Good afternoon! We are super busy this week as we are preparing our house for our initial closing date, which is coming up very quickly (another story for a different day). I don't know about any of you but in the summer time here in Colorado I like eating light. What I mean by this is that at our house we eat a lot of fresh fruits, and vegetables because it's hot outside. One of our favorite things in the mornings as I mentioned a few weeks ago were smoothies. Another favorite is salads. I once heard eat like a King for breakfast, Queen for lunch and a Pheasant for supper. That makes sense to me by eating less at night because it's easier for your body to digest anyways. Here are two simple salad recipes that are light and delicious for lunch or supper! Also they are both very easy to make and take to serve several people at any occasion. Check them out! **Craisin/ Nut Salad
- Spinach or you can use whatever lettuce you like best or do a mixture!
-1/2 Cup of craisins
-1/2 Cup of sliced almonds
-1/2 Cupe of crushed walnuts
-shredded Mozzarella cheese
-your favorite croutons (we like texas toast kind!)
-raspberry vinaigrette or fuji apple dressing (both Panera brand which I love and you can buy them at about any store). It looks like they have a whole bunch that I may have to try out!
**Easy Taco Salad
-1 lb of ground beef -2 cups chopped yellow, red, or green bell pepper -2 cups bottled salsa -1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro -4 cups coarsely chopped romaine lettuce -2 cups chopped plum tomato -1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheese -1 cup crumbled baked tortilla chips -1/4 cup chopped green onions
*Avocados! Add them to anything and everything and they always make it taste great!
Cook the ground beef and bell pepper in a large skillet over medium-high heat until beef is browned; stir to crumble. Add salsa; bring to a boil. Stir in cilantro; keep warm.
Place 1 cup lettuce on each of 4 plates; top with 1 cup meat mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 1/2 cup tomato, 1/4 cup cheese, 1/4 cup chips, and 1 tablespoon onions.
Till next time, XOXO Cooped Up Cowboys Wife Kirste