This has become a staple in my summer salad rotation. Serve it with some delicious bread and its a filling, but light meal.
What salads are you loving this summer?
Summer Strawberry Salad
Veganized rom My-Recipes.com Strawberry-Chicken Salad
Annie’s Raspberry Vinaigrette
8 cups mixed salad greens
1 quart strawberries, sliced
2 pears, sliced
2 avocados, peeled and sliced
1/2 small sweet onion, diced
1/2 cup pecan halves, toasted
Place salad greens and next 5 ingredients in a large bowl, and gently toss. Divide mixture evenly between 4 serving plates. Serve with Annie’s Raspberry Vinaigrette.
For your meat eating friends, top with some grilled chicken.
Normally at this time of year, I’m planning the next. Setting goals. Reflecting upon the previous twelve months and deciding what I can do better the next twelve.
Not this year.
I’m no longer trying to lose 5lbs. I’m no longer trying to fit into those skinny jeans. I’m no longer trying to PR.
Those things all seem selfish at this point in my life. Everything I do now is for my family. Instead I run and swim so I am strong, healthy and a good role model for my daughter. I eat healthy food because I feed my daughter my milk. I work hard so I can save for my daughter’s education.
So this year I’m not going to beat myself up about what I failed to live up to in the past but focus on being healthy and happy in the future.
Happy New Year!