A Big Salad for Dinner is Officially a Thing: A Few Favorites to Inspire

Monday, March 10, 2014

Rice and Bean Bowl.jpgIt feels like a long time since I’ve written a “big salad for supper” post. Yes, it’s a thing. I started talking about the concept in 2011 and then again in 2012 with my “Spring into Salad” article. I’ve recently seen it featured on hip restaurant menus and in many magazines. And Meatless Monday is the perfect time for a little salad inspiration to get you hooked on the idea. (Yes, that’s a thing, too. Learn more about it here.)

Here’s a few of my favorites:

Please do try out the recipes above. But the reality is that for everyday eating my “big salads” include whatever vegetables, beans, grains, proteins, and/or nuts I have on hand that make me happy that day, a combination of goodies from my local farmers market and store-bought staples. Top with a simple drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar, crush of black pepper, and pinch of salt and a satisfying supper is ready in 10 minutes.

Very few dishes, very little clean up—and a whole lot of nutrition.

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Dr. P.K. Newby is a nutrition scientist, speaker, and author with expertise in all things food, farm to fork, whether preventing obesity and other chronic diseases through diet or teaching planet-conscious eating. As a health expert and food personality, she brings together her passions for food, cooking, science, and sustainability to educate and inspire, helping people eat their way towards better health, one delectable bite at a time. Healthy Hedonism (TM) is her philosophy: Because healthy food shouldn’t suck.

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