Lemony White Bean & Arugula Chicken Salad

I don’t think of myself as someone who would order just a salad at a restaurant or look for salad recipes as meals, but once in awhile I come across some really amazing ones that just hit the spot. Giada’s lemony white bean and arugula salad is one of my favorites. It’s so bright and fresh, and with my addition of shredded rotisserie chicken breast, it made for a satisfying and substantial dinner. I’ve been traveling quite a lot for work and eating many wonderful dinners out with my co-workers, so I was excited to get back into my healthy eating! Just a few more months until the summer!

 -Melanie

Health tips: Low fat, heart healthy, diabetes friendly, anti-inflammatory, low carb

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Tuna Salad with Dill and Capers

Tuna salad-stuffed tomatoes were one of my favorite meals growing up. It was one of the few healthy meals I actually got really excited about when I saw it on my plate! This is my take on tuna salad…which is pretty similar to the ingredients I absolutely love in egg salad. The strong, yet bright flavors of Dijon, dill, lemon and capers really make this pop! And what’s great is you can keep this low-carb if you stuff it in a tomato like my mom did, or you can eat it on some wheat bread or crackers. Either way, you will love it!

 -Melanie

Health tips: Low carb and diabetes friendly without crackers or bread, low fat, heart healthy, anti-inflammatory

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Chicken Piccata w/ Spaghetti Squash

The lemony, buttery flavor of chicken piccata is one of my favorite Italian dishes, especially served with delicate angel hair pasta, yum! But unfortunately, we can’t indulge in all those carbs and butter as often as we would like, so I lightened up the dish using a lot less butter, and served it with spaghetti squash instead of pasta. This healthy variation is absolutely satisfying and the spaghetti squash adds a slightly sweet flavor that compliments the other bright flavors really well. Now you won’t have to limit yourself to chicken piccata to only once a year! =P

 -Mel

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Pepper-Crusted Broiled Salmon with Creamy Mustard Dill Sauce and Garlicky Lemony Kale

Oh Salmon, how we adore thee…Thank you for being one of the world’s healthiest and most delicious foods. Universally praised for keeping anyone with really any type of health condition strong, you are jam packed with those treasured Omega-3s and vitamins A, B and D! And salmon is also so flexible, perfectly tasty simply seasoned with salt, pepper and lemon; or coated with a glaze, I’ll take salmon any way I can!

-Mel

Health tips: Anti-inflammatory, low fat, low carb, heart healthy, diabetes friendly

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