I don't know about you, but the warmer the weather gets, the more I am craving fruits and veggies, which is helpful since one of my new goals is to eat healthier these days. Today I'm sharing a super simple and extra delicious salad that I have been eating way more than I expected. I'm not tired of it yet, and I think it's a great salad for the summer. It's also a great salad for any social event since it is so easy and I'm sure it would be a crowd-pleaser.
Before you say anything, I'm eating it out of a mixing bowl because I've been eating it for lunch and not as a little side salad and I need some room for my greens! :)
The "recipe" is below, but really, you should just have fun with it and use however much of the things you want. Ahhh, the beauty of a good salad.
4 strawberries, quartered (or cut into however big you want them)
1 small mandarin orange, peeled and separated
1 small handful of almonds
3 handfuls of mixed greens salad
Raspberry vinaigrette dressing
*optional - add some avocado slices just for fun (and for some more healthy fats)
Mix everything and toss well.
I realize that this isn't an earth shattering recipe, but sometimes simple is just perfect. I'd like to start sharing some of the simple meals that we eat around here in an effort to just give some easy, practical ideas for things that you could cook any day of the week. My hope is that this would be helpful to readers who are working on meal plans for the week, but don't feel like you have the time to follow a new recipe after work and before errands for any given night, but still want to eat at home.
I would also LOVE to know what is on your meal plans. What are your go to meals that you don't have to think about to cook? Please comment and let me know what you're cooking at home!