Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Salad

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I love when a perfect flavor combination is also a perfect color combination. Not only does this Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Salad with Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Dressing have just the right medley of taste and texture, but it’s also gorgeous, don’t you think?! Roasted Butternut Squash, Pomegranate & Goat Cheese Salad

Waldorf Fruit Salad

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Whether you need something a little lighter for your Christmas morning breakfast, or just want something to go along with your waffles or overnight French toast or breakfast casseroles, Waldorf Fruit Salad is a sweet and juicy mixture of seasonal fruits lightly coated with a honey Greek yogurt “dressing” and some toasted walnuts for crunch.

Autumn Turkey & Apple Salads or Wraps for #WeekdaySupper #FamilyDinnerTable

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Do you remember that succulent Slow-Cooker BBQ-Rubbed Turkey Breast I shared with you on Sunday?  And that I told you I managed to get SIX meals out of it?  For today’s #WeekdaySupper, I am sharing the first reinvention of those leftovers – Autumn Turkey & Apple Salad or Wraps, topped off with my Creamy Greek… 

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Dressing is slightly sweet, tangy, and full of flavor, with a smooth, rich texture, but lightened up by using Greek yogurt.  It’s wonderful for topping your salads, slathering on wraps or sandwiches, pouring over some chicken or turkey (you’ll see this on Sunday) or dipping veggies.  Making your own homemade… 

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Blueberry Almond Salad with Fresh Orange Vinaigrette – Guest Post from Pepper Lynn

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As I am easing (umm, “easing”) back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board,… 

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General Tso Chicken Salad – Guest Post from Mom’s Test Kitchen

As I am easing back into the whole blogging thing, I have a few foodie friends taking an occasional turn in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips kitchen.  I can’t thank them enough.  Head on over to Pinterest, too, where I will be pinning all of these awesome recipes on my Guest Posts board, plus my… 

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Avocado Quinoa Salad – Guest Post from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen

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While I am wrapped up with feeding an infant, changing diapers, feeding an always ravenous preschooler, putting in a Toy Story DVD, chasing the aforementioned preschooler while holding the aforementioned infant, and all the other insanity that comes along with a new baby, my foodie friends are taking turns in the Cupcakes & Kale Chips… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday (Top 10 Salads for Healthy New Year Lunches) – 1-2-13

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Obviously, with winter break and all, I haven’t packed lunch in awhile.  So for this week’s “What’s In the Lunchbox Wednesday”, I though I’d share the Top 10 Salad Recipes I posted I 2012, for healthy lunch inspiration for all of us as we detox from the holiday excess.  I used to bring lunch to… 

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Winter Fruit & Feta Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Dressing

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I’ve told you, oh, about eleventy billion time how much I love salad with fruit and cheese.  Well, just because the cold weather is here doesn’t mean I stop eating my salads, especially for lunch.  I just switch up what I put in them.  While in the summer, you’ll find lots of berries and cherries… 

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3-Ingredient Cranberry Balsamic Dressing & other ideas for leftover Cranberry Sauce

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Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you are all having a relaxing day enjoying time with family and/or friends, and feasting on amazing food!  I have so much to be thankful for.  The Hubby is incredibly patient and supportive, despite pregnancy hormones making me more moody and lazy than usual, and even more emotional.  The Bug… 

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Cherry (or Berry or Peach or…) & Blue (or Feta or Goat or…) Cheese Salad – July #RecipeRedux

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#RecipeRedux almost didn’t happen for me this month.  Things have been busy, we have been in and out so much that we are eating out a little more often, and when I do cook at home, it has most often been something quick and easy, and old favorite, not a new recipe that I am… 

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Red, White & Blue Potato Salad

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Potatoes get a bad rap.  Perhaps that’s because most of the time we eat them fried, covered with cheese, or mashed with butter and cream.  But really, the potato is not the bad actor here.  In fact, one medium sized potato (about 5 oz.) with its skin has only 110 calories, zero fat, and no… 

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Fruity Summer Shrimp Salad with Strawberry Lime Poppyseed Vinaigrette

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Have you ever taken a Zumba class?  Oh my goodness!  SO.MUCH.FUN. I used to take jazz dance classes when I was a kid.  I was totally the chubbiest little girl in class, but whatever, I loved it.  I wasn’t a dancer, per se.  I just took dance classes.  Well, class.  Once a week.  And sadly… 

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Summer Fruit & Blue Cheese Salad with Strawberry Lime Poppyseed Vinaigrette

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So I teased you earlier with this… Well, here it is in all of its pink and green and yellow and blue prettiness. Yes, another salad… with fruit…  and cheese…  Sorry.  I am just a little bit obsessed.  I keep telling myself that I have to stop eating sweet lunches.  But hey, at least I… 

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Strawberry Lime Poppyseed Vinaigrette

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I had lots of ear infections as a kid.  Strangely, I almost looked forward to getting an ear infection, because I LOVED the “pink medicine”, a.k.a. amoxicillin.  I know, I was a strange kid, but I wanted to suck that stuff up with a straw.  So somehow it doesn’t bother me that this salad dressing… 

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Chicken Souvlaki Dinner with Tzatziki and Tomato Feta Salad – Recipe Swap with Noshing with the Nolands

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Take some tasty chicken and veggie skewers… A little homemade tzatziki… And some tomato feta salad… Put it all together… with a scoop of humus and a few pita wedges… And you have a meal worth of any great Greek or Mediterranean restaurant, right in your own home. Looks amazing, doesn’t it?  Tastes even more… 

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The Foodie Physician’s Tropical Shrimp Salad with Honey Chipotle Dressing (and my Mango Avocado Salsa)

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I know I have told you about my love of salads with fruit, like this one or this one.  I have a little repertoire of my own, and often make some simple lunch salads, like greens with apples and parmesan or strawberries and feta.  But to keep The Hubby from revolting on our weekly salad-for-dinner… 

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“Greek” Chicken Caesar Salad with Polenta Croutons – May #RecipeRedux

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I feel so lame.  Only my second month as part of the Recipe Redux, and I almost bailed.  And even though I didn’t, I still feel like this recipe is a bit of a cop out. Just as a reminder, the Recipe Redux is a recipe challenge and blog hop started by registered dietitians, with… 

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Italian Herb and Parmesan Polenta Croutons

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Just a quick post for you today, as I wanted to post these separate from tomorrow’s salad.  Why?  Because they were so good that I would put them on many more kinds of salad, not just the one I’ll be sharing with you.  And you could change around (or omit) the seasonings so that it… 

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Cinco de Mayo Recipe Remix – Mexican Black Bean Taco Salads

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Happy Cino de Mayo!  Well, I was supposed to be posting a recipe today for the Holiday Recipe Club.  But, I got a late start on the assignment, and the recipe I made, while pretty good, was not quite where I want it to be to share with you.  But I still felt like I… 

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Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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Here is the tasty Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing that I used for this salad.  It would also make a fabulous dip for veggies. Adapted from Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing at Sumptuous Spoonfuls. 5.0 from 1 reviews Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Author: Brianne @ Cupcakes and Kale Chips Ingredients ⅔ c buttermilk 1 clove of garlic… 

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Grilled Steak and Mango Salad with Avocado Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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I was never a big fan of Ranch dressing.  I never disliked it, but I never liked it enough to order it in restaurants or use the bottled stuff at home when I preferred honey mustard or balsamic vinaigrette.  Now my sister – she was one of those kids where you wanted to say, “Have… 

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Caramelized Leek and Asparagus Salad – April #RecipeRedux

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I am so excited to be joining in my first Recipe Redux this month.  The Recipe Redux is a recipe challenge and blog hop started by registered dietitians, with a focus on DELICIOUS and nutritional foods.  Yes, eating healthy can be tasty!  And that is what all of the participants are here to show you…. 

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Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip or Dressing and, um, my love for Blue Cheese

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I LOVE blue cheese.  LOVE LOVE LOVE!!  There aren’t many things that aren’t made better by adding blue cheese.  Salads, steaks, pizza, sandwiches.  I could go on and on.  Heck, it even makes raw celery edible. One of the worst things about being pregnant was not eating blue cheese.  I know, I know, there are… 

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Grilled Chicken & Berry Salad with Goat Cheese, Pecans, and Blueberry Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

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I love salads.  Most days, that is what I have for lunch.  If you’ve seen some of my Friday Fun posts (here and here), you’ll see some of the variations I like.  Oftentimes, they involve fruit.  I love fruit on my salad.  And cheese, especially a strong cheese, like blue, feta, or goat cheese.  Throw… 

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Friday Fun! March 16, 2012

Apple cheddar and almond salad with balsamic maple dijon vinaigrette

Happy Friday again everyone!  I’m back for another edition of Friday Fun.  I’ll tell you what’s not so fun is that I am starting to write this at 2:50am.  Why, you ask?  Well, for some reason I m having a bout of insomnia tonight, and just as I was starting to wind down, The Bug… 

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Friday Fun! #1

Happy Friday everyone!  I know I don’t work outside the home, but I still look forward to Friday.  I love knowing that The Hubby will be home with me and The Bug for a couple days.  I usually have at least one meal planned that is a little more special than our usual Monday to… 

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Living the Sweet (and Savory) Life this Weekend in Rehoboth Beach

a.k.a. Why I eat lots of salad and workout a lot during the week… Throughout my whole life, my mom and I were likethis.  We did EVERYTHING together.  And yes, “likethis” and “EVERYTHING” deserve the visual emphasis.  So needless to say, even though I was thrilled about beginning married life with my wonderful new hubby,… 

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