Category Archives: Salads

4 simple food swaps for weight loss and improved wellness

The average American makes over 300 food-related decisions per day if weight loss and wellness are among your goals, Integrative Dietitian Ali Miller of Naturally Nourished states the food choices you make will lead to promoting health or disease.
4 Food Swap outs!
Spelt or Almond Flour for All-Purpose Flour… >> read more & watch video

Recipes to keep you hydrated during the summer

Stacked Watermelon Salad
Chef Erin Stewart, Define Foods

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1⁄2 watermelon, rind removed, thinly sliced into rectangle pieces
  • 1⁄4 large cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup pistachios, toasted, cooled and roughly chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup olive oil
  • zest plus juice from one
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Recipes that support kidney health, courtesy of Chef Aaron McCargo Jr.

Fall Harvest Orzo Salad

4 cups cooked orzo, chilled (about half a box)
1 cup dried cherries (dried cranberries may be substituted)
2 cups diced apple
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
½ cup blue cheese crumbs
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoon fresh chopped … >> read more & watch video

Foods with nutrients specific for thyroid gland support

Boosting your thyroid gland for optimal health

You may have heard about the importance of your thyroid gland, in fact the thyroid gland controls the way you metabolize food, the way you use energy, lose and gain weight, how well or poorly you sleep, and much, much more. Integrative dietitian … >> read more & watch video

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Champagne Vinaigrette
The Union Kitchen

Yield: 1 ½ gal.

Prep Time:

¾ cup Egg Yolks
½ cup Dijon Mustard
1 cup Sugar
1 qt. Champagne vinegar
1 gal. salad oil
½ cup … >> read more & watch video

The difference between whole foods and processed foods

We make over 300 food related decisions per day and sometimes it seems the foods or products that are recommended one week are then claimed to be harmful.

Ali Miller, integrative dietitian with Naturally Nourished. is here to clear up the confusion and provide us with guidelines in determining our … >> read more & watch video