Chicken BLT Salads

Chicken BLT Salads

This week I am continuing our summer series on salads with one I have not made in a while. As tomatoes begin to ripen in gardens and become available at the Farmers Market, this is a recipe we can add to our meal plan. One thing I really like about this recipe is that it has great leftover potential. You can both use up leftovers when making this recipe or create leftovers for meals later in the week. Either way, this is a win because no food gets wasted.

Tasty Taco Rice Salad

Giving New Life to Leftovers

I am a big fan of eating leftovers for lunch. I find that most dishes even taste better the second or third time after they have had a chance to marinate in the fridge. If you have been following Spend Smart. Eat Smart., you likely know that I am a fan of both pizza and tacos. I almost always have the ingredients for those dishes on hand, and I rarely get tired of eating them.

Salad in a bag

Salad in a Bag

No, I’m not talking about a bag of salad you can buy from the grocery store but one you can make yourself! To make Salad in a Bag put 1 cup of leafy greens, ½ cup chopped vegetables, and 1 to 2 tablespoons of dressing per person in a plastic storage bag.  For individual salads, use a quart size plastic bag and for a family size salad use a one-gallon size plastic bag. If you have reusable plastic or silicone bags, they are a great choice for this.

Club Salad

Make Ahead Salad – Really?

I love to cook and I prefer to eat homemade food most of the time, but I do not want to cook every day. For me, this means that when I do cook, it has to lead to multiple meals. This can be challenging when it comes to salads because a lot of salads just don’t hold up very well for leftovers. This month’s recipe is a solution to that problem! Club Salad combines a chopped vegetable salad and a pasta salad into a hearty meal that you can eat over a couple of days.