There's just something special about the classic, crisp texture of an iceberg lettuce Wedge Salad during the summertime, but I've added a little twist! My new favorite way to make a wedge salad now is to use romaine lettuce instead of iceberg and add bits of salmon topped with a healthier blue cheese dressing. After losing over fourteen pounds since Christmas, maintaining my normal healthy weight after baby number two means I am eating a well-balanced diet that consists of eating more protein and fiber-rich foods and cutting way back on the carbs and processed sugar. It has not been a hard journey because I have always eaten healthy. The hardest part about losing the weight was getting those workouts in to maintain my strength, stamina and muscle tone. Today I have decided to change things up a bit by giving you a more nutrient option to the classic blue cheese smothered Wedge that is, in my opinion, tastier and more satisfying.
To make this easy and delicious salad for two you will need, one head of romaine lettuce, one can of Atlantic wild caught salmon, blue cheese dressing, and grated parmesan. Optional toppings: chopped bacon, cherry tomatoes, scallions.
1. Rinse and pat dry the romaine lettuce head.
2. Cut in half.
3. Using half of a can of salmon per half lettuce head, sprinkle the salmon evenly on top of the lettuce.
4. Drizzle with blue cheese dressing and sprinkle the parmesan cheese on top. Enjoy!
There is nothing better than growing your own vegetables and more importantly, knowing what is going into your plant as far as a healthy organic soil. Providing healthy meals, such as this delicious summer salad, for my family is a top priority and thank goodness I know how to grow veggies and cook, AND my husband is a self-made soil expert/farmer, so I know who to turn to when I get ready to grow a garden. Our little ones helped us this spring plant our little garden of tomato, squash, zucchini and watermelon transplants as well as helping us add a healthy soil amendment to our good old Georgia red clay! Just this weekend we were able to pick our first homegrown tomato this season and oh what fun it was to pick for them. Before I get into growing veggies in the healthy soil here is my recipe for healthy and organic tomato - Gorgonzola and chicken summer salad that is so simple and taste delicious even with so few ingredients.
Start with the romaine lettuce, chop or tear the chicken breast. Sprinkle the crumbled Gorgonzola cheese on top. Add a splash of organic apple cider vinegar and EVOO to taste. Yum, simple...light and tasty!
The Importance of Healthy Soil
Are you looking to amend your Georgia red clay soil? Nurture and amend it with some fresh organic matter like Foothills Compost™. Many gardeners say that it can take years of hard work to improve clay soils. Yes, there must be a little tilling involved and as much organic matter as possible. The key is to amend the soil using a local product such as Foothills Compost™ which is organic compost created using food residuals and yard/wood trimmings right here in Gainesville, Georgia. The rich compost improves soil texture, helps the soil retain water, suppresses plant disease and prevents soil erosion in addition to enhancing plant growth.
Additional Features and Benefits of using Foothills Compost™:
How to Add Foothills Compost™:
Find a good sunny spot in your yard, next add one part of Foothills Compost™ to two parts native soil to your vegetable garden. Place your desired annual flower or vegetable transplant into prepared area. Lastly, don’t forget to top dress with Foothills Compost™!
For more information visit www.FoothillsCompost.com you can also purchase t™ locally at Buy The Yard in Gainesville, Georgia, visit them online at www.BuyTheYardGainesville.com
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