Monday Meals: Autumn Glow Salad

Cooking Light brings us this fall salad extravaganza. Loaded with protein, fiber and flavor, this recipe takes advantage of the bounty of squash and cool weather greens. Cumin warms up and rounds out a satisfying, savory plate. Lentils are among the most humble and nutritious pantry items you could find. …

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Monday Meals: Greek-Style Tuna Salad

This salad strikes me as the perfect weeknight summer meal. It simplifies my life in two ways: by featuring pantry staples and helping to use up all of the farmer’s market veggies that I have scooped up over the weekend. Lightly-dressed, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers form the vibrant base of …

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Monday Meals: Chicken Gyro Salad

We are always on the lookout for a new summer salad, especially one that keeps the kitchen cool. Smitten Kitchen wins the prize this week with a vibrant Chicken Gyro Salad, featuring fresh veggies, grilled chicken and a delicious tzatziki dressing. Serve it with soft pitas for trapping every last …

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Are Bagged Greens the Secret to Getting Americans to Eat Their Vegetables?

National Public Radio recently reported on the increasing consumption of bagged salad greens. It seems busy, hungry Americans are turning to the convenient packaged veggies to fill out their meals and get closer to the government’s helpful, but sometimes hard to reach, recommended vegetable consumption goals. The USDA breaks down its recommendations …

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