Must.Eat.Veggies.

After a few days indulging in wine country and a few more days at home without fresh groceries, I just want vegetables. I feel like the next time I go on vacation, I need to hire someone to do some fresh food shopping for me for when I return! Hmmmm maybe I can start that sort of business? Or has Peapod already done it? ;)

Anyway, a quick, seasonal, and delicious salad recipe is always welcome in my life, and I thought I would share my latest favorite with you.

blueberry spinach salad

blueberry spinach salad

Only a few ingredients can make an outstanding dinner salad:

1 bag organic baby spinach

1 pint blueberries

1/2 cup crumbled honey goat cheese (from Trader Joe’s, sweet, creamy deliciousness! )

1/4 cup chopped Bermuda onion

I topped this with a mix of 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar, 1 TSP honey, and some ground black pepper and salt. It is summery perfection in a bowl.

I really never get sick of salad. Since I discovered Olivia’s Organic’s, I have loved salad even more, simply because they have great salad mixes AND their salads are always bone dry. The spinach I had been buying from Shaw’s was pre-washed but so wet that it rotted within a day, leaving it pretty much gross and useless, even for smoothies!

Today I plan on raiding the farmer’s market in Copley Square. I want squash, kale, tomatoes, and whatever else they have going on this time of year. And then I want lots of sleep and time to catch up on writing. I have about 15 posts in my head right now, and I just need the time to write them!

What are your weekend plans?

 How do you detox after a fun vacation or holiday weekend?

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Tags: blueberries, goat cheese, recipe, spinach, vegetables, Vegetarian

  1. Corinne’s avatar

    I detox the same way…veggies, veggies veggies. In four days I have already gone through a huge tub of Olivia’s spinach (thanks to your coupons! HA) by making ginormous salads, green monsters and stuffing wraps with the leafy green. I don’t think there is a better way to feel on track again after a vacation or eating out alot!

    It seems blueberries are topping every salad blog wide! I have yet to decorate my salad with these gems, am I really missing out!?

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  2. Shanna @ Shanna Like Banana’s avatar

    OOooo, I just made a feta spinach pasta salad…so right for summer!

    I get back on the work-out bandwagon and eat less snacky foods ;)

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  3. Michelle’s avatar

    I’m like you. When I come back from vacation, I always want to have lots of salads and I head to the gym!

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  4. Rebecca @ How the Cookies Crumble’s avatar

    I’m always craving vegetable when I get home from traveling too! It’s like no matter how hard you try, you can never fit enough fresh fruits and veggies into your diet when you’re traveling.

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  5. Simply Life’s avatar

    I always crave salads after a trip!

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  6. Lisa’s avatar

    I love this salad! Add some candied pecans and I’d eat this everyday. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Oooh I will need to add pecans next time!

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    2. Angela (the diet book junkie)’s avatar

      salad and chocolate are my two favourite food groups. (what a paradox, right?) your blueberries look devine….i guess they aren’t in season over here cuz they run $9.00 for a wee tiny pack.

      as for detox, veggies, running, and more running :)

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