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Five Minute Crab Cake Salad MINDFUL SUMMER EATING! WE ALL LOOK FOR SOMETHING FAST FRESH AND LIGHT TO THE TABLE THIS TIME OF YEAR AND THIS IS IT! The other day at Fresh Market, packages of house made Crab Cakes in the Fish Market section were buy one get one free… that was four for $8. I grabbed a few salad ingredients, including a ripe mango and a container of yogurt and when I hit my front door we were eating in minutes. This is mindful summer eating! This would be a FIFTEEN DOLLAR restaurant salad. Enjoy it in your home. The dressing is the real gem in this dish… its delicious and keeps you moving in the right direction! INGREDIENTS crab cakes – I used fresh but Phillips brand are available at Costco in the freezer case 1 teaspoon butter 1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix…

‘Fried’ Chicken Salad With Ranch Yogurt Dressing THIS MEAL RECREATES A LOW CARB HEALTHY VERSION OF ‘FRIED’ CHICKEN AND TEACHES YOU HOW TO MAKE A GREAT TASTING FAT FREE FRESH RANCH DRESSING INSTEAD OF USING THE JUNK IN A BOTTLE! PECAN CRUSTED ‘FRIED’ CHICKEN INGREDIENTS A one pound package of Chicken Tenders 1 egg plus 1 tablespoon water, well beaten in shallow dish 1/2 cup very finely chopped pecans seasoned with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a shallow dish 2 tablespoons olive oil INSTRUCTIONS   Coat chicken tenders in egg and roll in seasoned pecans.   Pan saute in olive oil in a non stick pan over medium high heat until browned and just cooked through – 2 minutes per side.   Allow to cool/rest while making dressing and assembling salad. RANCH YOGURT DRESSING INGREDIENTS 1 package Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing powder 1 cup yogurt INSTRUCTIONS…

Greek Salad THIS IS HOW I LIKE TO MAKE MY GREEK SALAD. Serve alone as the star or as a side salad. Paired with a rotisserie chicken, dinner is on the table faster than waiting in line in a drive through, and much healthier for the family. INGREDIENTS 2 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1/2 European cucumber – cut into 1/4’s lengthwise and then 1 inch pieces 1/2 container Santa Sweets Grape tomatoes – cut in half 1/2 small red onion, sliced 1/2 cup kalamata olives 4 ounces Greek feta in water, cut into 1/2 in cubes One lemon olive oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper pinch of oregano INSTRUCTIONS Get out your big wooden salad bowl and place each ingredient as it is prepared in its own pile. Just before serving, sprinkle with salt, pepper, and oregano, drizzle with olive oil, squeeze the lemon over the top,…

Parmesan Chicken Salad with Creamy Italian Dressing THIS CREAMY PARMESAN ITALIAN DRESSING IS SUPER DELICIOUS WHEN USED FOR A COOL SUMMER CHICKEN SALAD. I love salads but loathe bottled dressing. I think people use them because they do not realize just how easy it is to make your own dressing to keep in the fridge. Toss your favorite lettuce, 2 cups per person – butter lettuce, romaine, baby spinach, anything you like – in a big bowl with some of the Creamy Italian Dressing you’ve made. I use 2 tablespoons of dressing for each 2 cups of greens. DIVIDE THE DRESSED LETTUCE ONTO THE DINNER PLATES, top each plate with a few tomato slices and a pan sautéed, thin sliced chicken cutlet. If you love parmesan, adding more freshly grated over the top of everything, puts this dish over the top! INGREDIENTS 3/4 cup Fage Greek yogurt – a…