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Lemon Herb Baked Chicken Spinach Salad

A quick, easy and filling spinach salad recipe with baked chicken, radishes, cucumber, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, carrot and feta. This low-FODMAP salad is a gut-friendly healthy meal.

Lemon Herb Baked Chicken Spinach Salad with pumpkin seeds, radishes, cucumbers, feta, and carrots - an easy healthy Low-FODMAP salad recipe | TheRoastedRoot.net

If you follow a low-FODMAP diet to manage digestive issues, you know it can be nearly impossible to find certain products such as salad dressing or pasta sauce that don’t contain high-FODMAP ingredients like onions or garlic.

Sure, making everything from scratch is simple once you get the hang of it, but from time to time you want to throw together a meal that is both healthful and easy. Confession: I eat a lot of salad, but I don’t always make my own salad dressings. For those of you who love pasta or enchiladas, I’m sure you can relate when it comes to the sauce.

WELL. This just in!:

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Roasted Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Avocado and Jammy Egg

Nutritious, filling roasted sweet potato kale salad with avocado, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, and a 6-minute egg. This delicious salad makes for a satisfying complete meal. Do you ever find yourself craving the crap out of a ginormous, filling salad? For me, the hankering comes and goes in waves. I can go months without consuming salad, …

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Roasted Carrot Spinach Salad with Lemon Herb Dressing

Roasted carrots, spinach, feta, and roasted pumpkin seeds make for a hearty salad that can be enjoyed as a light main dish or side dish. This clean meal is primal and keto for those looking for low-carb meal options.

Roasted Carrot Spinach Salad with Lemon Herb Dressing - a simple clean salad that is primal and keto. | TheRoastedRoot.net #cleaneating #vegetarian #glutenfree

Oh hey! How was your first week of 2019?

For those of you who made resolutions, I hope they are coming along swimmingly. And if you haven’t stayed fully on track with your goals or aren’t currently where you want to be this very moment, remember to take whatever it is one decision at a time.

One meeting, one class, one nice gesture, one meal, one workout, one step at a time.

For those of us who are Big Picture people, resolutions or goals can seem incredibly daunting and insurmountable. In my experience, this is a sign I’m laser focused on something too large and need to take a moment to break it down into steps. Once it’s dissected, the process seems so much more doable and even pleasurable.

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Roasted Winter Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Cider Vinaigrette

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad with roasted sweet potato, carrots, butternut squash, walnuts, and maple-cider vinaigrette. This colorful, hearty salad is a marvelous side dish for fall and winter.

This post is sponsored by Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil.

Roasted Winter Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Cider Vinaigrette - carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, sweet potato, parsley, and quinoa make up this gorgeous salad | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #vegan #vegetarian

One of my favorite side dishes to make in bulk and share this time of year is a hearty quinoa salad. Starchy winter vegetables roasted to perfection and mixed in with quinoa, nuts, and fresh herbs is all-things nutritious, inviting, and filling.

If you’re already on the prowl for recipes to make and share over the holiday season, this one’s a keeper! It’s so easy to prepare and is an awesome option when you’re serving guests with dietary restrictions because it is clean as can be.

Roasted Winter Vegetable Quinoa Salad with Cider Vinaigrette - carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, sweet potato, parsley, and quinoa make up this gorgeous salad | TheRoastedRoot.net #paleo #vegan #vegetarian

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Warm Brussel Sprout Salad with Kale, Quinoa and Bacon Vinaigrette

A warm  shredded brussel sprouts salad with kale, quinoa, crispy bacon, avocado, pear, walnuts, and a warm bacon-cider vinaigrette. This nutritious salad is inviting during the cold weather months.

I created this recipe for The California Avocado Commission. You can skip to the recipe HERE or continue reading.

Warm Brussles Sprouts Salad with Kale, Quinoa, Pears, and Bacon Vinaigrette - an incredibly nutritious salad or side dish to share with friends and family | TheRoastedRoot.com #glutenfree #healthyrecipe

How do you feel about warm salads? I’ve gotta say, I absolutely love them!

If you’re a salad fiend, you may have noticed raw vegetables can be a bit tough on your digestive system. All it takes is a quick steam or saute to soften up the fibers so that your GI tract processes them easier so that they don’t cause GI upset and the nutrients are better absorbed.

I find lightly sauteed hearty greens like kale and brussel sprouts make for a filling salad that is easy on the digestive system and so cozy and inviting during the fall and winter months. With fall rapidly approaching, I’ll be whipping up warm salads regularly for lunches and dinners.

This salad is loaded with goodies! Shredded brussels sprouts, kale, quinoa, California avocado, sliced pears, and toasted walnuts make up this nutritious texturally-pleasing dish. The whole thing is tied together with a simple bacon-cider vinaigrette for a straightforward yet comforting and nourishing meal.

Essentially, it checks all the boxes!

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Burger Bowls with Chipotle Sauce

How do you like your hamburgers? These burger bowls with chipotle sauce, mixed greens, sauerkraut, pickled beets, carrot, and avocado are a colorful, healthful, clean approach to your classic burger. Change it up with your favorite bowl add-ins!

Burger Bowls with Chipotle Sauce, sauerkraut, pickled beets, carrots, mixed greens and avocado - a nutritious approach to hamburgers! These bowls are a healthy dinner option and are easy to make any night of the week!

Burgers are a fairly frequent event in my household, although my approach isn’t quite traditional. While I’m definitely up for a gluten-free bun from time to time, I actually prefer my burger in a bowl with all sorts of other goodies, or in a lettuce wrap with a side of Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Dipping Sauce.

For this particular burger bowl, I used mixed greens, pickled beets and sauerkraut (both store-bought, but you can easily make your own at home!), carrots, avocado, green onion, and those sweet potato fries with a drizzle of chipotle sauce. This bowl is so packed with flair and flavor, you’ll want to put it on repeat.

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Pesto Quinoa Salad with Asparagus, Avocado, and Kale

Light, flavorful pesto quinoa salad with avocado, walnuts, feta cheese, asparagus, and kale. This nutrient-packed dish is perfect for packing up and taking for lunches or to barbecues and picnics. I’ve been on quite the quinoa kick lately (did you check out my Mango Edamame Quinoa Salad a couple of weeks ago?? It’s pretty magical!), …

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Mango Edamame Quinoa Salad

Light and flavorful quinoa salad with mango, edamame, bell pepper, flaked coconut, roasted almonds, and basil. This super nutritious salad is perfect for summer picnics and barbecues!

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Mango Edamame Quinoa Salad - a nutritious side dish perfect for sharing with friends and family #vegan #paleo | TheRoastedRoot.net

Quinoa and I have been getting along famously lately. I have a tendency to set my sights on a specific food and let that flame just.rage, only coming up for air once I’ve sufficiently quenched that particular thirst. Lately, I’ve been on a quinoa kick, as I’ve been incorporating it into my daily lunch or dinner salad as a trusted source for carbs.

There are few carbs my digestive system enjoys processing, you see, so once I find one that works for my body, I get a little elated. I keep my diet fairly low-carb for health reasons (read more about that here), and my body is very picky about its preferred source of carbs. As it turns out, I process quinoa famously, which is great news because it’s one of those highly nutritious whole foods that’s super easy to incorporate into my daily life.

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California Cobb Salad with Chipotle Avocado Ranch Dressing

Fresh and vibrant California-style cobb salad with a spicy chipotle ranch dressing. Made with fresh California avocado, the ranch dressing is a healthier option to keep your salads squeaky clean. This post is sponsored by California Avocado Commission. This time of year, when the weather gets warmer and we have more daylight hours, I begin …

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Kale and Quinoa Salad with Apples and Walnuts

Crunchy superfood hormone-supporting kale and quinoa salad with raw walnuts, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, dried cranberries and apple. This super simple, nutrient-packed salad is perfect for putting on repeat throughout the week. Make it in big batches and take it to work!   One of the biggest topics in the health community today is hormone …

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3-Ingredient Mayo-Free Avocado Tuna Salad

Easy tuna salad made with three basic ingredients. This mayo-free tuna salad recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make, is packed with healthy fats and protein, and is perfect for work lunches. I almost didn’t post this recipe on account of the fact it’s so easy. After a little back and forth, I reasoned …

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Winter Citrus Roasted Beet Salad

Fresh, vibrant winter roasted beet salad with citrus, pistachios, hemp seeds, and avocado. This vitamin-packed salad will leave you feeling energized and glowy. How has the first month of 2018 been treating you so far? If you’re doing Whole30, how are you feeling? But really. Truthfully, I miss rice. At the beginning of my Whole30, …

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