ideas:
Baked Potato Salad - The next time you are baking potatoes for dinner, bake a few extra and refrigerate them. Cut them into squares and toss with a large green salad.
Chili Bean Salad - The next time you make chili, save a little to top your salad the next day.
Pizza Salad - Toast a whole wheat tortilla and top it with a large green salad. Use a tomato based salad dressing made with tomato paste, a little olive oil and flavored vinegar.
Tuna Toss - Toss a green salad with canned tuna, tomatoes and green peppers and you have a winner that is easy to make and healthy to eat.
Brown Rice Salad - The next time you cook a batch of brown rice, cook extra and save it for the next day. Make a large entrée salad with brown rice, tomatoes, oranges, peppers and whatever veggies you have left in your refrigerator. Top it with balsamic vinegar.
Fruit Slaw - Slaw tastes better when you add fruit such as apples, pears, peaches or mangoes to it. Toss in a few nuts and you have a winner. The perfect dressing is nonfat vanilla yogurt.
Judy’s passion for cooking began with helping her grandmother make raisin oatmeal for breakfast. From there she earned her first food service job at 15, was accepted to the world famous Culinary Institute of America at 18 (where she graduated second in her class), and went on to the Fachschule Richemont in Switzerland where she focused on pastry arts and baking. But after learning that the quality of a croissant directly varies with how much butter it has, Judy sought to challenge herself by coming up with recipes that were as healthy as they were tasty.
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