Quinoa Salad

Yummy, quick and easy. Quinoa is versitile and gluten free. It can be made into your morning porridge with milk or into a hot dinner. I created a salad using cooked Quinoa, cooled with an array of vegetables. To a cup of cooked quinoa add diced carrot, sliced celery, pepitas, Spanish onion, beetroot and corn….

Kilojoules & Calories

I’ve had a busy week so not much blogging! I did get the chance to create a Facebook Page for my foods so please search Halfway To Healthy on Facebook to find me! Please Like and Share.  I’d love to have some feedback too! Coffee Club Enjoyed a late night snack & soy chai latte…

All Wrapped Up!

And by that I don’t mean Christmas! Wraps are a great alternative to bread and are quick and easy to create. I’d cooked some salmon for dinner so I added a few pieces to some salad greens and wrapped it all up in a light rye wrap. Be aware of the calorie content of wraps…

Days of Salads

Alright, so I didn’t exactly succeed at 24 days of salads, I don’t think I even made it to 10! And I’m going to blame the busy time of year that is, December. I had a couple of family events come up which interrupted my salad plans so I’m just going to continue from now…

24 Days of Salad: Tasting Plate

This has to be my favourite type of salad. A bit of everything without the pile of greens!  Usually a plate of lettuce with a few chopped up vegetables isn’t exactly enticing but a small variety of vegies and sauces displayed right, look much more appealing. Try mushrooms, mini capsicums, pretzels (yes pretzels), nuts, mayonnaise…

24 Days of Salads: Egg & Avocado

This. Was. The. Bomb. I love avocado. As written in previous posts, it’s health benefits are amazing. Almost like its the most perfect food. I’m yet to try it with maple syrup as recommended by a friend.  Avo’s are versitile too- add to smoothies, cakes, sweet or savoury dishes & even to your skin & hair….

24 Days of Salad: Cranberry & Feta

So this salad was meant to be made with spinach but I only realised this as I tossed the last of the spinach to the guinea pigs.  I scrounged up some coleslaw and added a handful of low fat feta diced, a handful of dried cranberries & two sliced spring onions. I drizzled some balsamic vinegar…

24 Days of Salad: Radish & Apple Slaw

Easy to prepare & comes together in a matter of minutes. Perfect for a 30 degree evening too! Combine a couple of cups of pre-made coleslaw with a handful of walnuts. Cut up two large radishes & add to the slaw.  Slice a medium size apple & add to the mix (I used a Pink Lady).  For a…

Boring Salad?

Salad makes me think of a pile of lettuce, with maybe some tomato & cucumber. Maybe even spinach, feta & Spanish onion. Maybe that’s the reason why people are so turned off with the idea of a Salad as a meal. It doesn’t always have to be a considered as just a side.  Try No…