It’s been a while since my last post… but thats because i’ve been in Canada for Memorial Day weekend! There was lots of fun to be had, and a lot of food. Jason and I had this trip planned for an entire year, ever since we got back from the same exact trip last year. We went with another couple who we’re good friends with, and had a great time. I have plans to tell you all about it in my next post, but am still sorting through the hundreds of pictures that we took. So be sure to check back:)
Tonight I wanted to pop in really quick to share about the raspberry vinaigrette salad I created for dinner. I definitely got off my normal eating habits in Canada, and my body is ready to get back into my healthier eating routine. I enjoyed a ton of really great sweets on our trip, but I’ve been craving fruits and veggies ever since we got back. So tonight on my way home, I stopped at Target to pick up a few salad fixings. It may sound like a crazy mix, but it was sooo good!
Heres what your looking at:
Marinated Artichoke Hearts
Newmans Own Raspberry Almond Dressing
Vegan GardenBurger on the side
I threw everything into a large pasta bowl (which seems to work pretty well for my salads), mixed it up, and was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I would typically add croutons, but snacked on my fair share on the trip home. I did however add a vegan Gardenburger, simply because I found them at Target and was really excited to try them out. The Newmans Own salad dressing was also something I hadn’t tried before, and I was a bit skeptical of weather or not it would clash with everything else. Let me just say, it may be my new favorite dressing. It was not overpowering and yet flavorful enough to really accent the salad while not “becoming” the salad. Best of all, it’s ‘lite’, only 70 calories per serving! Oh, and the vegan burger was a winner as well;)
Now for a sneak peak at all the food I indulged in on my trip to Canada. Yes, those are pickle flavored Doritos… only found in Canada (as far as I can tell).
- Cucumber-Tomato Summer Salad (yumelicious.wordpress.com)
- Salad Stressors (howardpower.wordpress.com)