It’s a new year and during the first few weeks of January many people make a pledge to eat healthier fare, especially in light of past holiday revelry. While I personally love salads, I don’t always want it served cold and I need variety if I’m going to eat vegetables. Except for spinach, which I can eat 24/7 in any incarnation I’m picky about my vegetables. Some salads offer better nutritional value than others and in keeping with eating what’s actually in season (which lowers the cost of what you might purchase and usually tastes better), going from farm to table (as part of the slow food movement) we have to make conscientious choices and get the best bang for our buck.
Recipe for Warm Faro & Mustard Green Salad courtesy of La Buena Vida.
Wheat Berry salad courtesy of My New Roots.
Roasted Carrot and Wild Rice Salad at Greens & Seeds.
Any meal with roasted sweet potatoes AND spinach like this recipe at Naturally Ella gets a thumbs up in my book!
I spied an interesting looking barley and kale salad over at Bon Appetite using golden (yellow) beets instead of the red ones we usually think of.
Radicchio, Cara Cara & Quinoa salad at The Year In Food.
Finally, here’s a list of 12 hearty salads including a great couscous recipe at The Kitchn. ENJOY!!