Salads

Quick and Easy Lunches – Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad with Feta

Quick and Easy Lunches – Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad with Feta

Today’s quick and easy lunch, Marinated Vegetable Pasta Salad with Feta, just made me simply happy:)  While it is quick and easy, it takes longer than my previous quick and easy lunch, Strawberry Spinach Salad.  This lunch requires some chopping and ideally it’s best to […]

Quick and Easy Lunches – Strawberry Spinach Salad

Quick and Easy Lunches – Strawberry Spinach Salad

Eating healthy does not have to be difficult.  Today for lunch as I opened up my fridge my first thought was, “There’s nothing to eat.”  Then I looked again and found a plethora of options.  I want to do a mini series called “Quick and […]

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Strawberry Balsamic Salad

Today for lunch I made a Strawberry Balsamic Salad recipe.  It was SO good!!!  I live in California and right now we are surrounded by local, fresh strawberries.  There are several strawberry stands close to my home and it is my favorite time of year […]

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Today I want to share a recipe for a healthy Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing.  As I have tried to improve my health while still having moderation, I really wanted to come up with something creamy to put on my salads.  The main ingredient?  Cottage cheese.  […]

Chicken Avocado Lime Salad

Chicken Avocado Lime Salad

I’ve been craving chicken salad sandwiches lately and had some leftover rotisserie chicken, so I decided to make a Chicken Avocado Lime Salad to put on my bread.  It is SO simple to make, and so yummy.  The avocado adds a creaminess to it that […]

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

Orange Walnut Chicken Salad

I have been craving a different kind of salad lately and so I decided to make an Orange Walnut Chicken Salad.  It is a fantastic blend of flavors and super healthy for you.  A great combination of both protein and produce!  I made a Honey […]

Chicken Taco Salad Supreme

Chicken Taco Salad Supreme

Our family LOVES taco salad!!!  We make many different variations which I’ll touch on briefly in this post.  This is our “go to” dinner several weeks of the month.  It is healthy, filling, fast, and we can adapt it depending upon what ingredients we have […]

Gourmet Italian Garden Salad

Gourmet Italian Garden Salad

This evening I decided to make a gourmet Italian garden salad. Freshly harvested organic butter lettuce hearts, watermelon radishes, endive, red cabbage, carrots, red leaf lettuce, and romaine combine together for a delightfully complex taste and texture.

10 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

10 Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Do you want to eat more vegetables but don’t feel inspired or don’t know how? Here are 10 ways to help make eating vegetables fun and tasty! I’ll be sharing many of the recipes on Home Baked Joy soon, so be sure to check back […]

Asian Napa Cabbage Salad

Asian Napa Cabbage Salad

I got a HUGE head of napa cabbage from the organic farm here in California.  A wonderful cool weather crop with lots of crunch and flavor.  As I have to feed eight people right now, I needed to make a complete meal for the family.  […]