From Fried Meyer Lemon Caesar Salad to Kale-Grape Salad with Thai Curry Vinaigrette, these seven salads are over-the-top delicious and hearty enough to be a meal!You might think I’m dishing up salads for a week because it’s a new year — and we should be eating lighter after the holidays, dieting or something.
Um, have you met me? Perhaps not, but you know my eating style if you’ve been hanging out here, on Cooking On The Weekends for a while.
I consider myself a healthy-ish eater. And the “ish” is good enough for me. 🙂
I eat everything I want, mostly healthy, and in moderation. I have a huge sweet tooth, so I’m careful about sugar — though I don’t cut it out all together. I used to have high cholesterol (the bad kind), so I’m also careful about not eating too much saturated fat — but again, I don’t get rid of it completely.
It’s my humble opinion that as soon as we begin to remove things from our diets, we want them oh-so-much-more. After all, absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? If I say I’m not eating something, I’ll end up swimming in it. 😉
Don’t get me wrong, I understand that many folks need to diet for specific reasons, and of course I 100% respect that — I respect what feels right to everyone individually. We’re all different!
So why am I dishing up a week of salads? Simple . . . they’re super delicious, they’re hearty enough to be a one-dish meal, and because they’re healthy-ish!
To my point, here’s an interesting article, In Defense of Food and the Rise of ‘Healthy-ish’.
Enjoy, and I wish you all a happy and healthy new year!