21 Day Fix Asian Salad with Homemade Asian Dressing

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After living in Japan for three years, I love all foods Asian.  It’s the number one thing I miss about living in Asia.  And while the Japanese are pretty healthy as a culture, some of my favorite foods aren’t.  This salad is a great way for me to get my Asia fix with out sacrificing taste!

21 Day Fix Asian Salad (Serves 1)

Container Checklist: 2 green, 1/2 purple, 1 orange

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup organic butter lettuce
  • 1 cup celery, chopped
  • 3/4 cup pears, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Green Onions
  • 1 Tbsp mixed seeds (pumpkin and sunflower)
  • 1 Tbsp homemade Asian Vinaigrette (recipe posted below).

Toss first five ingredients then drizzle with vinaigrette. It’s kind of any ugly salad, it’s mostly green, but it sure is tasty!

Asian Vinaigrette (Serves 6)

  • 1/4 cup 100% orange juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 TBSP reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • 1/2 inch fresh ginger,peeled & finely grated
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil

Combine orange juice, vinegar, soy sauce, honey and ginger in a medium bowl. Whisk to blend.  Slowly add oil while whisking, mix well.  Store in refrigerator, covered.  If it thickens when cold, hold it at room temp for 30 minutes and shake well before using.

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21 Day Fix Salad with Homemade Balsamic Dressing

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This has long been my absolute favorite salad recipe, and I’m happy to share that with just a few modifications, I can still eat it during the 21 Day Fix… now it’s a little bit healthier for me (and just as tasty!) and I can enjoy it without any guilt.

21 Day Fix Salad (Serves 1)

Container Checklist: 1 green, 1 blue, 1 orange

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup organic baby spinach
  • ¼ cup organic sprouts (learn how to grow your own here!)
  • 1/8 cup Feta Cheese
  • 1/8 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1/8 cup homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette (recipe posted below).

Toss first four ingredients then drizzle with vinaigrette.  For toasted pecans, I like to heat a skillet on the stovetop and just warm the nuts without using any sort of oil or seasoning.

 

Balsamic Vinaigrette (Serves 8)

  • 6 T Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp raw honey (or pure maple syrup)
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 6 T EVOO

Combine vinegar, lemon juice and honey in a medium bow. Whisk to blend.  Stir in mustard, mix well.  Slowly add oil while whisking, mix well.

Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. If it thickens when cold, hold it at room temp for 30 minutes and shake well before using. It’s amazing on salads but also great drizzled over sautéed veggies, steamed fish, grilled chicken or beef.

All Organic Taco Salad

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This is one of my easiest, go to, healthy organic meals.  It’s easy to make and the whole family enjoys it (although I do normally give the kids tortillas!).

Ingredients

(I use all organic ingredients unless I can’t find something organic…  but that rarely happens.)

1 lb 93% lean organic ground turkey

1 8 oz. can organic tomato sauce

2 T Homemade Taco Seasoning

Organic Mixed Greens (not iceberg lettuce!!)

Organic Goat cheese

1/4 cup 0% fat plain organic Greek yougurt

1/4 cup Organic salsa

Directions

Brown ground turkey on stove top and drain the fat.  Mix in the tomato sauce and taco seasoning.

Mix together equal amounts of Greek yogurt and salsa to make your own dressing.  Save the extra for next time.

Assemble your salad – mixed greens, taco meat, goat cheese and dressing.