Thursday, April 21, 2011

Springtime Salad with a Healthy "Piña Colada" Dessert

Hello friends! If you couldn't tell by now, my favorite (and most frequently consumed) meal is salad. Whenever I need to whip up something quick, it is usually a salad. Salads are so tasty, healthy, and simple. How could you go wrong?

The weather in Rhode Island is finally warming up!

Thank goodness spring has finally sprung, let's celebrate by making and eating this yummy Springtime Salad and Piña Colada dessert!


Springtime Salad:
(Serves 1, repeat recipe to make multiple salads)

-1 Handful of Baby Spinach
-1 Handful of Ice-burg/Radicchio Salad Mix
-1 Handful of Walnuts (crushed)
-1 Handful of Dried Cranberries
-1/2 Avacado (sliced n' diced)
-1/2 Cheese Stick (sliced into slivers)
-3 Large Chunks of Feta Cheese (crumbled)
-2 T. Sweet Blush Wine Vinaigrette

1. Combine all ingredients on a plate (except dressing).
2. Top with dressing.
3. Indulge and enjoy!

Ok, this dessert is one that I have adapted from Dr. Oz. Check out his recipe site. He has tons of healthful and yummy food ideas! This one is one of my faves, I frequently pack it as a snack with my lunch. Try it out:

Piña Colada Dessert:
(Serves 1-repeat to make more servings)


- 1/2 Cup of Pineapple Cubes
- 1 Handful of Raw Almonds
- 1 Pinch of Coconut Flakes

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy!

Now you have a super tasty and super healthy meal!!

Happy eating!!!

Do you have a go-to simple meal?
What are your favorite springtime foods?

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