Thanks Kathy and Claire. Both those ideas look really good. Kathy do you have a recipe for a fruit juice dressing or do you just go by look and taste? If you have a recipe would you share? Claire do you think something like a vinaigrette dressing would work? The one I use now has lime juice, cumin (I used taco seasoning until I ran out) salt, and salsa, I love it!
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A healthier southwestern taco salad: Mince fresh cilantro, pieces of carrots, corn, bell pepper, diced tomatoes and onions. Any meat and/or beans. Add chili powder and cumin to taste mix everything together with greens. Sprinkle with cheese. Add a tart dressing. I would use a splash of apple cider vinegar. If that's too tart for you, perhaps a commercial lime based something. DattyKathy's idea of using fruit juice as dressing is very interesting! Perhaps some orange juice?
A few tortilla chips. Sweet fruit on the side to balance the spice. Sliced strawberries and grapes together?
Now I'm hungry!
Claire ******** Those who think they have no time for a healthy lifestyle will sooner or later will have to find time for illness.
I absolutely LOVE salads and since I live in south central TX they're an integral part of my dinner menu for about 9 months of the year. I'd love suggestions for different things to add to a salad mix to make it into a complete meal, all suggestions will be sincerely appreciated. Right now I do things like adding a cooked, diced chicken breast half, or a small piece of cooked top sirloin, or maybe a 1/4 cup of one or two types of beans. I also make a salad based on a rice blend that I add different type beans to, or diced chicken or steak, or a 3 ounce package of tuna. Thanks for any suggestions.
I'll also take suggestions for other cold dinners that are quick to fix.
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