Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Raspberry Avocado Salad with Avocado Dressing

I love fresh fruits and veggies and this is a salad that combines both.  I have made this salad substituting strawberries and other different kinds of berries just depending what is in season.  The great thing about avocados is that they stay in season all year round.  This avocado salad dressing is thick and creamy and nutritious.  I hope you enjoy!

 10 oz. bag salad mix
1 avocado; peeled, pitted and sliced
1 cup fresh raspberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
10 ounce can mandarin oranges, drained
¼ cup sliced red onion
½ cup pecans,  chopped
Avocado Dressing:
1 Avocado; peeled and pitted
⅛ cup green onions, chopped
½ cup low fat greek yogurt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions :1.  To make dressing:  combine avocado, green onions, yogurt,  maple syrup, lemon juice and olive oil in a food processor and process until creamy.
2.  Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss.   Serve immediately along with dressing.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Just like Wendy's Chili

I found this recipe on and I have to say that it really lives up to its name and tastes just like Wendy's Chili!  My family really liked this too.  I made it a little healthier by substituting ground chicken in place of ground beef and I only used one package of chili seasoning mix.  It was still pretty spicy with just using one spice mix.