Last summer I realized I had gained weight. I remember stepping on the scale and thinking
"oh my heck, how did I gain 20 lbs!"
Before my daughter was born I could eat cake or candy and wouldn't really have to worry about working the extra calories off. Pha! I miss those days!
After coming home from the hospital with my sweet newborn. I assumed that my body would shed the weight "naturally." Yeah...that sure as heck didn't happen.
After six months I realized my body needed a change. I started substituting chips, crackers and cookies for healthier alternatives. During the first month I lost 10 lbs! As of today I've lost 20 lbs. Woo-hoo! My sweet husband also started eating healthier and lost 30 lbs. He is my rock, without him I would have struggled hard with weight loss.
Having a support system is essential.
I love planning healthy meals with him and not mention cooking together. ;) Our weight lose experience has helped us grow closer.
I've compiled a list of my family's favorite salads below. Hope you enjoy the list and best wishes with eating healthy!
- Healthy Chef Salad @+iFOODreal
- Pina Colada Chicken Salad @+Six Sisters' Stuff
- Thai Chicken Salad with Spicy Peanut Sauce @My Kitchen Escapades
- Paleo Chinese Chicken Salad @Linda Wagner
- Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad
@Tablespoon.com Grilled Pineapple, Chicken and Avocado Salad @Gimme Some Oven
- Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad @Tastes Better From Scratch
- Balsamic Honey Grilled Steak Salad and Vinaigrette@Mom On Time Out
- Vietnamese Grilled Beef Salad @Use Real Butter
- Thai Ground Beef Salad @Recipe.com
- Spinach Salad with Steak & Blueberries @Eating Well
- Grilled Steak Salad with Creamy Vinaigrette Dressing @A Southern Soul
- Steak Salad with Roasted Corn, Strawberries and Blue Cheese @Stuck on Sweet
- Cheeseburger Salad With Big Mac Dressing @Can You Stay For Dinner
- Healthy Taco Salad@Pocket Change Gourmet
- Blackberry, Bacon & Blue Cheese Salad @Lemon Tree Dwelling
- Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Pecorino @Sugar & Grace
- Turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette @Dixie Crystals
- Turkey Cobb Salad @+Martha Stewart
- Spinach Pretzel Salad @+Six Sisters' Stuff
- Cafe Rio Pork Salad @+Favorite Family Recipes
- Sweet Pork Salad with Mango Dressing @Oh, Sweet Basil
- Southwest Salad with Pork @+The Weary Chef
- Pulled Pork Cobb Salad @+Cook Smarts
- Asian Inspired Pulled Pork Salad @Jo and Sue
- Vietnamese Pulled Pork Salad +Peachy Palate
- Lemon Rosemary Pork Chops with Arugula Salad @Healthy Seasonal Recipes
- Shrimp Cobb Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinagerette @+Damn Delicious
- Buffalo Shrimp Salad @+Add a Pinch
- Healthy Grilled Tilapia Salad @Comeback Momma
- Blackened Salmon with Avocado Ranch Dressing @Handle The Heart
- Seared Salmon Over Mixed Greens
@Spicy Southern Kitchen
- Simple Cold Crab Salad @+Amazing Seafood Recipes
- Lobster Salad with Lemon Dressing @Jo and Sue
- Fish Taco Salad with a Creamy Chipotle Ranch Dressing @+The Wicked Noodle
- Southwestern Chopped Salad with Cilantro Dressing@+The Garden Grazer
- Candied Pecan, Craisin, Feta Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette @Chef in Training
- Pumped Up Kale Salad with Hummus Dressing@Running to the Kitchen
- Chopped Thai Salad with Sesame Garlic Dressing @+Pinch of Yum
- Skinny Taco Salad @Gimme Some Oven
- Spinach Tortellini Salad @No Biggie
- Butternut Squash and Smoky Black Bean Kale Salad@Eats Well With Others
- Pomegranate Orange Salad @Chelsea's Messy Apron
- Pineapple Spinach Salad@The Food Charlatan
- Inner Goddess Detox Salad@Iowa Girl Eats
- Sweet Detox Salad@Olives & Garlic
- Massaged Kale with Mango & Avocado @Healthy Food for Living
- Baby Kale and Strawberry Summer Salad @+Eating Bird Food
- Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad @Damn Delicious
- Avacado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing @Gimme Some Oven
Do you have any other favorite salad recipes?
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