Isn’t it fun when you leave your comfort zone of your home, town, family circle even state and find something new. We recently went to my husband’s niece’s wedding. We haven’t really seen her since she was a young teenager so we were not familiar with her tastes or interests. At the luncheon they served a “Corn Salad” something I had never tasted let alone ever heard of. It was very good. But as usual John and I had to come home and do our own thing to it. So here it is “Fresh Corn Salad”.
How are your new years resolutions going? I, as always, set the goal to get healthy. I started training to run a 10K in September and then I hurt my back.
I was down.
I was hurt.
The training stopped.
The healthy eating went out the window. Its been its been 4 months. I’m finally feeling a little better. I’m back to running a little in the morning but I changed the 10K goal. I’m now hoping I’ll be able to make it through a 5K. Anyway…enough whining.
I’m setting a mid-year resolution and I’m trying again, so frustrating.
One of my favorite healthy meals is salad. Today I want to share the our Taco Salad Recipe.
1 – 12 oz. bag Mixed Lettuce
1/2 pound Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
1/2 – 1 teaspoon Taco Seasoning
1 – 15.25 oz. can Kidney Beans
1/2 cup Cheese, shredded
(optional) Avocado slices
(optional) Sour Cream
(optional) Salad Dressing
(optional) Corn Chips
Place lettuce in a large bowl. Brown beef, drain and season with taco seasoning. Drain and rinse kidney beans. Shred cheese.
Toss it together.
Now like any salad you can make it as healthy as you want. I really like my salad with salad dressing so I’m willing to add the extra calories.
I hope you enjoy!
We made this variations to a friends recipe when we made it for a party that my father-in-law was going to attend. He was gluten intolerant and the Rice Chips are gluten free. They also add a great new texture and flavor. You can find Rice Chips in the heath food section of most supermarkets.
Chinese Chicken Salad with Rice Chips
2 large chicken breasts, grilled and cubed
6 green onions sliced
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 10 oz bag of angel hair cabbage
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1 bag Rice Chips
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp salt
4 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp pepper
Mix salad ingredients in large bowl. Wisk together dressing. Toss salad and dressing together. Crumble Rice Chips and top or stir into each serving so they don’t get soggy.