BLT Pasta Salad

2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta 6 cups torn romaine lettuce 1 medium tomato, diced 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled ½ cup ranch dressing 1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce ¼ teaspoon pepper Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Then rinse pasta under cold water. In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, tomato, bacon…

Greek Chicken Zucchini Noodles

1 tablespoon olive oil 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon oregano dried 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon basil dried 1/3 cup kalamata olives, halved 1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes in olive oil 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed 1 lb zucchini spiralized, about…

Asian Ramen Salad

one 16-oz. package shredded cabbage one package oriental Ramen noodles 3 green onions, chopped 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted 2 tbsp. sugar 1/3 cup olive oil Combine noodle seasoning packet, sugar, and oil. Mix well. Toss mixture with remaining ingredients Serve immediately. photo: // recipe: Tracy H.

Egg Roll in a Bowl

1 pound ground turkey, pork, or beef 6 cups coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage 4 cloves garlic minced 1 tablespoon ginger minced 1 tablespoon soy sauce 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1 tablespoon sesame oil Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground meat and cook, stirring often to crumble, until cooked through….

Blackened Chicken & Avocado Salad

Blackened Chicken: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/2 tsp paprika 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp cumin optional 1 tbsp olive oil pinch salt and pepper Avocado Salad: 2 cups romaine lettuce (or baby spinach) 1 large tomato 1 small red onion 1/2 cup cucumber 2 avocados 1 tbsp olive oil…

Turkey Salad

4 cups cooked turkey chopped 3 green onions with the whites and start of the greens sliced 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 2 sprigs parsley stems removed, diced 1 small apple chopped (skin on, honey crisp recommended) 1 teaspoon thyme 1 cup paleo mayonnaise Combine all ingredients except the mayonnaise in large bowl and stir to…

Chickpea Spinach Salad

1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 large handful spinach 3.5 oz feta cheese 1 small handful raisins 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp honey 4 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp cumin, ground 1 pinch salt 1/2 tsp chili flakes Add cheese, spinach, and chickpeas to a large bowl. Mix the honey, oil, lemon juice…

Peach Pecan Quinoa Salad

adapted from recipe by 1 peach, sliced 1 cup spinach 1/4 pecans [or walnuts if it’s all you have on hand like me] 1/4 cup quinoa, cooked Combine ingredients in a bowl and toss thoroughly. *Mix 1 teaspoon of sesame oil, juice from one lemon, and a pinch of black pepper to use for dressing.

Quick & Spicy Pita

adapted from recipe by 2 ounces tempeh or 2 tablespoons hummus 1 teaspoon dijon mustard [or spicy mustard if preferred] 1/2 whole wheat pita wrap 1/2 Roma tomato 1/2 cup spinach Mix tempeh [or hummus] with mustard. Fill pita with mixture and remaining ingredients.

Tempting Mango Tempeh

adapted from recipe by 4 ounces tempeh, sliced OR veggie patties/crumbles 1/2 lime, juiced 2 tablespoons white rice vinegar 1 tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped 1 cup spinach mango salsa 1/2 ripe mango, sliced 3 tablespoons onions, diced 3 tablespoons green peppers, diced 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped 1 lemon, squeezed Marinate tempeh in lime juice,…

Lemon, Spinach & Chickpea Salad

1/2 cup chickpeas, drained 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 lemon, squeezed 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 cups spinach leaves Put the drained chickpeas into a large mixing bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients with the chickpeas and stir well. Chill before serving. photo: // adapted from recipe by

Baja Burrito Bowl

adapted from recipe by 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked pico de gallo salsa [as much as you’d like] 1 cup of broccoli [fresh or frozen] 1/2 cup of black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup of avocado salt and pepper, to taste lime cilantro Steam broccoli until tender. Meanwhile, heat up the black beans and…