Last night, I decided to save myself a lot of time and quite possibly some calories by preparing a go-to meal that would last a few days. The meal? Asian chicken salad. I will have the recipe on AllThingsEmmy.blogspot.com by the end of the week, so go check it out.
What is it?
Well, it's inspired by a traditional coleslaw mixed with a potluck favorite: chicken and ramen salad. So yes, there are crushed ramen noodles in the salad, however, the traditional mayo-based dressing has been nixed, and more vegetables and even some fruit have been added to the mix. My roommate bought a 5-lb bag of mandarin oranges that he realized he wasn't going to be able to eat on his own before they went bad - enter the invitation to use several of them in my salad, including in the dressing.
To add even more veggies, I laid it on top of a bed of spring greens. So delicious and nutritious!
I love taking traditionally tasty, yet unhealthy recipes and finding ways to make them healthier and still satisfying. One of my passions is creating delicious recipes that others will enjoy too, but more on the healthy side, particularly on the vegan or raw side. I think it inspires more creativity and challenges me more than the usual cooking.
What are your favorite substitutes and swaps to make your favorite foods healthier?