It’s not that hard to make a salad…right? So why am I featuring this winter berry salad on my blog? Because it’s delicious (duh), and not everything you cook needs to be difficult. I’ve eaten this salad at least 10 times in the last 3 weeks! I’ll eat it just as it is with dinner, and for lunch with some chicken or flank steak from my leftovers the night before.
1 box or bag mixed greens
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup goat cheese crumbles
1/4 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
1 bosc pear cut into slices
Mix everything together in a large bowl. Add your own dressing. My favorite is Trader Joe’s champagne pear vinaigrette.
A delicious winter recipe to make with my winter berry salad is a great meatloaf. We had meatloaf as a kid all the time. However, this is taking your mom’s meatloaf up a notch. It’s my absolute favorite meatloaf recipe because it’s lean and filled with some veggies. I normally don’t add spinach to my recipe, but when I made this for my boyfriend a few weeks ago we loved it with the spinach. When I told him what I was making he looked at me with the most perplexed look. I asked what was wrong, and he just said he hadn’t had meatloaf since he was about 3 years old! Haha.
If you have kids it’s an easy way to get them to eat healthy without knowing it! Just add some ketchup on top.
- Cooking spray
- 1 tablespon olive oil
- 1 small onion (diced)
- 1 garlic clove (minced)
- ½ red bell pepper (diced)
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 large egg
- 5 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
- 5 tablespoons ketchup
- 1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ teaspoon cayeene
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven 375 degrees. Spray large baking dish with cooking spray. In a small pan add olive oil, garlic, and onion. Sautee about 5 min. Add bell pepper and spinach. Sautee until spinach is wilted.
- In a large bowl or mixer (I use my Kitchen Aid mixer bc it's way easier) combine turkey meat, egg, bread crumbs, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Blend ingredients slightly. Add onion/spinach mixture and mix until well combined.
- Transfer meat mixture into baking dish and form into a loaf. Or, place mixture into a 8-by-4 inch loaf pan. Bake meatloaf about 1 hour until sides are browned. Sometime I'll turn the broiler on for a few minutes to get a better crisp outer edge. Let cool 10 min before serving.