As February begins and the cold days of winter become fewer in Vancouver, you can take the step toward a healthier you by eating more salads. Certain types of salad are especially ideal to eat during the month of February, and it’s not too late to restart your New Year’s resolution if you want to improve your diet.
Here are some of the top salads that you can try making this February.
1. Butternut Squash Fall Salad
This autumn favorite can still be enjoyed in February if you want to eat something that will make you feel cozier. You can try roasting some butternut squash and combining it with escarole leaves and kale to make this hearty salad. Dijon mustard and lemon juice can also be added to your salad for additional flavor.
2. Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad
If you want to eat more superfoods to give your body more energy to make it through the rest of the cold winter days, this salad can do the trick. You can make this salad by slicing some kale and Brussels sprouts into thin strips and adding about ¼ cup of coarsely chopped pistachios and ½ cup of shredded parmesan cheese. Honey mustard is often an ideal dressing for this salad.
3. Grilled Cabbage Caesar Salad
By coating some cabbage leaves in extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and grilling them over a medium heat, you can create the perfect base for a grilled cabbage Caesar salad. Panko breadcrumbs and aged pecorino cheese can then be sprinkled onto your salad. A Caesar salad dressing will make your salad ready to eat.
4. Chicken, Avocado and Mango Salad
For a salad with more exotic flare, you can combine some cooked shredded chicken with sliced mangos and avocados to make this healthy masterpiece. These ingredients can be placed on a bed of spring lettuce mix for a satisfying and refreshing meal. For extra spice, try adding ¼ cup of chili garlic sauce to the mix. You can also add two tablespoons of brown sugar and some lime juice to your salad for more flavor.
You can start living healthier and make the last days of winter easier on yourself by preparing these salads. Visit us at Famous Foods to pick up all the ingredients you will need for your February salads! Learn more about our curbside pickup service at www.famousfoods.ca.
Giving a sweet person in your life a special dessert on Valentine’s Day can be a great way to show your love and affection. Some of the best desserts for this day are easy to make with a few simple ingredients and can be prepared quickly. Any of these great Valentine’s Day dessert ideas can help surprise the special person in your life.
With a package of instant chocolate pudding mix and 1 ½ cups of milk, you can make this smooth chocolaty dessert in almost no time by blending these ingredients. You can also mix in some frozen whipped topping that has been thawed. The mixture can then be kept in a refrigerator until it is chilled and ready for serving.
Whether you choose to make a cheesecake from scratch following your favorite recipe or buy a ready-made cheesecake crust and some filling, you can top your cheesecake with strawberries to give to the person you love. If you’d prefer to use cherries instead of strawberries, you can add them as a topping to your cheesecake to create the perfect sweet treat.
Cinnamon rolls have long been a classic breakfast favorite, but they can also be great for Valentine’s Day. If you don’t have time to make your cinnamon rolls from scratch, you can buy premade dough in the store and bake it in your oven. You can choose to add traditional white icing to your cinnamon rolls or maple icing for a more unique flavor.
This is one of the simplest desserts to make and can be a great choice if you’re on a time crunch. To save time, you can purchase a bag of ready made pretzels at the store. Simply dip each pretzel into a saucepan that’s filled with hot melted chocolate until the pretzel is covered and allow the pretzel to cool so that the chocolate hardens around it. Icing, sprinkles or additional adornments can be placed on top of your chocolate-covered pretzels to give them even more appeal.
Any of these sweet treats will surely make your special person’s day brighter on Valentine’s Day. For other meal ideas, visit the Famous Foods blog at www.famousfoods.ca/health-livingblog/.
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