I’m back!!!! It’s been a few hectic weeks of studying, and exams, but now it’s all over. And I couldn’t be happier. Now I get to enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation. It also means there will be a little more action here on The Healthy Diva. More recipes, more workouts, and a few other things to freshen things up a bit. And what better way to kick things off with than Motivational Monday.
I think Homer Simpson was wrong … You totally can make friends with salad. Make me a salad and I’ll be your friend any day!
But why are salads so awesome? First of all they are a great way to use up leftovers, and also help meet your intake of fruit and veg for the day. Salads are also fun to make, and the flavour combinations are endless. You’ll also notice the colours from the fresh produce are vibrant and enticing, luring you in. Plus it’s a meal in a bowl. Which means no dishes. A winning situation if you ask me!
With the fourth of July only days away, I thought today would be an opportune time to share some salad recipes. We all know a good potato or pasta salad on Independence day does not go amiss. And even though I’m in Australia, I still know my roots, and you bet I’ll be celebrating the day in style!
Below is my personal favourite salad recipe, as well as a few from fellow bloggers which look incredibly delicious! Let’s dig in…
My personal favourite!!! Zesty Chicken Salad with Summer Fruit
And lastly this Jalapeno-Lime Slaw from Cooking Light
Hopefully this salad collection will inspire you to toss up a healthy creation to enjoy on the fourth, or any day really! Here’s to a happy, healthy, and relaxing week ahead.