Napa Salad with Sesame Orange Dressing

Saturday Salads: A Resolution to Eat More

For the month of January, I am aiming to eat more salads.  Resolutions are something I’m always reluctant to make, especially for a whole year.  But one month at a time seems attainable.  In my holiday baking frenzy, I am afraid that salads were not a frequent part of our family meals, except for a quick plate of sliced cucumbers and tomatoes. So every Saturday over the next four weeks I plan to share a new salad recipe.

Tropical Paradise Fruit SaladParadise Fruit Salad

To kick off the salad theme, I thought I would take a look back at some of my favourite healthy salads here on Swirls and Spice.  Interestingly, none of the salad recipes feature lettuce.  Other types of salads hold more appeal I suppose; and there are so many other green vegetables that make a great salad base, like asparagus, cabbage, and my favourite–cucumbers!

Napa Salad with Sesame Orange Dressing Napa Salad with Sesame Orange Dressing
Sesame Quinoa SaladSesame Quinoa Salad
Tangy Cucumber SaladTangy Cucumber Salad with Chicken and Peanuts
Creamy Sweet Pea SaladCreamy Sweet Pea Salad

So tell me, what’s your favourite salad ingredient? Each week on Facebook, I’ll be inviting folks to discuss which salad(s) they are planning to make in the coming week! Join us there too! Here’s to a happy, healthy new year!

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12 thoughts on “Saturday Salads: A Resolution to Eat More

  1. I am definitely craving more salads after the holidays! All of these salads look amazing! I love spinach, arugula or any salads with avocado or mango and Napa cabbage salad is always a favorite at our house too 🙂 Happy Happy New Year, Julia!

  2. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 I can’t wait to see what you share next time!
    -Cindy

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