Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

This Harvest Salad has all the ingredients you’ll want in a Fall dish! Packed with chopped kale, roasted squash, pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans and topped with a super easy & delicious Maple Balsamic for the absolute perfect Thanksgiving salad! 

Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

My fabulous blogging girlfriends are here with me today bringing you healthy sides for your Thanksgiving feast. I am in love with this month’s round up because I mean… check out these recipes! Gorgeous, delicious, and good-for-you! I call it a WIN. Your family and friends will thank you, too!


Cauliflower Stuffing from The Healthy Maven

This healthy, low-carb cauliflower rice stuffing will convince your Thanksgiving guests to jump on board the cauliflower rice train, while secretly getting them to eat more veggies! Plus it’s ready in under 20 minutes.


Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Almonds from Eating Bird Food

Add some green to your holiday table with this flavorful recipe for tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley.

Green Beans with Shallots

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Running to the Kitchen

This simple cranberry sauce is made with just 5 ingredients. Make it in the slow cooker and save the stove-top space for all the other Thanksgiving sides.

5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce 700-3

Vegan Scalloped Sweet Potatoes from Food Faith Fitness 

These easy scalloped sweet potatoes are SO creamy and flavorful, you’ll have a hard time believing they’re secretly healthy and paleo and vegan friendly!



Balsamic Sea Salt Brussels Sprouts from Fit Foodie Finds

Make these delicious Balsamic Sea Salt Roasted Brussels Sprouts this holiday season for the most delicious vegan and paleo side that everyone will gobble up! 




Now… my Harvest Salad

You guys, I’ve been putting this dressing on EVERYTHING. It is my new favorite. 100%. You need to make it immediately. 


Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing


What is your favorite Fall flavor combination? What is your go-to side dish for holidays?


Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

It is so hot here in Boston, and that’s coming from the girl who was just visiting Florida in June. Wheeeew, hot. In leu, turning on the stove the past two nights wasn’t quite in the cards. The grill was though, paired with this  Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad that is just bursting with flavor.


Let’s see what we got: spicy and bold chicken, sweet and juicy grilled pineapple, refreshing crisp local lettuce, local tomatoes, and finally, avocado. Count me in any day of the week. Oh, and don’t forget the light and easy lime vinaigrette.


Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad



Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad



Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad


Let’s here it- favorite refreshing meal?

Sriracha Lime Chicken Chopped Salad

My go-to Lemon Vinaigrette

The official first day of Summer is TOMORROW. Where did the year go? School is ending, and I’m getting ready for a blog-filled summer bringing you tons of recipes that I think you all will absolutely love. Starting with today! Today’s Healthy Food Friday with American Express is all about lemons and my go-to salad dressing! 

Earlier this week I took a vote on my Facebook Page (if you’re not following me there, you should totally come hang), looking for which lemon recipe you guys wanted to see. The options were: Strawberry Lemonade, my go-to Salad Dressing, Lemon Curd, and Lemon Cookies. While two were in the top, it seems you guys love lemons as much as I do right now, so I’m thinking they will all need to appear in the upcoming weeks!

I often start my mornings off with a glass of warm water with lemon. Lemons are amazing and provide so many health benefits. Plus, they often add the perfect flavor to a dish. Win-win all around.

The Benefits of Lemons

I decided to start off with a favorite of mine. The past few weeks have been all about the BBQ and light side dishes. I’ve been getting tons of local spinach from the farm, and have been making salads left and right. This is my go-to dressing that I whip up in under 4 minutes to dress our salads with! 

P.S. For my Instagram fam, here is the salad chopper I was telling you about! Find it here.

My go-to Lemon Vinaigrette


My go-to Lemon Vinaigrette

My go-to Lemon Vinaigrette

Lemonrecipes1Row One: Lemon Blueberry Muffins / Lemon Roasted Chicken with Capers, Garlic, and Artichokes / Lemon Basil Shrimp Salad

Row Two: Lemon Poppyseed Protein Pancakes / Ginger Infused Honey Lemonade Cocktails


Lemon Mint Detox Water from Rhubarb and Honey

Lemon Garlic Hummus from Nosh and Nourish

Lemon Meringue Coconut Macaroons from Kitchen-Tested

Rosemary Chicken Breasts from The Lemon Bowl

Lemon Raspberry Chia Pudding from The Healthy Maven

Mediterranean Zucchini Noodle Pasta from The Roasted Root

Lemon Salmon Kebobs from Fit Foodie Finds

Preserved Lemons from This American Bite

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins from A Girl Worth Saving

Lemony Green Sorrel Smoothie from With Food + Love

Lemon Herb Slow Cooker Chicken from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Lemon Vanilla Almond Pound Cake from An Edible Mosaic

Lemon Thyme Lamb Chops from View From Great Island

Grain-Free Meyer Lemon Bars from Tasty-Yummies

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 How do you reap the benefits of lemons?

Thai Ginger Basil Arugula Salmon Salad

It’s finally feeling like Spring here in Boston! The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and I’m upping my workouts to get that Summer body ready. We’ve had a busy few weeks and sometimes a quick, yet delicious and nutritious, dinner is in order. 

I’ve loved this ginger dressing since I made it way back when with my Seared Ahi Tuna Salad. I’ll often whip up a batch and keep it in the fridge to spruce up an ordinary salad. 
Thai Ginger Basil Arugula Salmon Salad

The basil flavor combined with the cucumber crunch, plus the marinated salmon and dressing… the result: a refreshing light salad with bold flavor!

Thai Ginger Basil Arugula Salmon Salad


Thai Ginger Basil Arugula Salmon Salad

Thai Ginger Basil Arugula Salmon SaladWhat is your all-time favorite salad mix-ins?

Warm Harvest Salad with Honey Walnut Vinaigrette

HHRLet’s start with this… I love salads. But sometimes in the winter I want something warm. Now let’s combine the two… a warm salad for the perfect meal starter (or hey, add some protein and make it your entire meal)! Warm baked apples, roasted sweet potato and onions drizzled with walnuts and a homemade dressing. Sweet, Savory, and flavorful perfection. Assembling this salad is a breeze, and you can shop Membership Rewards points along the way!

Warm Harvest Salad with Walnut Honey Vinaigrette

Warm Harvest Salad with Walnut Honey Vinaigrette 

Warm Harvest Salad with Walnut Honey Vinaigrette

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