This is the perfect lighter option for any cookout this summer! Bursting with red, white, and blue goodies, plus the most American food ever – BACON!
Good morning friends! Nala and I just got back from a long 3-mile walk since I’m pretty sure I’m too sore to do any other workout today. Well actually just my right leg feels like death, the other one is fine. Explain that to me.
Post walk I made a GIANT green smoothie like the one I made on my FB Live a few weeks ago. Speaking of that, I’m getting ready to curl my hair and prep what I’m going to say for today’s FB Live which you can catch at 10 am MST.
Since summer is here, I know a ton of you will be traveling. I decided to purchase all my favorite travel snacks so that we could have a little chat about healthy traveling. So make sure you jump on Facebook for that!
Speaking of traveling, I’m super excited because I’m about to bounce from Arizona for a week and a half. I couldn’t be any more excited. This little trip marks the beginning of 6 months of travel and trips.
Plus, Mr. Hungry is ITCHING for a vacation, he has been talking about Hawaii and Europe and I’ll I can think is…. sign me up! He really wants an Island vacation, but we are trying to avoid places with high rates of zika virus.
No, I’m not pregnant, but let’s just say I may want to be at some point in the future like after all these weddings I’m in! Anyways, so if you contract Zika the risk of birth defects increases for a year after clearing the infection. So that pretty much means no east coast vacations and no island vacations except Hawaii.
But, I’ve already been to Hawaii (we went to Kauai for our honeymoon). Here is my thing. There is this whole world out there to see right? Why go somewhere you’ve already been again? I don’t know, just seems silly to me.
We both love to travel, but to Mr. Hungry there is a big difference between traveling and a vacation. To him, it’s only a vacation if there is a beach involved and it can not be cold. Otherwise, it’s traveling, which he loves to do, but he has been itching for a vacation. You guys have any suggestions???????
In other news, I made and photographed this “All American Salad” yesterday, and it was gone by yesterday night. I knew Mr. Hungry was going to complain because he HATES fruit in his salad, but I hoped that the bacon would make amends for that.
When I presented him with this salad, the look on his face was hysterical. He asked, “is this for you?” He then went on to explain, “I told you I don’t eat fruit, especially in a salad. Tom Brady doesn’t eat fruit, either do I.” (Can you guys see me rolling my eyes????? ) Then, he started eating it, at first slowly then faster till the whole bowl was gone. Then he said, “Okay that was pretty good, is there any more?”
Muahahahahahahah you can’t not like this salad, I don’t care who you are. Serve this to Tom Brady, and I guarantee there is no way he could resist it. Quick question, who is Tom Brady?
Berry Bacon Salad
PS I used the delicious all natural uncured bacon that came in my first Butcher Box (see the video of me opening my box here) for this recipe! You can use my link to get $10 off and FREE bacon in your first box!
Berry Bacon Salad
For the salad:
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup blueberries
- ½ - ¾ cup feta cheese for dairy free sub almond slivers
- 4-5 strips cooked uncured bacon cut into strips
- 4 cups mixed dark greens
To make salad layer greens with rows of strawberries, blueberries, feta, and bacon.
To make dressing combine maple syrup, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice in a blender. Blend for 10 seconds. While blender is running on low you SLOWLY add oil. It should take you 30 seconds or more to add all of the oil. (Can also be done with an immersion blender.)
Pour the desired amount of dressing over salad and toss until all the greens are covered with dressing.
The dressing will keep 1-2 days in the fridge!
Like salads that don’t taste like diet food? Try one of these!