This month, we welcome back Marta Rivera for more of her meal plans. Marta is a trained chef, mom of twins, Army wife, and a Simply Recipes recipe tester and developer!
Salad gets a bad rap because people automatically relate it to diets or boring restrictions, but we shouldn’t judge and we shouldn’t assume salad means a bed of green leaves.
All it takes is a bit of inspiration to tweak all of those garden greens into something you’d want to center your meals around. The simple addition of starches like noodles or rice can elevate your salads to entrée-level status. But don’t stop there! Mix in your favorite proteins like shrimp or chicken.
This week’s meals are all spins on salad—some with greens and some without. You can make them as they are, lighten them up, or fill them out. Either way, they are sure to help you beat the summer heat.
One last thing: Looking for dinner ideas? You’re in the right spot! We just launched our new paid meal plan service. We have delicious meal plans to suit every taste and lifestyle — Healthy Eating, Family Favorites, and Vegetarian just to name a few. These one-week plans are $1.95 and, with them, you get a dessert and weekend prep recipe and a shopping list. They’re beautifully designed and perfect to print and save or simply load and cook right from your computer!