Creamy Pea Salad - This salad is a nice change from the typical potato or pasta salads. It requires very little cooking and a little bit of chopping - it could easily be a no cook recipe if you buy precooked bacon! It doesn't get much easier than that!
Autumn salad with pears, dried cranberries, feta cheese, pecans, & bacon -- I used baby spinach instead of romaine, left out the bacon for a vegetarian friend, and used 1 part poppyseed dressing to about 1 1/2 parts balsamic dressing. BEST SALAD IN THE WORLD! (Be sure to peel the pears.)
2 cucumbers- cut up, 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes (about 30), 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, 1 cup fresh mozzarella (I like to use the little balls), 1 avocado, 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, Salt and pepper to taste
Loaded Baked Potato Salad. 8 medium Russet Potatoes; 1 cup sour cream; 1/2 cup mayonnaise; 1 package of bacon, cooked and crumbled; 1 small onion, chopped; Chives, to taste; 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese; Salt and Pepper to taste.
BIKINI FIT LUNCH: Black-eyed Pea Salad 2 cans black-eyed peas, 1 diced tomato, 1/2 diced red onion, 1 small or 1/2 large red, yellow, or orange bell pepper, 1 jalapeno,4 green onions, 1/3 cup cilantro, 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (unseasoned), 2 Tbsp. canola oil, 1/2 tsp. organic cane sugar, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Bean dishes are a good substitute for meat dishes when trying to get fit!