Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Friday, April 17, 2015

Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing is a delicious and nutritious combination of flavors and textures.  Great on it's own as a light meal or on the side with some grilled chicken or fish.  

Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Healthy recipe makes a great meatless lunch or side dish!

Lately, my son and I have been on an all out avocado kick. We LOVE them!  We have them for breakfast, lunch and dinner...and it's a good thing, because avocados are so good for you! They contain more potassium than a banana, they are loaded with heart healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, they are full of fiber, and they taste wonderful in this salad.

Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Healthy recipe makes a great meatless lunch or side dish!

Spring is definitely in the air here in NE Ohio and this salad made a great lunch for my son and I last week.  I like to have salads like this for lunch when the weather warms up.  I always feel like I am being so good when I eat like this.  And the truth is, I am.  Good fats from the avocados and almonds, vitamin C from the dressing and the strawberries and plenty of fiber make this salad a healthy choice.

The Lime Poppy Seed Dressing is killer! So darn good and easy to make too! To make the dressing, I put all the ingredients except the poppy seeds in my magic bullet and just gave it a whirl, then added the poppy seeds.  You will have more dressing than you need for this one salad, so store the leftovers in the fridge and just whip up with a fork before using again, as it will separate when stored.

If you love strawberries, avocados and lime, this salad is a must make for you!  Besides being absolutely delicious, it's so pretty too!  Pretty like a sunny spring day!

Strawberry, Avocado and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Healthy recipe makes a great meatless lunch or side dish!

Strawberry, Avocado, and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Dressing recipe adapted from Allrecipes
Strawberry, Avocado, and Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Dressing
A delicious and healthy combination of flavors and textures dressed in a sweet citrus-y dressing.

Ingredients

  • 2-3 cups fresh organic baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 of a fresh avocado, diced
  • 2 TBS sliced raw almonds
  • For Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 TBS poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Arrange spinach, strawberries, avocados, and almonds on a plate.
  2. Make dressing: Add sugar, lime juice, salt, Dijon mustard, onion powder and olive oil in a blender. ( I used my magic bullet). Blend until combined. Stir in poppy seeds. This recipe will yield about 1 cup of dressing.
  3. Drizzle the salad with about 2 TBS of dressing. Enjoy!
Yield: 1 serving, about 1 cup of dressing
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 00 mins.
Total time: 10 mins.
Tags: salad, strawberries, avocados, lime, poppy seed, lunch, dinner, healthy

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

No fuss homemade turkey meatballs in a rich tomato sauce simmered all day your slow cooker!  This classic recipe is a keeper and one I'm happy to share with you today from my friend, Sarah Olson's new cookbook, The Magical Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Turkey Meatballs and Tomato Sauce | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - a no fuss way to bring classic spaghetti and meatballs to your table!  The Magical Slow Cooker

Monday, April 13, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

Savory Herb Chicken and Rice Soup

Savory Herb Chicken and Rice Soup is a super quick, and easy soup you can have on the table in no time thanks to Uncle Ben's® Flavored Grains and a store bought rotisserie chicken! 

Savory Herb Chicken and Rice Soup | Renee's Kitchen Adventures - Easy soup perfect for a weeknight meal!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Pistachio Cake with Marshmallow Frosting

Pistachio Cake with Marshmallow Frosting is a family favorite!  Box cake mix gets an unusual flavor and color from instant pistachio pudding mix.  It's the pudding that gives this cake it's distinct green color and earns it the nickname "green cake."

Pistachio Cake with Marshmallow Frosting | Renee's Kitchen Adventures: A pudding cake with lots of flavor and a fun green color!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Skinny Vanilla Bean Cheesecake

Cheesecake!!! 
 Who doesn't LOVE cheesecake?  I love cheesecake, but I sure don't love all the fat and calories that come along with it!  That's why I am SO VERY EXCITED to share this recipe for Skinny Vanilla Bean Cheesecake!  Vanilla bean paste, reduced fat cream cheese and fat free Greek yogurt make the most amazing lower calorie cheesecake you will ever taste. 

Skinny Vanilla Bean Cheesecake | Renee's Kitchen Adventures So rich tasting and creamy you will swear it's a full fat version!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easy Potato Pancakes

Potato Pancakes are one of those foods that bring back a lot of memories from my childhood.  They have always been a favorite of mine and, I think, if I had to choose only one food I'd have to eat day in and day out for the rest of my life, potato pancakes would be a top contender. For this recipe, the prep is super easy. You only need a food processor or blender to make the magic happen! 

Easy Potato Pancakes | Renee's Kitchen Adventures:  Super easy potato pancake recipe you need to try!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BBQ Cheddar Turkey Burgers

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias 

The weather has FINALLY taken a turn for the better here in NE Ohio and the snow has begun to melt!!!  The birds have been singing and the sun has been shining and SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Warmer weather means it's time to fire up the grill again and I could not be any happier about that! This BBQ Cheddar Turkey Burger topped with Alexia® Crispy Onion Rings is the perfect meal to grill up this season! 

BBQ Cheddar Turkey Burgers (topped with Alexia® Onion Rings | Renee's Kitchen Adventures:  Fire up your grill NOW! #SpringIntoFlavor #ad

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Minty Chip Cake Mix Cookies

A festive way to say, Happy St. Paddy's Day!  Easy cake mix cookies are tinted green and stuffed full of Andes® Creme de Menthe Baking Chips for a minty fun treat! 

Minty Chip Cake Mix Cookies | Renee's Kitchen Adventures: Easy and festive green cake mix cookies stuffed full of Andes® Creme de Menthe Baking chips!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Meyer Lemon Parmesan Chicken

Meyer Lemon Parmesan Chicken is a great weeknight dinner option! Chicken breasts are coated in a crispy panko/Meyer lemon/Parmesan cheese breading, pan sauteed and finished with faux Hollandaise sauce.  Simple and delicious!  


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