Chopped Salad with Colorful Squashes in a Honey Garlic Vinaigrette

Zucchini SaladWe’ve had more than our share of fun these past few months. Fun that included more than our share of food.

That being said, it’s time to skinny up our diet before the holidays hit. My plan is to add extra salads back into our daily meal plans, starting with this chopped salad with crunchy squash, spicy red onion and sunflower seeds.

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Kale Salad with Quinoa, Parmesan Cheese and Sunflower Seeds

Kale and Quinoa Salad

For more than a few good reasons, you’ll find kale salads make frequent appearances on our dinner table.

Kale and Quinoa Salad

Spend just one minute searching for kale on the internet and you’ll produce hundreds of websites touting the health benefits of this leafy green vegetable.

That’s because it’s packed with antioxidants like vitamins A, C and K , which studies believe contribute to the prevention of various  cancers.

Kale is also loaded with fiber, so if you want to lower your cholesterol and reduce your risk of heart disease, kale is the way to go.

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Zucchini Salad with Pecans and a Sweet and Lemony Vinaigrette

Zucchin Salad with PecansTired of zucchini recipes yet? No worries, this zucchini salad will bring back your love of this abundant summer squash.

Zucchini Salad with Pecans

Like many of you, my vegetable garden is overflowing with zucchini. I can’t give away this healthy squash because every gardener in the country is trying to give away their excess, and then some!

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