Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad Bowls with Apples and Blue Cheese

Winter salad bowls never looked or tasted so good when you season and roast sweet potatoes and add them to bowls of chopped kale, red apples, blue cheese, and shredded carrots, then drizzle with balsamic and fresh cracked black pepper.

Show of hands for those of you that thinking about salads make you think about summer?! My hand definitely would have went straight up in the air – until recently that is. I always thought of a fresh salad with a glass of crisp white wine enjoyed on a patio with the sun shining. In this 20 degree winter weather I think about mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and other various calorie-heavy comfort foods.

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Doritos Chicken Taco Salad Bowls

Taco seasoned chicken is tossed with corn, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, cheese and lettuce, then topped with a sprinkling of Doritos, and finally finished with salsa and sour cream.

Are you surviving your first full week back to work after the holidays? I always think it’s so hard to go back after having time off; it’s as if the week seems to take twice as long. But on the flip side it’s good to get back into a routine; at least it is for me.

For the first time in quite awhile I don’t think I hardly have anything going on this week. No dinners, going away parties, happy hours – just a boring week. BUT, I needed it. I fell off the working out wagon quite awhile ago. Literally months ago. It’s quite embarrassing. So this week was the week that I started back up. And UGH why did I stop?!

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Mashed Blueberry Chicken Salad

Mashed Blueberry Salad

Have you guys noticed that blueberry recipes seem to be all the rage lately, or is it just me? Seriously, a couple weeks ago I received an email for Dark Chocolate Brownies with Blueberry Marshmallow Frosting from a food blog I subscribe to, Climbing Grier Mountain, and suddenly this salty-food craving gal needs those brownies with that blueberry frosting in her life.

What doesn’t need those brownies though is my waistline, so I decided to use get my blueberry fix by incorporating them into a fun salad.

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