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Avocado BLT Salad with Sweet Onion Bacon Ranch Dressing

Avocado BLT Salad with Sweet Onion Bacon Ranch Dressing

Everyone knows the level of tasty deliciousness that is a classic BLT. As a ketoer, you may also know the lower carb version of a BLT which is bun-less and may or may not include the healthy fats of a creamy avocado. What makes this Avocado BLT Salad stand out from the rest? The drizzle of sweet and tangy ranch dressing made with caramelized onion and bacon drippings! The dressing is the real star of this salad. Made in small batches, it’s easy to whip up and have just enough for two or ...

Maple Shrimp Salad

Maple Shrimp Salad

Maple Shrimp Salad is a sweet and savory dish that can be served as an entrée or as a side salad for dinner. It reminds me of warm, slightly saccharine spring nights. The kind where you sit for hours after dinner is served, and bask in the extended daylight hours. For this salad, I used pre-cooked, peeled shrimp with no tails to save on time. There’s not a lot of prep time involved, you will just need to ensure the shrimp is thoroughly cooked before serving; it should be an orange color ...

Arugula & Caramelized Onion Salad

Arugula & Caramelized Onion Salad

I love food that makes me nostalgic for travel. This combination of greens, onions, and cheese are hearty and colorful. It reminds me of a winter trip that I embarked upon the Sonoma coastline several years ago. In Santa Rosa, we stopped at a rustic restaurant that served salads similar to this. With minimal prep time, the Arugula & Caramelized Onion Salad is great for weekly food prep or a family dinner. As long as you store the salad dressing separately from the salad mix, this is ...

Chimichurri Chicken Salad

Chimichurri Chicken Salad

This South American fusion dish is a festive meal for kids and adults. It’s an explosion of flavor and textures with spices, creamy avocado, greens, and chicken. You can use the chimichurri sauce as a salad dressing or sauté the chicken with it. This recipe has minimal prep time; the most time-consuming part will be peeling and cubing the avocado (I don’t know about you, but for me, it’s on par with folding a fitted sheet!) The chopped oregano and chili flakes can be substituted for dried and ...

Sesame Salmon Salad

Sesame Salmon Salad

Looking for a delicious, colorful salad to brighten up your dinner? This sesame salmon salad is just the thing. It has all the Asian flavor but doesn’t use soy for those of you who are avoiding it. Instead, I used liquid aminos. You can find it in your local grocery store, usually in the health foods section or it can be easily bought online. I find the taste is incredibly like regular soy sauce and I use it quite often in my cooking. You could also use coconut aminos. If you are ...

Marinated Pesto Chicken Salad with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

Marinated Pesto Chicken Salad with Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

In a salad slump? Bored with the basics? Can’t stand the thought of another listless, leafy green? Great! It’s time for a beautifully dressed, light, and bright salad that will reignite your love for a fiber-full lunch or dinner that doesn’t disappoint! The absolute best part of this salad is that the marinade doubles as the dressing and can be made days in advance or in large or small batches. It takes just 20 minutes of bathing your chicken in this acidic dressing to transform a boring ...

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad

It’s always nice to have a few easy no-cook side dishes to make when the weather is hot, or you don’t feel like cooking. This broccoli cauliflower salad combines fresh raw veggies, crunchy nuts, creamy dressing, and of course bacon. Everyone knows everything's better with bacon. This salad is super easy to make; the hardest part is chopping all the veggies. Be sure to use only the florets from both the broccoli and the cauliflower. I use pre-sliced almonds (found in the baking section of ...

Raspberry Pecan Salad

Raspberry Pecan Salad

Fresh raspberries, crunchy pecans, and salty feta cheese are what makes this salad one of the best I’ve had. For this recipe, I used a mix of lettuce called field greens, which are made up of several different kinds of baby greens. Usually, you can find them in the store, either bagged or boxed. However, if you can’t find it you can always use a mix of romaine, baby spinach, kale, and arugula. The dressing for this salad is a mix of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice. This ...

Rosemary Chicken Salad with Herb Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rosemary Chicken Salad with Herb Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cooking with herbs can be very intimidating, especially if you are looking for a quick and easy keto meal, but adding some fresh flavor to your salad is so easy! All it takes is a tablespoon or two of the right herb to elevate your lunch salads from run-of-the-mill to OMG. I am OK with a plain chicken salad using the right dressing, but add a dash of rosemary and you will actually see me get excited to eat this meal on repeat. Plus, it’s so easy to make something as simple as a chicken ...

Caesar Salad Bacon Baskets

Caesar Salad Bacon Baskets

Crisp bacon baskets stuffed with a quick Caesar salad. This fun lunch option is a great way to switch things up. When you fold these to take a bite, you've essentially created Caesar salad tacos - and there's no judgment here on that. These baskets are savory overload. The bacon, Parmesan, and Caesar dressing combine salt and umami. The touch of tomato is not traditional for a Caesar but brings a welcome element of freshness to each bite. I mention this in this again in the steps, but ...