Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Antioxidant Salad with Lemon Dressing


          Happy New Year, my friends! Let's start the New Year off on the right foot.
    Every year we make resolutions, some we keep, some we break. I told myself this year
    that I would drink more water, eat more greens and exercise a little more. I'm the type
    of person that likes to indulge a bit and keep a happy balance in life. You will always
    find delicious baked goods and that won't stop with this coming year but I do plan on
    posting a lot more healthy treats for you. It's going to be an amazing 2013!!!

                                                Antioxidant Salad with Lemon Dressing

                                                                 3 cups of spinach
                                                                 1/2 cup blueberries
                                                                 1/2 cup raspberries
                                                                 8 strawberries
                                                                 1 green apple
                                                                 2 celery stalks
                                                                 1 cucumber
                                                                 walnuts or almonds -optional

         1) Mix your salad and I served it with a Honey Lemon Dressing posted below
            but feel free to use your favorite. Enjoy.
     
        Honey Lemon Dressing. 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1 teaspoons grated lemon zest,
         1 tablespoons honey, 1/2 teaspoon thyme, 1/4 cup olive oil. Mix well.


                      I wish you all a very happy and warm new year, full of joy, happiness and
                      success. Happy New Year!
                   

37 comments:

  1. Just what I need to start 2013 off with! Looks delicious!

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  2. I'm in! THat sounds and looks amazing!!

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  3. Oh my gosh this look amazing! YUM! Hope you had a great new years!
    xoxox
    readeatcreate.com

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  4. I skipped the pancakes this morning and opted for an egg. Gotta start somewhere. This looks delish.

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  5. Looks amazing!! Definitely going to make later this week. I am over all the holiday food.

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  6. Um---looks awesome. Simple, but so awesome. I never think of buying walnuts--I need to change that!

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  7. This looks and sounds delicious!! Just what I need to kick off the new year!

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  8. Love this encouragement for a Great start to the New Year! Yum!!

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  9. Perfect!
    Happy New Year to you and your loves!
    ~Lynne
    w/L.

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  10. Happy New Year!

    Now this is my kind of salad. Great presentation, packed full of color, and good for you....yum, yum, yum!! XOXO ~Liz

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  11. Hi Val! Happy New Year to you! This salad looks wonderful and perfect to start the new year. I need to visit the vege isle asap .. time to get back on track.

    Wishing you all the best in the coming year!

    xxleslie

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  12. This salad contains my three favorite fruits...looks delicious!! xoxo

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  13. I love to make salads like this! Makes me feel great! I hope your year got off to a good start today. I look forward to more of your fabulous recipes!

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  14. Ohhhh.....this looks so fresh and so good! I could eat mounds of it!!! Love, love this Val and perfect for all those hung over people today:)

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  15. I need to eat this for about a month!!! Looking forward to lighter fare this month. Happy New Year!

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  16. I saw this on Instagram and couldn't wait to read it today! Delicious

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  17. oh my goodness. i need this salad in my life asap! i think i gained ten pounds over the holidays! my thighs thank you! :)

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  18. That looks so gorgeous and delish. I will definitely be having having a salad today!

    kristen
    www.beholdthemetatron.com

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  19. This salad is not only beautiful, but perfect for this time of year after so much indulging. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Yummmm that looks so healthy and delicious at the same time!

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  21. Happy New Year!! This looks so fresh and delicious. I definitely need to drink more water too!

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  22. you could not have posted this at a better time. Not only does this look so. so. yum- it also looks soo healthy as well (I know you know that, just reiterating :). Thank you for this- I no joke will be making it this week!

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  23. So simple and beautiful! What a perfect New Years salad because we all know I need to diet for reals. Way too much food and booze was consumed round here. Making the salad this week!

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  24. I so can use this dish right now. Looks so fresh and I have been eating crud for the past week!

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  25. That looks so refreshing and yummy! Happy New Year to you :)

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  26. Looks amazing. This is what I need now when i try to loose my weight....

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  27. What a beautiful combination of healthy fruits and veggies! Healthy, but still so delicious.

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  28. What a beautiful salad... healthy, too... love it!!!

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  29. Val, this salad looks so delicious and i love berries so I'd definitely eat this, raspberries are my favorite. I want to eat this healthy now...

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com/

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  30. YUM!!! This is almost exactly what I had for dinner tonight. My boyfriend still wants me to eat homemade pizza with him, but I'm stuffed with the good stuff. ;)

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  31. Pinning this! Since we're trying to eat healthier, this will definitely be added to our list of recipes :)

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  32. What a gorgeous salad Val! Perfect for detoxing after all the feasting over Christmas :)

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  33. My family and I loved this salad, especially the dressing and I featured it in my mos trecent meal plan on my blog, rainbowdelicious.com. Thank you, I look forward to trying out more of your recipes in the future!

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  34. Eating healthy is a great resolution, no matter what time of the year you decide to make it. That said, I recently tried this out and I loved it. Not only does it have a lot of health benefits but it was also very yummy!

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