Monday, April 30, 2012

Must. Eat. Salad.

I loved salads pre-pregnancy but now I crave comfort foods like this that aren't so healthy. I know Baby W could benefit from more leafy greens and veggies so I've started to pull together some recipes from friends, family and blogs to inspire me to eat better.

Simple Salads
I dug up this NY Times article with 101 simple salads that I originally found on the blog Cupcakes & Cashmere about a year ago. The second salad on the list -  peach, tomato and avocado salad - is one of my favorites (shown above) that I think I might make this week.

Siri's Salad
One of my favorite cooking blogs belongs to a fellow UW Kappa named Siri. She makes ri-DONK-ulous desserts, for example thisthis and this but I also really want to try her signature salad since I love hearts of palm and rarely eat them.

A fennel salad from my friend Jaymee
My good friend Jaymee also has a great cooking blog with a lot of creative ideas like this and this but recently this fennel salad with grapefruit caught my eye as something different I could trick Baby W aka my belly into eating.

One sweet salad from Mama Riley
When I got married my mom put together a cookbook of family recipes and one of my favorites is her lemonade salad, see recipe below. I'm not quite sure why its called a salad its more of dessert but its light, tasty and reminds me of summer in the Midwest so I had to include it:

Lemonade Salad

2 small packages of lemon jello
2 cups boiling water
1 small can of frozen lemonade
1 1/2 cups cold water
8 oz tub of cool whip
Garnish with kiwi and strawberries

Super duper easy directions:
- Dissolve jello in boiling water
- Mix frozen lemonade with 1 1/2 cups cold water
- Combine hot and cold mixtures
- Chill until slightly firm
- Beat in cool whip
- Cover, refrigerate and garnish


  1. Thanks for all the salad recipes!

  2. Thanks for the shout-out Deucers! It's also National Salad Month! I just posted this one turned out so yummy!

  3. Would the Lemonade Salad travel well? Or is it a serve right away type of deal? I am thinking of making it for a friend.

    1. Hey Mary!
      Doesn't travel great, definitely can melt pretty easily. Do you have a little cooler you can put it in?

  4. What size dish does this go in? I have a 9x13 pyrex that has a carrying case with the sleeve for the ice pack.

    1. That would work. My mom puts it in a fancy trifle bowl that looks like the one in the link below but you could put it in anything.