Champagne SaladΒ 

This fresh, crisp salad is just what I needed today. Sometimes I get stuck in a salad rut, using the same ol’ ingredients over and over….and over. It makes me want to ban salads from my lunch forever! Refresh your palate with this fun combination of ingredients.

#2 Champagne Salad (minus the bubbly)

Toss all salad ingredients lightly or just drizzle the dressing over the salad. This is a very elegant salad; too delicate to chop and toss. 

  

  
  

 

Veggie Goat Cheese Salad

Need I say more?

The creaminess of just a touch of goat cheese goes a LONG way. Who needs fatty, creamy, high calorie dressing when this soft cheese perfectly melts into the balsamic vinaigrette when tossed?

Yes, we’re getting good at playing tricks on our taste buds!

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Veggie Goat Cheese Salad

Ingredients:

1 head Chopped Romaine

1 lg Red Bell Pepper

1 lg Cucumber

2 cups Grape Tomatoes; halved

3 tbs Goat Cheese

1/4 cup Cindy’s Kitchen Fat Free Balsamic Vinaigrette (or similar)

Chop and toss all ingredients.

Serve as a lunch, a side, or topped with your choice of protein if desired for a healthy dinner.

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Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Citrus Herb Marinated Mahi Mahi

Mahi Mahi. A white, flaky and delicious fish. For those who are “fish sensitive” as in sensitive to a strong flavor or scent, Mahi Mahi is a great choice. I would definitely recommend substituting it when a recipe calls for Tilapia. I am not a huge fan of tilapia, because most of the time it is farm raised in a toxic environment. If you can spare a few extra bucks, make the swap! You won’t be sorry. πŸ™‚

Below is a simply delicious (and quick) way to prepare Mahi Mahi.

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Citrus Herb Marinated Mahi Mahi

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1-2 cloves fresh Minced Garlic
1/8 tsp ground Black Pepper
1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
Pinch of grated Lemon Zest
Dash of No Salt Seasoning (Mrs. Dash is great)

Combine all ingredients and marinate fish for at least 20 min; no longer than 35 (or the fish begins to cook).

Grill fish approx. 4 minutes on each side, or until it flakes easily with a fork. (I use a grill pan sprayed with PAM).
Squeeze additional lemon for extra juiciness.

Serve over a salad or with healthy steamed veggies and enjoy a light meal!