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I'm a dichotomy of blue jeans, pretty jewelry, frugalista, and Southern girl living the simple rural life. I want to live my life holistically, thoughtfully, economically, and most of all gratefully, and encourage other women to do the same.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Sweet Side Salad

If you're like me and you can't think of a quick green vegetable as a side dish with supper, you may lean heavily on the typical side salad. As a change, I often make a "sweet" side salad. It goes really well with pork tenderloin and chicken main dishes, and it's super easy and quick.

To a bowl of organic salad greens (a spring mix or fresh spinach works well) add a handful of dried cherries, a few slices of mandarin oranges (sans juice), and toffee-flavored almond slices. Toss with a drizzling of store bought light raspberry vinaigrette for two servings of fruits and vegetables.

I lean on this a lot in the summertime and when busy swim team season rolls around.

Happy, healthy eating!