Salads may seem like they are always a good choice for healthy eating, but unfortunately far too often we prepare a nutritious salad and then smother it with unhealthy, sugar-laden dressings. There are better choices for your salads that will enhance their flavor, support whatever dietary needs you have, and boost the bioactive ingredients you are eating.
This easy chicken salad recipe is the perfect way to use leftover chicken from the night before, as well as garden fresh veggies from your yard or local farmer's market. Pair it with homemade vegan ranch dressing! This Super Green Spinach and Cucumber Salad is topped with fresh microgreens and drizzled with a simple apple cider vinaigrette to really enhance the fresh and clean flavors. What better way to celebrate the taste of summer than with a Watermelon Blueberry Salad. Use our healthy substitutions for truely marvelous flavor. A healthy cranberry sauce alternative, this cranberry salad recipe uses fresh fruit and maple syrup for the most delicious relish-style cranberry salad! This is my grandma's homemade french dressing recipe. It's a healthy french dressing that makes a great alternative to the sugar laden store bought stuff! This sweet and tangy fresh tomato salad recipe is quick and easy to make and perfect for garden parties! My family loves it. The inspiration hit me! Mix the sweet potatoes with my normal recipe. And guess what? EVERYONE loved my Southern Potato Salad. The watermelon fruit basket is not only tasty, but it also serves as table decor when hosting an outdoor party. My favorite part is the dip! What's our favorite way to add cruciferous veggies into our diet? By making this vegan coleslaw recipe. It's awesome! Our salad dressings / homemade vinaigrettes are super easy to make and are extremely healthy to eat, so that's why we do it.
If you want a hearty salad recipe that is more paleo style try the easy chicken salad recipe (with or without the vegan ranch dressing). It’s perfect for when you want a little extra protein.
For holiday gatherings or family entertaining try our allergy-friendly salads like the healthy, no-sugar cranberry salad or Mama Z’s famous southern potato salad adapted to be dairy-free to fit any lifestyle.
Some of our most popular posts include our salad dressing posts. Finding a salad dressing without dairy, sugar, gluten or other additives can be so difficult that you are likely to find making your own is probably both cheaper and easier. Mama Z has developed a healthy French Dressing recipe (complete with a sugar-free ketchup recipe), Italian dressing or herbal vinaigrettes, and an amazing dairy-free ranch dressing. So yummy.
Summer-fresh produce means you have to try the tomato herbed Caprese salad. It uses healthy oils, savory herbs, and garden-fresh produce to create an explosion of flavor powerfully and simply.
Looking for superfood laden salads? You’ll have to check out our cruciferous coleslaw recipe which is not only vegan, but dairy-free, sugar-free and completely delicious. Or make up the spinach cucumber salad and use the apple cider vinegar dressing as a topping.
For a dessert salad you’ll love the watermelon fruit basket. It’s both incredibly beautiful and colorful, and so sweet. Top it with our sugar-free, dairy-free homemade whipped cream for the ultimate treat.
No matter what your health needs, these salad recipes based on the principles found in The Essential Oils Diet book are all sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and use real, whole foods to their fullest. You will love the rich flavors you’ll enjoy.