Nothing screams health like vibrant reds, oranges, yellows and greens! Alex and I decided to get in the spirit of the long Labor Day weekend and whip up a healthy dinner that our whole family could enjoy! We made a huge vibrant salad, homemade avocado dressing and bought two organic rotisserie chickens.
I want to share this quick and easy recipe for the salad and dressing. It makes a nice addition to your healthy family meal and is a good way to get in all of your colors.
The salad was very simple. I chopped up fresh local peppers in every color, celery, strawberries, onion, heirloom tomatoes and mixed it with fresh organic spinach. It was delicious! You can add extra vegetables that you like as well but the key is to add as many colors as you can.
Instead of the usual preservative packed dressings (some of these can really sabotage your goals!) we opted to make our own fresh homemade salad dressing. It came out perfect! The right consistency and packed with good HEALTHY fats.
Here is the recipe for our Avocado Dressing:
1/2 cup of first cold pressed extra virgin (real!) olive oil
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon
1/2 cup raw unfiltered apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
A dash of Frontier herbs mexican seasoning
Blend ingredients in your blender or Nutri-Bullet and voila!
You have a healthy dressing that will add great flavor to your salad.
Remember friends, the key is to get creative in the kitchen and do not be afraid to play around with ingredients.
You will be surprised at how delicious eating healthy can be! 🙂
Until next time!
(Your healthy lifestyle educators!)
Above pic is Ashley touring a farm with Alex! We love learning about gardening and growing food!