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Harvest Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad with Cranberries

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad is like harvest in a bowl with tender squash, fluffy quinoa and an easy apple cider vinaigrette!  Tender squash, fluffy quinoa, crunchy pecans and cranberries, all drizzled with the love from a honey apple cider vinaigrette! Sounds yummy, right? Harvest season is (hopefully) wrapping up and we’ll soon be turning to all …

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Kale Salad with Cranberries, Pears and Apples

This Kale Salad with Cranberries with crisp apple, juicy pear and crunchy pecans make this the perfect side dish to add to your holiday table, or as a healthy salad for lunch! I’m so excited about this recipe, friends. A great salad is one of my favorite things to make and this one simply takes …

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Feta and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Fresh flavors shine bright with this simple and delicious Strawberry Spinach Salad with Feta. An easy balsamic vinaigrette tops this flavorful and healthy strawberry salad. When the weather begins to warm, I love reaching for fresh ingredients from my fridge and garden. Heck, the ingredients don’t even have to be from my own garden, just …

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Coleslaw with Apples, Cranberries, Almonds & Maple Vinaigrette

If you’re looking for a healthy side dish or easy lunch that’s healthy without sacrificing flavor, this Coleslaw with Apples is for you. Made with a traditional coleslaw mix, this apple coleslaw adds juicy apple, tart cranberries, crunchy almost and is topped with a maple syrup dressing you’ll want to devour! Why I love coleslaw …

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Chinese Cabbage Salad with Ramen Noodles

I took the Chinese Cabbage Salad with Ramen Noodles we grew up with and made it just a tad bit healthier. Don’t worry, it’s still big on taste! This crunchy cabbage salad recipe was served at every picnic we attended growing up. Lately, it’s been making a resurgence which has me completely thrilled. I mean, …

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Keto Cobb Salad with Homemade Ranch Dressing

Who doesn’t love a fresh and healthy Cobb salad? This tasty Keto Cobb Salad is low carb and served up with a homemade ranch dressing that will have you dipping everything within reach! Admittedly, I’ve spent the last month or two noshing on comfort foods. Hey, they’re called “comfort” for a reason, right? But now, …

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Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing 


This Asian Cabbage Salad with Warm Spicy Peanut Dressing is a Thai inspired side dish, perfect for lunch or as a light side dish.  It’s mid April as I write this and I think Mother Nature has finally stopped ordering snow for us here in Illinois. We’ve been hunkered down with midwest comfort foods all …

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Broccoli Salad with Bacon and Cranberries | Healthier Version

Broccoli salad with cranberries and bacon uses greek yogurt, honey and a variety of ingredients to make the same crunchy, hearty salad you’ve loved. It’s just a little bit healthier and still 100 times as tasty! I am always looking for cold lunch ideas. And while this recipe is most certainly a summertime salad that’s …

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Quick and Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes

Raise your hand if you need healthy pasta salad recipes for summer cookouts!!  I’m always on the look out for fresh, healthy recipes to take to gatherings with friends and families. I have ideas for you and they’re all farm girl and family approved!! Amazing Quick and Healthy Pasta Salad Recipes 1. This Mediterranean Pasta …

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Warm Spinach Salad with Roasted Root Veggies

Warm spinach salad is one of my all time favorites when it comes to meal prep. During our busy season, it’s difficult to come up with new meal options that are both easy to prepare AND healthy. Luckily, this warm spinach salad from Delicious Living fits the bill! It’s low in sodium which is important …

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Arugula Watermelon and Feta Summer Salad

Last summer, I tried this summer salad at a restaurant and loved it. In fact, it’s been on my mind ever since. Yes, my mind works that way. Watermelon, I’ve got you on my mind. So what is this summer salad recipe I speak of? Here’s the breakdown…spicy arugula meets salty feta and juicy watermelon. …

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Cobb Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Ahhhh summer! Sunshine, ice cream, farmers markets, and a rainbow of fresh produce. When I go to the produce department I spend a few starstruck moments there because I am tempted buy one of everything. So many ideas in my head of dishes I would like to try,  and there, in front of me, are all the possibilities. That’s …

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