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I’m a huge fan of salads, but do you ever feel like you eat the same old salad all the time? When I take advantage of seasonal produce in the summer and eat salads daily, I find myself getting really tired of having the same old thing. I get in a salad rut! The Fresh Express 30-Day Salad Swap inspired me to create some new salad recipes that would keep my taste buds happy.
The challenge? Take your favorite foods and swap out the calories to create a salad with the same flavors. Lose all the calories, satisfy your cravings.
Thanks to Moms Meet, we had the opportunity to invite some other moms over for a tasting party. Unfortunately, it didn’t work out. Sick kids, sick moms…story of my life this winter. Le sigh. Hubster, C and I enjoyed making a bunch of salads this month for our own little Salad Swap; and I shared ideas and swapped recipes with the moms in my life.
Craving tacos? Create a taco salad with spicy ground beef, shredded cheese, salsa and a sprinkle of tortilla chips. We like to make extra meat when we prepare meals. With leftover ground beef, this salad easily becomes a 2-minute Taco Salad!
Sometimes I find myself craving a great burger. This Burger Salad saved me loads of calories on bread by using a Salad Swap. Grab that leftover meat from the fridge, heat it up, toss it over a salad and drizzle with ketchup to satisfy those cravings.
I like having a lighter meal for lunch. For me, that often means skipping the meat at lunchtime. During those lighter meals, I get my protein in other forms like cheese. Toss some raspberries and feta with the Fresh Express Spinach and Arugula, and drizzle tangerine olive oil on top for a light yet tart lunch. Or, use cottage cheese instead of dressing for a flavorful protein punch with a No-Dressing Salad!
The Salad Swap challenge was a fun way to get our creativity flowing. I know that my salad repertoire has grown significantly and I will no longer get bored by daily salads! Are you interested in joining the Salad Swap? Grab your Fresh Express salad coupon here, then head over to saladswap.com to view recipes, download the app and start doing some swapping of your own! They have some great recipes on Pinterest and Facebook, so be sure to follow them for inspiration.
What is your favorite salad?