Lean Clean Detox Salad {Gluten Free, Vegetarian}

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Not only do I feel like I am a natural harvester when I chow down on this guilt-free salad, I feel like my internal organs are getting a good scrub down by the awesome, detoxing ingredients in this caveman meal.

Everything in this little mixture of greens is so good for you. It has crunch, tang and a little bit of savory flavor. Can it really get better than this? You will not – and I repeat – will not miss the meat in this little meal. The Brussels sprouts fill up that tummy and provide that fleshy goodness.

You will need: 1 green onion, 1 pinch of cilantro leaves, 2 handfuls of organic salad mix, 8 Brussels sprouts (cooked and sautéed with onions), 1 handful of almonds (chopped), ½ avocado and homemade Italian dressing.

Literally all you have to do is mix these all together and enjoy. You will want to chop the green onion and the cilantro (in order to make bite size pieces). Simply, add them to the salad mixture.salad detox

Sauté the Brussels sprouts in olive oil with chopped yellow onions. I typically let these sit the fridge for a couple days, after they are cooked, in order to soak in that onion flavor. Dump your plump Brussels sprouts into your green salad mixture.

In a food processor, place in a handful of almonds. And pulse – so you get little nuggets of almond pieces. Pour these crumbles over the greens.

Add your chopped avocado half – and then douse with dressing. Click on this link to find out how to make the best salad dressing that I have ever tasted – here.

Enjoy your detox salad.

Pepperoni Pizza Salad {Gluten Free}

saladThis little salad will make your mouth water. If you are trying to stay off breads and pastas – or live the gluten free lifestyle this is the perfect salad for you.

It is like an Italian pizza explosion in your mouth. And, it’s so simple to make.

You will get that pepperoni, cheese and spicy combo with this little green delight– and can also indulge on those black yummy olives. {I could literally eat a whole can as a snack!}

You will need: 1 head of romaine lettuce, 10 pepperoncini peppers, handful of black canned olives, 7 sliced radishes, 5 mini marinated mozzarella balls, low-fat turkey pepperoni slices – and your favorite salad dressing.

First chop up your lettuce. I like finely chopped salad. So spend some time making sure my pieces are little. Fill your big bowl up with this hearty goodness.

Throw the pepperoncinis on top of the lettuce. It’s ok if some of the juice drips into the salad – this creates such great flavor. Lay the rest of the ingredients on top of the lettuce.You don’t have to use radishes. I just found that they provided a real good crunch to this meal.

I used a low-fat ranch dressing for the salad and mixed it in. However, light olive oil and vinegar would probably taste nice. You will want something that pairs well with the Italian flavorings.

Hopefully, this is a fun new salad idea for you, if you are trying to spice up those mundane healthy meals. You get the taste of pizza without all the calories and gluten. Yum.