Wednesday, January 29, 2014

12 Days of Salad Wrap Up!

Our 12 Days of Salad Challenge ended last week and we enjoyed every last bite. This was a great way for us to start the year off on the right foot and clean up our dinners after what seemed like a month-long foodfest that lasted from Thanksgiving through New Years. Our typical weeknight meals consist of healthy protein (chicken, pork, steak, fish) and a vegetable or salad on the side, so eating "dinner salads" wasn't too off course for us, but it certainly was fun. Each recipe was either 100% new, or incorporated something I have never made before- I love a good kitchen challenge! Many of these recipes will now be on heavy rotation on our future dinner menus. Mark's favorite was the vert first salad of the challenge, Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Andouille Sausage. Each night I asked him if he had a new favorite, and he always went back to that one. His other favorites were "any of them with bacon". Typical. I really loved them all, but my very favorite was the Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Lentils, Brussels Sprouts, Goat Cheese + Italian Sausage. SO GOOD. 

12 salad recipes created and consumed! Here we go...

I hope that I was able to inspire some of you to clean up your eating in 2014 and try a few of these new recipes as well! 

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1 comment:

  1. That all looks wonderful. What a great challenge to do.