The June Salad Challenge! Plus, 6 Scrumptious Salad Recipes to Kick it Off.

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on May 28, 2012

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a challenge on the blog and as I mentioned last week I’ve had an idea cooking in my mind for a while now. In spirit of some friendly inspiration and accountability, I’m challenging myself and all of you lovely readers to enjoy one salad each and every day for the month of June.

I have a tendency to fall off the salad bandwagon, so this challenge is an effort to bring salads back into my life and amp up the veggies in my diet as summer approaches. And I hope you will be on board too! If you already do enjoy a salad each day, I challenge you to mix up your go-to salads using new ingredients, toppings, and dressings all month long.

The challenge kicks off on Friday June 1st, but I’m giving you a few days notice in case you want to prepare. Or start today! Fill the crisper. Hit up the farmer’s market. Sharpen your knives. And prepare yourself for renewed energy during the last month of spring.

Below are 6 reader favourite salads to get you started. I will be posting 5 other salad recipes shortly and hopefully a recap of my favourite easy homemade dressings for those of us who want to ditch the bottled stuff and try something new. A new salad recipe will also be featured on the blog each week during the challenge.

 

1) The Detox Salad

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If you want to feel energized and balanced, this is the salad to start off with! It’s inspired by the Detox Salad at Whole Foods. I love it drizzled with a touch of maple syrup and sprinkle of cinnamon just before serving. You will never look at raw broccoli and cauliflower the same way again…trust me on this one.

2) Spring Salad with Strawberry Basil Lemon Dressing

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A pretty salad to honour spring and use up all of those fresh strawberries! The dressing is made up of strawberries and basil, along with fresh lemon juice, a touch of olive oil, pure maple syrup, fine grain sea salt, & black pepper. It’s healthy and light, yet creamy and indulgent tasting. Pour it on top of mixed greens, chopped strawberries, and toasted coconut and slivered almonds for a healthy yet “fancy” salad.

3) Long Weekend Grilled Salad

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Mmm…one of my favs! Light, fresh, filling, and easy to throw together for any long weekend gathering. The fresh corn lends a light sweetness to the zesty lime dressing. A generous dusting of salt and pepper before serving really makes everything come together. You can also make this the day before and let the flavours develop overnight in the fridge. Just throw it into a container and you’re good to go!

4) Red Quinoa and Black Bean Vegetable Salad

 

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Extremely light, fresh, and packed with protein and healthy fats, this tangy cilantro and lime salad will have you dreaming of Summer.

5) Layered Salad with Orange-Ginger Dressing

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Just like the Whole Foods layered salad, but now made in the comfort of your own home. With some advance prep work, you can enjoy this salad all week long. You can also layer it in a big glass bowl for a party or BBQ, or even quicker, just mix it all up together and pour on the dressing!

6) High Protein Almond Quinoa Berry Salad

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Use this fun fruit salad as a side dish, breakfast, or even dessert! Strawberries, blueberries, cherries, almonds, and fluffy quinoa are mixed with a lovely maple-balsamic-lime dressing. This would make a great fruit salad to bring to a summer BBQ or gathering too.

Want to join me in this challenge?

There are many different ways you can participate…

– Leave a comment below and commit to the salad challenge! woot woot

– Blog about the challenge and post pics & recipes of your salads throughout the month of June.

– Tweet, Pin, and/or Instagram your salad creations using the hashtag: #saladaday

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Tanya Patrice May 28, 2012 at 7:50 am

Epic idea – I’ve wanted to do this for a while, so this will spur me on.

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Denise Wright June 1, 2012 at 8:14 am

I’m in!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Erica June 6, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Doing it!! Awesome Idea!

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Heidi June 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Funny, my boyfriend and I have been trying to eat a salad a day all month too, even before I read this! We both feel sooooooooo much better with eating whole, natural foods, rather then junk everyday! Looking forward to some yummy salad ideas..

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Alex Kimble May 28, 2012 at 7:51 am

I’m in! :)

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Meg May 28, 2012 at 7:52 am

I am definitely committing to this challenge! I already have so many ideas!!!!! :) I can’t wait to tweet about #saladaday AND blog about it! Thanks!

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Katie Lane May 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

Challenge accepted.

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Hilary May 28, 2012 at 7:56 am

i’m up for the challenge!

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Sarah @ Accio Muscles May 28, 2012 at 7:56 am

I actually resolved to eat more salad a few days ago, so I’m definitely in!

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Melissa May 28, 2012 at 7:57 am

I’m in! I love salads but I tend to eat the same ones all the time. I’m going to try at least two salads every week. What a great challenge!

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cait May 28, 2012 at 7:57 am

sign me up! Looks amazing!

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andrea May 28, 2012 at 7:57 am

Perfect! I am in! Love it!

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Heather May 28, 2012 at 7:59 am

I am in :)

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jesse May 28, 2012 at 8:01 am

My fiance and I were just talking last night about getting ourselves back on track for healthy eating so this is the perfect start! We’re in :)

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[email protected] healthy helper blog! May 28, 2012 at 8:03 am

I have no problem getting in a salad at least once a day…but I am struggling with creativity in the salad creation department lately! So this challenge will be perfect for me! I tend to stick to the same few combinations and never really branch out….hopefully this will get me out of my comfort zone! :)

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Christina May 28, 2012 at 8:04 am

I’m in.

I’m using CSA veggies up and I have a lot of fennel… so if anyone has ideas.
Making a gratin is out of the question with my dairy allergy and we’d prefer it to be vegan anyhow.

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jodie May 28, 2012 at 8:15 am

HI Christina,

Here is a link to a site I use with a few Fennel recipes. I have made them with and without the cheese

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/spring_fava_bean_fennel_salad/
http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/shaved_fennel_salad/

Hope this helps.

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Lesley May 28, 2012 at 8:26 am

How about fennel. orange and maybe onion on a square of baked polenta, on top of mesclun, mixed greens or spinach? Been meaning to try this at the restaurant where I work!

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Christina May 28, 2012 at 10:02 am

dang that sounds really good!

I’ve never had baked polenta but I think it might give it the substance it’s been missing with salad greens alone.

I think the only things I would need to be pick up would be the orange and some polenta/grits. We had some nice 1015 onions and the last of the euro salad mix in our basket too. :)

I am planning a pizza with caramelized fennel/onions/garlic as well.

hummm someone needs to do a “salad” pizza.

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marctr May 28, 2012 at 3:42 pm

My friend blogged about a fennel salad that I love. Simple but a nice change-up. Take a look here. http://lifetakebigbites.blogspot.com/2011/05/fennel-and-radish-salad-of.html I just bought some fennel to make this–plus all the ingredients for Angela’s detox salad–because I’ve been wanting to get back on track too! Can Angela read minds?!?

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Kelly May 29, 2012 at 2:35 pm

Fennel Salad recommendation…
One fennel bulb sliced
One clementine or orange – I like a really juicy orange like a blood orange but a navel orange will work just fine. Cut in half, then quarter and then slice that out of the peel and cut into smaller sections, so the flesh is open and juicy.
One bag bitter lettuce like arugula or just a mixed greens bag.

Vinaigrette –
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tbsp. lime juice
Dash of fresh herb such as thyme or oregano – I like to use lemon thyme
Citrus flavored vinegar to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Mix up the vinaigrette to your liking and pour over sliced fennel, orange and greens mixture.

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Ashley May 30, 2012 at 12:23 am

Christina,
You could roast it over the grill after marinating it in a flavorful oil marinade.

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Amy May 30, 2012 at 2:02 am

It’s pretty easy to make a fennel/basil pesto! I use it atop quinoa pasta. Just don’t try to hide even a teeny bit of broccoli in it (#fail). lol.

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jen May 30, 2012 at 7:42 am

I make a carrot fennel salad that has olives and sun dried tomatoes and a basic dressing — balsamic, olive oil, salt and pepper, a tablespoon of lemon juice. You chop a table spoon of the fennel fronds for garnish — looks very pretty. Grate the carrot and slice the fennel very thin. It’s yummy!

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Christina May 30, 2012 at 9:58 am

Such awesome ideas y’all! Thanks!

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Melissa May 28, 2012 at 8:09 am

I seriously need to up my veggie intake so I’m in. I don’t have a blog (yet) but I can certainly tweet about it.

I’m sure it’s not unusual but it did strike me as a little funny that someone who eats vegan needs to amp up their veggies. :P I went vegetarian for 6 weeks the other year as an experiment and found I relied too much on carbs: bagels, toast, pasta, etc. so I can see how it can happen though.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 8:17 am

I know it does sound funny. When I’m making all kinds of recipes for the blog and book, Im often very tired when it comes to making my own meals!

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Allison May 28, 2012 at 8:09 am

Im going to do join in. Hopefully I can get some ideas for new ways to use my CSA veggies. We get mixed greens, 2-3 heads of lettuce and then whatever. Lots of salads in my future!

Anyone know what to do with purslane?

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Christina May 30, 2012 at 9:57 am

When we would get it, I just added it to a veggie taco stir fry instead of a leafy green.

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jodie May 28, 2012 at 8:11 am

I am in.

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Teresa May 28, 2012 at 8:13 am

I am so in! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 8:14 am

Awesome guys! :)

Side note– I’m having some trouble with the comments link and comment section as I just did a Wordpress update yesterday. Working on it now to get it fixed!

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Ellen (Gluten Free Diva Health Coach) May 28, 2012 at 8:15 am

I love this challenge and am definitely up for it. Thx for doing this!!!!

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jodie May 28, 2012 at 8:17 am

I think I will start today. Th detox salad sounds great.

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Bronwyn May 28, 2012 at 8:19 am

I love salad daily. Sometimes I’m good, sometimes I’m not. This might be the best way to kick my creativity up a notch!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat May 28, 2012 at 8:23 am

Yep, definitely in! My salad today is a enormous mix of diced veggies, salmon, edamame, and lemon-dill dressing. Your photos are making me drool and I only just finished breakfast about 30 mins ago lol! Have a great day Ange!

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Alisha @ Pink Spatulas May 28, 2012 at 8:27 am

Angela, this is a fantastic idea! I’m trying to start a blog and this will be a great starting point. I hope you have a great week.

-Alisha

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Ally May 28, 2012 at 8:27 am

I’m in…and plan to blog about it as well!

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Mary Lee May 28, 2012 at 8:29 am

Yes! Count me in!

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Jaime May 28, 2012 at 8:30 am

I’m in. What a great idea. I go through cycles of eating a lot of salad and then not.

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Maryz May 28, 2012 at 8:31 am

I’m in…I normally eat a salad a day. But its always the same combos…starting with the Detox salad and committing to mix it up!

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Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy May 28, 2012 at 8:31 am

what a fun and healthy challenge! count me in! and your layered salad is incredible! so beautiful!

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Jessica May 28, 2012 at 8:36 am

Count me in as well. Perfect timing for a dietary detox! Bring on the freshness :)

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Lynne May 28, 2012 at 8:38 am

IN!! : D

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Danielle May 28, 2012 at 8:42 am

this is perfect, i’ve already been planning to make some goals/commitments for the month of June, I’m in!

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Nadine Veroba May 28, 2012 at 8:50 am

This is great! I am so in :)

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Lisa May 28, 2012 at 8:50 am

Sounds fabulous. I love your site and all the inspriation, I can’t wait to do this challenge!! Plus it is just what I need at this moment!

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Maura May 28, 2012 at 8:54 am

So glad I found this. I get tired of salad for lunch every day – but then, my salads are almost always very heavily based on lettuces. This will be a great challenge for me.

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Sarah Herrewynen May 28, 2012 at 8:55 am

I’m in! I never eat salads like I should. Salads for supper this summer sounds like a great idea! I’m going to try to do this not just for June but July and August as well! You can never get enough salad. ;)

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Elaine May 28, 2012 at 8:57 am

I’m in

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[email protected] May 28, 2012 at 8:57 am

I’m in! I usually have a salad for lunch during the school year but now that my schedule is changing I could see that changing. I am excited to try new salads :)

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Amy May 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

Just the right time for this challenge- I’m in! Thanks for the inspiration, as always!

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B @ Crags and Veggies May 28, 2012 at 9:00 am

What a cool idea! I love the beautiful textures and colors in your salads. I’m starting a juicing challenge today through labor day!

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Charlie May 28, 2012 at 9:01 am

That is such a great challenge! I definitely need to get back on track with my meals. Too much takeout these days.
My favorite salad: http://sweetsaltyspicy.net/2011/04/packed-rice-veggie-cashew-salad.html
:)

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Andrea May 28, 2012 at 9:01 am

I’m in! I love salad, but tend to make the same ones. I’m committing to try new salads!

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Brittany May 28, 2012 at 9:06 am

This is exactly what I need to get back into my healthy groove, a month of salad feasting! Count me in! :)

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Jen Madsen May 28, 2012 at 9:08 am

I’m SO in!

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Rosemarie May 28, 2012 at 9:13 am

Count me in. I will be on vacation in maine 6/1 to 6/5, but salads you can do anywhere. Looking forward to this!

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Carly May 28, 2012 at 9:14 am

Totally in!! After just returning from two trips I definitely need to detox and this will be a great way to get me motivated!

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Jo May 28, 2012 at 9:15 am

I can’t wait! What a great idea!

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Cheryl May 28, 2012 at 9:19 am

I have been doing this with my husband and kids for the month of May. We have been using a fantastic book for inspiration called “Salad for Dinner: Complete Meals for All Seasons” by Jeanne Kelley. Some of the most delicious entree salads and dressings I’ve ever had! Olive Bread Panzanella, Warm Wild Mushroom Salad, Tostada Salad, Greek Salad, Poached Eggs with Asparagus and Arugula…all simple and full of flavor. I think we’ll continue for the month of June. :)

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jennifer sacket May 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

just surprised your usuage of strawberries and corn. Strawberries are on the “dirty” list. they are extremly over sprayed. However, i do love your recipes just wondering why your using so many strawberries, even organic.

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Kate May 28, 2012 at 9:22 am

I’m in! I’ve been feeling the need for more veggies back into my diet as I’ve let it slip!

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geosomin May 28, 2012 at 9:23 am

Wow – that berry quinoa salad looks delicious. My sis is celiac and it’s tough to find gluten free recipes -thanks for including them! I know what I’m bringing to the family BBQ this weekwnd :)

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Katie @ Nutrition In a Peanut Shell May 28, 2012 at 9:31 am

This is a great idea! I just joined the CSA this year, so I plan on lots of salads! Nothing like a challenge to keep me motivated. I’m committing!

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Health Guy May 28, 2012 at 9:35 am

I think the number 4 recipe (Red Quinoa and Black Bean Vegetable Salad) is best. It is healthy as well as tasty that very few can resist, even non vegetarians.

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Cady May 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

I’m in. I always use bottled dressing so this will serve as incentive to make my own.

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Sandra Tranmer May 28, 2012 at 9:40 am

Super stuff Angela!

I’m especially looking forward to trying different dressings – I’m French and yes, my go-to dressing is vinaigrette (French dressing) but it gets a little boring so new ideas are always welcome :)

xx

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Matti May 28, 2012 at 9:42 am

My husband and I are in! What a great idea and the perfect season for fresh salad ingredients. This is just the reboot we need in our diet right now. Thank you!

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Natalie May 28, 2012 at 9:47 am

Great idea! I look forward to trying some of your amazing looking recipes!

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Madison @ Pilates Makes You Happy May 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

Heck yes!!! I usually crave salads anyhow, but sometimes- I get lazy! Challenge Accepted!

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Joy May 28, 2012 at 9:52 am

Count me in!

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jennifer May 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

I am so in! This will be the perfect kick start for a summer of healthy eating!

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Em Todd May 28, 2012 at 9:56 am

Definitely up for this challenge! Love the idea.

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AdrienneCarolyn May 28, 2012 at 10:02 am

This is great I’m stoked! I’m actually eating a kale, nut, and berry salad right now! (I know it’s only 11 but I ate breakfast at 6am) :-)

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Hilary May 28, 2012 at 10:04 am

I’m in!

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Joanna May 28, 2012 at 10:11 am

Love this! Perfect way to start using my veggies/fruits from the farmers markets :)

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Shana May 28, 2012 at 10:17 am

I eat salad everyday! I am so excited to get some new ideas so I can start mixing them up a bit. It’s been a long winter of roasted veggie salads. I’m ready for some freshness!

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Jane May 28, 2012 at 10:20 am

I feel like I already started your salad challenge a few months ago. I’ve really enjoyed your detox salad and chop salad in many variations. Thanks so much for your blogs and recipes, I’m loving them all.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 10:22 am

Glad to hear that Jane!

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Corrie @ Blurb Column May 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

These salads look beautiful! I am already eating a ton of salads as I am just finishing the last two weeks of an elimination type diet, but I’m so excited to try all of these combinations. I’m in for the June challenge and I’ll be blogging about it, too!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Glad to have you join in!

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Karena May 28, 2012 at 10:31 am

Love the idea of this challenge! I tend to eat a lot of salad, but it’s always the same old, same old. What better way to get myself out of my current rut than by taking part in this challenge?!

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Averie @ Averie Cooks May 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

You always have the best, most colorful, and just most delicious looking salads! Great idea on the challenge. It would not be a challenge to eat any of these :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Thank you Averie!

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Natalie May 28, 2012 at 10:40 am

Ooo! I love a really good salad, but am so intimidated when it comes to making my own?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 1:19 pm

I dont think you can go wrong with just throwing whatever is in your crisper and topping it with a fav dressing. :)

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Lynn West May 28, 2012 at 10:42 am

I’m in!! I am purchasing my first food processor this week, I have a Vita Mix blender and am ready to go to the next level. Any advice or is there already a blog? I’m looking at the (Cuisinart Elite Collection FP-14DC – Food processor – 1000 W) it’s $200.00 but I think it is probably important to buy a good quality. Any input would be appreciated. I Love Your Blog!! I have been a vegetarian for 45 years and have been Vegan only 1 year. Thank you so much for all the wonderful healthy Vegan recipes, and your inspiration!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Hey Lynn! It’s a pleasure to meet you….and thanks for reading! I have a 14cup Cuisinart processor. I’m fairly happy with it. The only things I don’t like about it are the crumbs get stuck in the lid (although apparently this can be prevented by covering with saran wrap). The processing power is great though. Im not sure I needed the 14cup model (maybe 11 or 12 would be fine) as it’s pretty big to clean. I would also recommend reading processor reviews on Amazon to get others opinions. here is a short review I did on my processor: http://ohsheglows.com/2012/04/27/kitchen-sink-nut-butter-cuisinart-food-processor-review/

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Joanne May 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

Hi Angela,

I really love your website, I’ve been vegetarian for about 10 years, but I’m slowly moving to eating mainly vegan…slowly :)

One thing I was wondering about was storing storing cooked beans (chickpeas, black beans….) once they are cooked. I really want to cut down on using canned food and do really prefer the taste of freshly cooked beans. Though I would prefer to cook them in batches (just save time and also remembering to soak them!!), do you know if they freeze well or how long they may last in the fridge once cooked?

thank you for your website, I am looking forward to having some of it in book form :)

Joanne

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Hey Joanne,

I’ve been meaning to do a post on this exact thing actually! Thanks for the reminder. Yes you can certainly freeze beans. Here is a brief article on it: http://missvickie.com/howto/beans/howtostorebeans.html

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Joanne May 29, 2012 at 10:37 am

That’s brilliant Angela, thank you :)

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 28, 2012 at 10:56 am

I’m all in… but taking a week break to go to Argentina. When in Rome… ;)

Love the salads in a jar. The layers are so pretty!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Enjoy Argentina!!!

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jude May 28, 2012 at 10:59 am

Great idea–I’m in. :)

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Janice May 28, 2012 at 11:05 am

A great challenge just as my CSA starts! I’m in :)

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Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin May 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

Great idea for a challenge! I’ll try to participate as much as possible – but it’s hard to always eat what I want when I’m living at home for the summer and eating family dinners every night. :P

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Debi May 28, 2012 at 11:13 am

I, like you, wanted a summer challenge, so I am going to change my 50/50 raw-cooked diet to all raw for the summer. I will begin June 1 and appreciate the salads you posted. They look so very good!

Debi

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Thanks Debi, goodluck with your raw challenge in June!

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Nicki May 28, 2012 at 11:14 am

I am in! I love a big salad. :)

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Lindsay @ Running the WIndy City May 28, 2012 at 11:28 am

What a great challenge, I’m in :)

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Ruth May 28, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’m in! I get so many greens from my CSA this time of year, it’ll be good to have some inspiration to eat them & make them a little more exciting in salad form. YUM!!!

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Tiffany May 28, 2012 at 11:31 am

I’m in! What a great idea, and your salad recipes are always amazing!

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Moni Meals May 28, 2012 at 11:40 am

Totally in. Sweet! I feel lucky because I pretty much eat a salad a day anyways. :) Have a great Day Ang!

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Kyra Stovall May 28, 2012 at 11:41 am

I love a great challenge! This is an awesome one!

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Jessica May 28, 2012 at 12:19 pm

count me in!

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amy May 28, 2012 at 12:26 pm

I’m in. I’ve been on the vegetarian/carnivore fence for too long. Time to jump and this is the perfect opportunity! Thanks

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Carol May 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm

Great idea! I am in:) I eat a salad every day for lunch and am falling into a rut of eating the same thing over and over.

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frances May 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

i’m in! keep me posed

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Danni @ Healthy Kitschy Vegan May 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I’m in!! :D

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Erin M May 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

I only recently found your site and fell in love – count me in!

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Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit May 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Count me in!

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Michelle May 28, 2012 at 1:26 pm

I am up for this challenge!! I absolutely love salads and could eat them for every meal everyday lol :)!! Excited to try some new ideas

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Anne Weber-Falk May 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

I’m in! I think I’ll try the detox salad to start my June of Salads challenge.

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JenniferF May 28, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I’m in…starting today!!

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Nia Sayers May 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Tweeted and blogged! I’m excited for this!

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Rebecca Vickerson May 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Thanks for this and all your inspiration in general!
@yogimominbloom

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Amber K May 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Oh man do I miss salads! Yours always look so good, too. I had gum surgery last month and I can’t eat anything crunchy like salads for at least the rest of June. Boo!

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Mary May 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I’m in. Check out Kimberly Snyder’s beauty detox book/website for some great recipes. Ditto crazy.sexy.life

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Rachael May 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

I’m in!

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Rita holman May 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I’m in!!

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Sonal May 28, 2012 at 2:41 pm

This is such a great idea Angela! I’m so up for it :)

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Shauna May 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm

I’m in! I’ve been craving salad a lot lately. Blogging every day will be a challenge in itself!

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Lia May 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Coincidentally, yesterday I decided to start doing just that! Having at least one salad a day. And getting back into more raw fruits and veggies. So, I guess I’m in by default ;)

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Kaycee st. Pierre May 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I am definitely in for this challenge!! I am currently 23 weeks pregnant and am going to accept any challenge to help me eat more veggies and make his baby nice and plump with goodness!!!!! Expect Facebook pictures for #saladaday!!!

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Fern May 28, 2012 at 3:24 pm

This is my first comment! I wanted to let you know that the timing of this challenge is perfect: I moved to a new city on Friday, start a new job on Tuesday, and — in the midst of all these changes — I’m hoping to adopt some healthier habits. Thanks for leading this challenge and for posting such inspiring entries!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 28, 2012 at 3:29 pm

Thank you Fern! Goodluck with all your life changes :)

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Amanda May 28, 2012 at 4:02 pm

This is the best idea. I was browsing for some new salad ideas today. I’m so excited!

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Callie D May 28, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Since the weather got warm, I’ve naturally been doing more salads (about every second day), but am so on board for the challenge of everyday!

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Genevieve May 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I’m in! Thanks for posting the salad recipes. I’ve been in a serious salad rut!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 10:36 am

no problem…I guess im not the only one!

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Diana May 28, 2012 at 4:41 pm

What a great challenge! I need this, especially in June, cause the birthdays and celebrations just won’t stop for me. I can’t wait to get started. :)

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Kaitlyn May 28, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I always TRY to get a salad a day, but it doesn’t necessarily happen, especially on the weekends. I’m in!

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char eats greens May 28, 2012 at 5:02 pm

I am totally on board for salad month!! I have been doing salads pretty much daily, but they are boring and I’m almost sick of them – not all salads, just them! So I definitely will be incorporating some of these and expanding my horizon!!! Mixed greens are great, but even too much of them ain’t always a good thing lol

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Hailey May 28, 2012 at 5:10 pm

I’m so down for the challenge!!! I always do BORING salads with spinach/veggies/dressing and I like that your salads shown here aren’t just a lettuce and veggie salad like I do most days. I like the quinoa/black bean salad because I could use that for the whole meal. Awesome. :-)

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Kristen @ notsodomesticated May 28, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I really want to do this … but I will need to constantly check in with your blog to remind me!! ;) Great idea!

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Carol Dunlop May 28, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Great idea. I am looking forward to the salad ideas and the pics and tasting all the different options.

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kerri sabo May 28, 2012 at 5:54 pm

i’m in!

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April May 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm

I’m excited about new dressing ideas! My salad today has falafel with some veggies, a little hummus, dijon, and oil and cider vinegar. These definitely fill me up, but apart from this type of salad, I usually just do the standard veggies and oil and vinegar, and occasionally add some random leftovers. :) I’m looking forward to all your ideas!

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Lindsay May 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm

All your salad recipes have been fabulous! We just made your long weekend grilled salad for the second time today and brought it to a family picnic. It was a huge hit! You make eating vegan so easy and delicious! Last night we had the veggie burgers followed by berry bliss oat bars for dessert. LOVE it all! Thanks for all the recipes you post! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 7:30 am

Glad to hear that Lindsay!!

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kaity May 28, 2012 at 6:08 pm

so doing this! and very excited it gives me a chance to try all the great salad recipes you and other bloggers have up! i have a salad everyday already but yess i need some spicing up!

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Lindsay May 28, 2012 at 6:33 pm

im in too!

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Lacey May 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I am not sure if I have salad EVERY day, but pretty close to it, this will just make me check that I do! I’m looking forward to some yummy salad ideas from you :) I’m not very creative and end up eating the same salad for weeks on end. Not that I mind, when I find a combo I love, I’ll eat it forever, haha.

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Kathryn May 28, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Fabulous! Your timing couldn’t be better. I’ve been eating black bean mango salad and a low fat Asian slaw for too a couple weeks. I need some new ideas.

Thanks for your take on the Whole Food layered salad. They have a fat-free kale one I wanted to try at home but never got around to it.

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Justeen @ Blissful Baking May 28, 2012 at 7:02 pm

200% committed to this salad challenge!! :)

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Alexandra May 28, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I’m in! I need to switch up my salads and toppings- perfect timing for a challenge!

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Julie Boyer May 28, 2012 at 7:26 pm

Sounds great! I already started with dinner tonight and last night. Love summer salads, thanks for the great recipes.

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venita May 28, 2012 at 8:03 pm

they all look great

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Sharla May 28, 2012 at 8:18 pm

Ok, I can do is!!

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Lexi @ You, Me, & A World to See May 28, 2012 at 8:21 pm

ME! I think I might count green monsters as salads though too :D Salads with a straw?

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Natalie May 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Love this- Posted it over on my site! Love your salad ideas too- they look so delicious.

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Melissa Prange Shirey May 28, 2012 at 8:41 pm

I am in!!! My veggie intake is very low!!

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Ariel Scheirer May 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

What a great challenge!! I am all in — I was just thinking this evening that I needed to get back to eating a raw meal once a day. ;)

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Caitlin May 28, 2012 at 8:49 pm

I’m game! Got a headstart with the Detox Salad tonight, and it was absolutely delicious. :)

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Brieann May 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I’m in!

You seriously have the best blog ever. EVER! Thank you so much- I know it takes a ton of hard work!

I started on the salad challenge tonight- made the detox salad, and I am SO pleasantly surprised by how good it is! I have been meaning to make it for a while now, but I kept talking myself out of it because I didn’t think I’d be too keen on all the raw broccoli and cauliflower. But it is so yummy! Thanks again :)

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Kim May 28, 2012 at 10:09 pm

I’m in. But shhh…don’t tell my hubby he’s getting salad every night for dinner. We’ll see how long it takes him to catch on!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 7:27 am

haha report back!

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MixedNuts May 28, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I’m IN!! This challenge is just what I need to get back on track and towards my weight loss goals. I have never liked salads, and hope to develop a liking for the good stuff through this-fingers, toes and eyeballs crossed!

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Pamela May 28, 2012 at 10:21 pm

I am soo doing this challenge!

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Heathy May 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

Love salads! It’s a big part of my diet so I’m in. Looking forward to new ideas as I usually eat the same salad 1-2 times a day!

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Katie May 28, 2012 at 10:32 pm

I’m in!! =D

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Meggie May 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm

Count me in! I’m committing!

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Devion May 28, 2012 at 10:33 pm

I’m IN! We were gungho about salads and then got sick one after the other (with 3 kids, that ended up being SIIIIIX LOOOOONG weeks of sickness) and fell off the wagon. That was April. So, we’re going to get back on track! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Adija Mugabo May 29, 2012 at 1:35 am

I’m in! It’s my birthday month in June, plus I’ll be running my first half marathon too, so it’ll be a fun month!

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Ali May 29, 2012 at 1:57 am

Keen as a bean. I’m totally in. Bring it!

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Laura May 29, 2012 at 4:02 am

I’ve been a bit stuck finding inspiration for new vegan dishes. This is exactly what I needed! I’ll be making a version of one of your salads tonight. Thanks for sharing!

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Bri Carpenter May 29, 2012 at 5:05 am

Oh yum! Count me in for sure!!! Great idea Ange :)

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Susan May 29, 2012 at 7:40 am

Great idea – I’m in! I love your salads. I’ve made the detox salad several times and have been dying to try your strawberry basil salad so perhaps I’ll kickoff the challenge with that.

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Stephanie @ The Fitness Adventures May 29, 2012 at 8:15 am

I already eat a salad everyday, but I would love to join in on the challenge too. I will start by trying out some of your amazing salad recipes, and I am always on the lookout for new healthy homemade dressings. June is going to be a yummy month for salads!

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Andrea P May 29, 2012 at 8:26 am

I had this exact goal, to have a salad everyday starting June 1. This post was perfecting timing! Now I can commit and stay accountable :) I can’t wait to try that long weekend grilled salad!

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Willow May 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

I keep seeing things that I would like to do… feel like I can do fairly easily… but then I look around and say ‘but I have so much going on right now, can’t I challenge myself to do that later?”
But then it wouldn’t be so challenging! So you know what? You’re on! I love salads, eat them all the time anyway, and would be thrilled to have one every day. Plus, with the weather so hot and not wanting to cook, this really is perfect timing. I’ll do it! :D

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 10:35 am

I’m happy to hear that Willow. I can relate to putting things off ;)

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Ashlee May 29, 2012 at 8:40 am

This challenge is EXACTLY what I needed!! I fall off the salad bandwagon, too. This is the perfect way to get back on. I am totally in! I will be blogging about it and taking pics of my salads. Thanks for inspiring all of us! And I am going to try some of your lovely salads that you posted. Thank you, thank you!

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Cait's Plate May 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

I could definitely get on board with this! You’ve really got me craving salad now so that’s a good start!!

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Nikki May 29, 2012 at 8:45 am

I’m also in for this challenge! What a great way to kick start the summer. I’m also looking forward to exploring some new salad options because I also get stuck in a monotonous salad rut. Thanks for creating this inspiring challenge!!

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Catalina @ Cake with Love May 29, 2012 at 8:52 am

I am in, I really need more greens in my life, but I am telling you ahead of time that my salads won’t be all vegan! :)

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JennyO May 29, 2012 at 9:08 am

I’m in!!!!

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Megan May 29, 2012 at 9:15 am

Challenge accepted, I love this idea and LOVE your top recipes! I am nearing the end of a 21 day juice fast so I’ll get a late start on June 4th but this is the perfect challenge to help keep me on the straight & narrow as I come off my fast!!!

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Adina May 29, 2012 at 9:30 am

Oh mama, I want that detox salad RIGHT NOW.

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charlotte lewis May 29, 2012 at 9:31 am

My daughter sends me recipes from your blog so often that I decided to explore your blog for myself. Your “eating story” was intriguing & I’d like to say congratulations for eating & exercising your way to health & fitness!! You look fab. Thanks, too, for the salad challenge.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 10:34 am

Thank you Charlotte, Im glad you are enjoying the blog!

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Kristin May 29, 2012 at 9:36 am

I’m a first time commenter and I’m so happy I found your blog Angela!
I cannot wait for a salad a day in June! I’m committed!

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Amanda Molnar May 29, 2012 at 9:56 am

Lovelovelove this idea!

I’m in! And I’ve convinced a few downtown Toronto ladies to join the challenge too!

So excited!

(so many exclamation points!)

xx

-Amanda

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 10:34 am

The more the merrier! :)

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Emily May 29, 2012 at 10:06 am

Definitely In! :)

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Ann May 29, 2012 at 10:19 am

I love it! My husband and I eat lots of greens this time of year because of our CSA.

We have recently starting making the Weekend Glow Kale Salad with your Better-than- Bottled-Vinaigrette and it is a fabulous and fresh. I chop all the fixins and leave it in a tupperware, and then when I make my luch I massage the kale with the dressing. So wonderful!

Can’t wait to see what other salad ideas you come up with!

*I also wanted to say that I have gotten back into running, highly inspired by you :) Doing the Couch to 10K program on my iPhone and loving it. You are SUCH an inspiration!!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 10:33 am

Goodluck with your Couch to 10k Ann! I hear they are great programs. :)

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Emily May 29, 2012 at 10:29 am

This is perfect timing–I found out I’m pregnant with my first over the weekend, and I’m trying to pack in as many vegetables as possible! :)

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Tonya May 29, 2012 at 10:30 am

Angela, your awesomeness continues to amaze me!! I couldn’t figure out where I was off track but this post showed me that I abandoned my salad a day habit over the winter. It will be my pleasure to go along for the ride! Thank you once again for always inspring me. :-)

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Sophie May 29, 2012 at 10:38 am

Count me in!

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Sandra in Texas May 29, 2012 at 11:07 am

I’m definitely ready for the challenge. It’s already so hot here in Texas all I want to eat is salad anyway.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 2:21 pm

Oh I bet its hot there right now…stay cool!

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Sharon May 29, 2012 at 11:35 am

I just started my transition to vegan, told turkey from meat/dairy eater, and after my first month with out them, I don’t miss them and I feel amazing!!! Salad game face on, can’t wait to give this a try!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

gooduck!

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Erica May 29, 2012 at 11:39 am

This salad challenge is a great idea! I love your salad recipes. I’m in!

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Anna @ The Guiltless Life May 29, 2012 at 11:40 am

Ooh I am nearly completing my own personal challenge of a Salad-a-Day May that I blogged about a while ago, and I am nearly done! I don’t know if I can carry it over to June – what I learned from the challenge is that I love salads and need to incorporate them more into my diet but having one every day got a bit of a chore by the end of the month! So I will take your delicious salad recipes and try to incorporate them into my life at least 4 times a week in June!

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suavacita love May 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

I really like this idea, and challenge, I cant wait to start, its great that other people want to do this.

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Laura S. May 29, 2012 at 11:56 am

Since I have been on the Eat to Live program I have been eating at least one salad a day but I think dressings are the key to keeping salads interesting and I am running out of ideas! So I look forward to your new recipes there. Can I make a request for some no-oil dressing options?

I made your veggie burgers this weekend for a couple of parties and I was impressed that many carnivores were not only willing to try them but very much enjoyed them! I did make a few adjustments…used 1/2 black beans and 1/2 brown lentils instead of all beans, reduced the breadcrumbs by 1/2 cup, and used walnuts instead of almonds, which gave a bit more crunch. Anyway, they went over great! Thank you!

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Christina May 29, 2012 at 12:22 pm

I’m in! I was getting tired of my usual salad dressing (balsamic) – can’t wait to try some new dressings!!

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Kathryn May 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I’m doing Ani Phyo’s raw foods fat blast for the next 15 days so I can’t imagine I won’t be in. I love salads in the summer. No need to heat up the apartment!

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Becky May 29, 2012 at 12:43 pm

I’m in!!! Keep the fun, fresh ideas coming!!

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Yasmine May 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

I’m in! – I tend to make the same salads as well and appreciate these recipes. They have inspired me to be a bit more creative.

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Vivienne May 29, 2012 at 1:04 pm

I am the only vegetarian in my household and after making dinner for hubby and sons, I almost always have a salad for dinner every night. However, it’s usually the same old, same old and I’m getting a little tired of it. I’m ready to try something new and your salads look absolutely scrumptious! I can’t wait to try them all! Thanks so much, Angela!

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Becky May 29, 2012 at 1:09 pm

You must’ve been reading my mind, Angela – I was JUST thinking that I’ve not been eating the amount of veggies (or fruit) that I should lately – I seem to be on a carb kick. I love this challenge and hereby commit to it – viva la veggies!

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jude May 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm

http://pinterest.com/_jude/a-salad-a-day-june-2012/

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

followed you :)

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Addie May 29, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I am a 68 yr old and you have inspired me to join this salad challenge as well as the new ab for June challenge.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 29, 2012 at 2:20 pm

wow go Addie!!! :) good for you

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Jocelyn @ Peace Love Nutrition May 29, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Great Challenge Angela- there are so many ways to create a delicious and healthy salad!

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Ali May 29, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I started the challenge a little early. My goal is to eat a salad a day for lunch. I made the detox salad today and plan to eat it the rest of the week. Next week will be a new salad.
Thanks for the great idea!

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Lynne May 29, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I’m in too! Like so many others, I tend to make the same salads over and over but so enjoy fabulous salads I eat at the homes of friends and in restaurants. I’m off to make a salad right this minute! Great idea, this!

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Jemma @ Celery and Cupcakes May 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm

A salad a day sounds like a gr4eat idea!

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Kelly May 29, 2012 at 2:38 pm

I’m am going to try this too! Helps keep me motivated to eat more salad!

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Lea May 29, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I made this salad yesterday and it was delicious! I tweaked slightly and added black olives and scallions to keep that tex-mex lime/cilantro vibe going. I just got my grill last week so I’ll be making this again soon. Yummy!

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Kathy May 29, 2012 at 3:26 pm

How lovely. I have a challenge for you also. Can you come up with a delicious dressing comparative to ranch or blue cheese, using yogurt or tofu? I get tired of the vinegar based dressings as that is about all I use. I really miss blue cheese since going vegan and would love to find a really good substitute that I can make. Thanks for the luscious recipes.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

I will put my thinking cap on :)

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Dana May 29, 2012 at 3:30 pm

This will be easy. I alread have a salad every day with dinner. With it being so hot in New York right now, I might just only have salad for dinner.

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Lisa May 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Love it! Salads are my absolute fav!! I tried your Weekend Glow Kale Salad the other week and nearly died and went to Heaven, it was THAT good! Thanks for the creative and DELICIOUS recipes… keep them coming!! Best food website I’ve ever come across by MILES and MILES!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012 at 8:30 am

Thank you Lisa, that is great to hear!

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Chirpiebird May 29, 2012 at 4:01 pm

I’m totally on board with this challenge! I was just saying, to myself of course, as I often talk to myself :), that I had gotten out of the salad habit and really needed to get back to it. This challenge is perfect!! Thank you for all of your healthy inspiration. I love your blog and feel it has made a very positive impact on how I eat and how I feel about my body.
Keep the great recipes coming :)

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Amy H. May 29, 2012 at 7:46 pm

I love this idea. This will encourage me to eat a greater variety of salads and to blog more.

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Kate May 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm

I made the detox salad tonight, delicious!

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Lorraine Crespo May 29, 2012 at 8:42 pm

I am committed to the challenge. I can’t wait.

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TastefullyJulie May 29, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Gorgeous salads! I could probably eat a salad every day all year!

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Ashley May 30, 2012 at 12:20 am

If you need some inspiration or start feeling bored with your salad challenge, I suggest you check the one out at this link (to make or even for ideas). I has greens, chickpeas and avocados with a creamy avocado wasabi dressing.

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Ashley May 30, 2012 at 12:21 am

http://veganyumyum.com/2010/01/avocado-wasabi-salad/

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012 at 7:42 pm

thanks will do!

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Jennifer May 30, 2012 at 6:01 am

I usually have a spinach salad every day at work, but would love to mix it up. As good as spinach is, it does get a little boring! Looking forward to the challenge :)

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Judy May 30, 2012 at 6:07 am

Great idea . . . . . count me in.
I have made two of your salads and LOVE them. When is the cookbook coming out? You have such a gift, Angela.

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Vicky (Sweet and Healthy Living) May 30, 2012 at 7:16 am

Yay! I am definitely doing this!

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Lana May 30, 2012 at 7:41 am

Yep I’m up for this! I have been trying to have salads instead of sandwiches the last week or so and have been very good! I just need to be a bit more creative now so will try and make myself some more interesting salads for the month of June :)

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Nichole May 30, 2012 at 7:44 am

I’m in!!!! Can’t wait to start

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tori May 30, 2012 at 8:33 am

I’m in for the challenge! I love eating salad but it’s true– I often fall off the salad wagon even though my body feels so good while I’m eating them. Thanks for this challenge!

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Rilla May 30, 2012 at 9:06 am

I am in. I love salad but get lazy about making them. I hate to quit so this will motivate me to do it.

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Madison May 30, 2012 at 9:21 am

I want to say Ill join in but I have a problem. Whenever I eat salads, I’m NEVER full or satisfied after. Do you supplement with pretzels or something on the side? Or do you just add more to the salads? Id love to eat more veggies and salads but my hunger usually makes me choose something else. Any tips or advice?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm

It totally depends on the salad I guess. Sometimes its a side, sometimes it’s a meal. If Im making it a meal I add seeds/nuts, protein (like chickpeas or lentils, sprouts), avocado/healthy fats. The goal is to make it calorie dense when making it a meal, but a simple bowl of veggies won’t hold me over very long!

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Sarah May 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

I think I can do this! Sounds like fun – now if only I can convince my husband to do it too!!

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Minerva May 30, 2012 at 10:03 am

I’m down for this challenge :)

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Stephanie May 30, 2012 at 10:16 am

I’m in! I’m excited to try new and different salads. I am also doing the Runner’s World challenge #RWRunStreak, run at least one mile every day from Memorial Day to July 4th. Sounds like a healthy way to end spring, and start summer!

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Kristin May 30, 2012 at 10:21 am

I’m in!!!

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Amy May 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

I need to be in. I WILL be in! A salad for lunch everyday will be my goal :) I’m a vegetarian who eats relatively well, but I know I need to up my vegetable intake. I write this as I’m waiting for water to boil for our trader joe’s organic macaroni and cheese lunch :p

salad a day – yes! Our garden lettuce is pretty much ready, so I’ll be good to go. Oh, and strawberry season just started, so I know what my go-to combination will be.

Thanks for the kick in the pants!

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012 at 1:21 pm

haha glad to hear that :) I tend to fall low on my veggie intake too.

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lynn fregoso May 30, 2012 at 12:12 pm

I have very athletic children, weight trainers, sprinters, baseball players and they all want healthy food to eat. Thank you so much for the salad challenge, they all love your recipes!! All of their coaches, trainers, and teammates want to know, “where did you get that salad?” Best of all I am a vegan and am happy with their choices. Thank you so much for your recipes.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Thank you Lynn, that means so much to me!

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Andrea @ Vegvacious May 30, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Yahoo!! – healthy accountability as we head into the summer. Love it and I am definitely IN!

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Kimberly May 30, 2012 at 1:06 pm

Count me in for the June Salad challenge! As the temperature rises, I find myself not really wanting to eat – everything just feels to “heavy” in my stomach. But I need to noursih my body, so salads are great way to get in my nutrition without being weighed down. I am already planning on making the detox salad to use for next week’s lunches.

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Hope May 30, 2012 at 1:14 pm

You might be my hero if you can save salads for me…. I got so tired of them that I rarely eat them anymore, but I am definitely going to try your salad challenge and see if I can revive my love for them. These look great and I’m looking forward to trying them!

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Laura May 30, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I’ve been on board with this the last couple of weeks already – I did some traveling recently where the food was basically meat (since I’m not veggie/vegan) and carbs. Delicious, yes, bu t since I got back I’ve been craving (and giving in to it) salads of all kinds, usually for lunch, sometimes dinner, and one memorable day included a breakfast salad. :)

The June salad challenge sounds awesome. :)

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Hope Langston May 30, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I’m in!

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Amber from Slim Pickin's Kitchen May 30, 2012 at 3:18 pm

I’m in! I adore salads!

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jessie ann james May 30, 2012 at 3:40 pm

im so in!!!

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kristle May 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

i love when i find a great recipe online and realize i have all the ingredients already to make it! the detox salad should be happening in my kitchen in the next half hour, though i’m going to sub pumpkin seeds for the sunflower seeds.

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Marcie Fairbanks May 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I am trying to find some great salad ideas that are really kid friendly. My brood feel that a piece of iceberg lettuce is a salad! Count me in on making this mission my priority for my whole family! Thanks for the idea!

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Josalyn May 30, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I’m in! And thanks for the awesome challenge to encourage getting more veggies in everyday. Now I just have to get my 3yr old to think this too! Since I thought your June Salad Challenge was such an encouraging idea I shared it with my moms group on our group Facebook page. Some of them want to get in on the challenge too! Here’s what our group is about: Capital District Foodie Tots is a group for families trying to get fresh, healthy meals on the table in today’s busy world. With an emphasis on farmers markets, vegan & vegetarian, and gluten-free cooking; Foodie Tots shares recipes & resources to make eating healthy and fun for the whole family. Foodie Tots also features recipes for getting kids into the kitchen, as kids who cook are more likely to eat a varied diet and maintain a lifelong interest in eating well. We also offer activity groups for members with common interests including Foodie Tots book club, cooking club, and a monthly Kid Food Swap. I’ll keep you posted on our salad challenge. Or should we submit things/ideas somewhere else?

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Hey Josalyn! Thank you so much for sharing the challenge with your group. The group sounds fantastic by the way :) What a great idea! If you have any salads you can share them also on my facebook wall, where other readers will be able to see them. If I think of another way to share I will let you know!

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Josalyn May 30, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Hi Angela! Thanks for the reply. I’m going to copy your response to our FB group page and encourage them to share ideas/pics on your page too. Every month we’ve been doing a Snack Mix-er (everyone brings a trail mix item to share) maybe I should also add a Salad Mix-er for the month of June in honor of your challenge! This might just be for the mommies. ;)

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Hope Langston May 30, 2012 at 8:59 pm

The salad mixer is a great idea, Josalyn!

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Ranelle May 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm

This challenge is awesome! I’ve been wanting to make salads for lunch but I get so bored with the plain Jane salads (lettuce, tomato, cucumber, etc.) and the same old dressings. This will be a great way for me to try some new salads & make it fun!

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Stefania @ Revitalize with Stefania May 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm

I’m in! http://revitalizewithstefania.blogspot.com :)

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Gwen May 30, 2012 at 6:29 pm

I’m in! I’ve been in a bit of a food creativity and blogging rut lately. This should help!

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Jane May 30, 2012 at 6:36 pm

I love salads even more than I love chocolate (and I do love chocolate), if that puts it into perspective. I look forward to your recipe ideas! Today I created a hearty salad to use the spinach and arugula in the garden, and it was darn good! http://cultivatejlcm.wordpress.com/2012/05/30/arugula-apple-wheatberry-salad/

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Michelle May 30, 2012 at 7:06 pm

Can’t wait. Just what I needed to get back on the salad for lunch every weekday. HOping for a green monster and salad each day, with a small break to eat up leftovers on the weekends.

PS you have been a God-send, my son has not been able to tolerate milk recently. I am constantly at your blog looking for recipes to help him adjust to his new life, and yet keep it healthy and full of nutrients for my growing boy. Thank you.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Aw thank you Michelle! I’m so glad to hear that the recipes are helping your son. :)

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Amy May 30, 2012 at 7:13 pm

I’m in! I loved your Spring Salad with the Strawberry Lemon Basil Dressing. Can’t wait to try all the others!! I plan to blog about the challenge as well.

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Amy Reinink May 30, 2012 at 7:38 pm

I’ve been eating a ton of salads lately, and am eagerly anticipating an influx of new recipes. Great idea!

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Monica May 30, 2012 at 7:43 pm

This is such perfect timing! I was scouring my favorite blogs for some fresh salad ideas and couldn’t be happier to have found your salad challenge. :) Challenge accepted! Bring on the nuts, berries, greens, and awesomeness in a bowl.

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Erica Svatek May 30, 2012 at 8:17 pm

Ok, I’m in!

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luv what you do May 30, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I will be out of town this weekend so I may have to push my salad challenge back a bit, but I am in. I have been planning to make a Red Quinoa Tex Mex salad (similar to WF) and have all the ingredietns in hand. I love the idea of a healthy lunch layered with whole grains and fresh veggies. Hooray Challenge!

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Linda May 30, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I’m in – we’ll see how long it takes the family to notice!

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Christine May 30, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I’m doing this with a friend. Can’t wait!

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Zestful Lou May 30, 2012 at 11:23 pm

The fiance and I are in! We started tonight. A couple extra salads won’t do any harm.

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Sherilyn May 31, 2012 at 12:51 am

Hi Angela,

My husband and I need to get back on track by eating healthier. We are so in! :)

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

Glad to hear that! :)

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Lisa @ Exercise Eat Repeat May 31, 2012 at 2:45 am

Count me in. I love this idea although i will not be able to start until 06 June as am camping with NO fridge! Looking forward to reading salad ideas and blogging my own.

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

Cool have fun camping!

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Wendy May 31, 2012 at 8:11 am

What a great idea! Like a lot of other people who have commented I tend to eat the same salad over and over and then get really burnt out. This will be a great challenge for me!

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Stacy May 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

I am SO in!!!

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Teresa May 31, 2012 at 10:26 am

I love this idea! Thanks for the challenge!

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Kimmoy May 31, 2012 at 1:01 pm

This might be silly, but can we get a shopping list? I don’t have currants, slice almonds, and all these other interesting food items readily available in my pantry lol

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Angela (Oh She Glows) May 31, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I would check out my vegan pantry list :) http://ohsheglows.com/2012/04/09/my-vegan-pantry/

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jen May 31, 2012 at 1:38 pm

I AM IN!!

This is just the kick in the a$$ I need to add more veggies into my day!

Thanks!

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tljordan May 31, 2012 at 3:56 pm

I am in! I already eat a salad a day but I am looking forward to trying different recipes. I tried your Detox Salad and loved it!

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Ginger May 31, 2012 at 9:25 pm

I’m in – and so are three other nutrient rich vegan types from my office!

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Brittany @VeganBarista June 1, 2012 at 1:41 am

Committed. SOOOO excited. I am one of those already-a-salad-a-day-ers, so i’ll be committing to the routine-change-up for all of june! This WILL be fun! YAY!

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Lili June 1, 2012 at 2:06 am

Ur salads look amazing.. I want to join in for a salad everyday… U should do an ebook so we wont have to wait so long for your book..(:

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Libby June 1, 2012 at 5:12 am

What an awesome idea!

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Kate @ Our Little Sins June 1, 2012 at 5:32 am

Yippee, this is just the thing I need to motivate me! I’ve recently been diagnosed with fructose malabsorption and need to monitor my diet more closely so I stop feeling so sick. Salads are the PERFECT food but because we’re going into winter they’re not exactly what everyone’s talking about! I may end up posting about many a ‘warm salad’!!

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[email protected] June 1, 2012 at 8:13 am

I eat a salad pretty much every day so this challenge will be easy for me. I am addicted to kale, literally! I make my lacinato kale salad at least 2x a week. I also love and make often your tahini “glow” salad. I even posted it on my blog.

I also want to say that I just love your blog. You have the best “healthy” recipes and it’s always a treat visiting your site!

xo,
Jackie

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 1, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Thank you Jackie! You are too kind.

Good for you for enjoying a salad every day…I wish I was the same!

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Saguna June 1, 2012 at 8:36 am

Here’s my first June #saladaday -http://fictionsfactsfractiousness.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/strawberry-watermelon-spinach-salad.html Thanks for the awesome motivation and idea, Angela!

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katie June 1, 2012 at 8:39 am

i am in and i am excited.
thanks, katie

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erin @ blue yurt farms June 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

Love the idea — and can’t wait to try new salads. We eat one nearly every day, but it’s generally the same sort of recipe — lettuce + red onion + cheese + homemade dressing. Just created a new salad pin board to stay inspired (http://pinterest.com/blueyurtfarms/salads-salads-more-salads)!

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Amy Ramos June 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

I am so glad I found this! This sounds like a fabulous challenge and I will do my best to do it.

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Tamara June 1, 2012 at 1:34 pm

I’m in. thanks girl!

xox
T

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Sylvie June 1, 2012 at 2:53 pm

I’m so in! I already fed my meat-loving dh your red quinoa salad and he loved it! That’s all he stuffed back all night. He even went for more information stead of his late night chips/nuts/cookie munchies.

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Nicole June 1, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Loving this idea! These salads all look amazing, although I was wondering if you had any idea as to what I could use rather then all the olive oil in the dressings. I am trying to stay away from oils…

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Angela (Oh She Glows) June 2, 2012 at 8:56 am

Pureed avocado perhaps? Im not saying it would work with every flavour though…

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Miranda Eddy June 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

started the day off with the detox salad!! yum! had some chickpeas and quinoa on the side! yum! even my kids ate it!

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Nancy June 2, 2012 at 5:33 pm

I usually do eat a salad a day, but this will keep me on track and help me discover new ones :) Great idea!

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Carol June 3, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Made the detox salad tonight for dinner. My hubby loved it and had seconds:)

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RC @ Just Add Cayenne June 4, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I love this “challenge”! I put it in quotes b/c I have salads everyday anyway, but they could be more creative. Today’s salad was a spring mix with steamed Brussels Sprouts, beets, broccoli, and beans (that’s a lot of B’s!) and I used a thick veggie lentil puree mixed with balsamic for the dressing.

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kristle June 19, 2012 at 12:48 pm

i just wanted to say thanks for introducing the salad challenge idea to me. i’ve only tried one of these so far, but i’ve been making an effort to include more colors and healthy toppings onto my daily salad. recently tried sprouts and pea shoots for the first time :)

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Kathy June 24, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I can’t believe the month of salads is coming to a close. This was so much fun! My husband didn’t think we could do it and still keep it interesting – but he has been hooked too. We have tried so many new salads. I’ll definitely keep it going into July – thanks for the great idea!

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Karen April 30, 2015 at 10:14 am

Excited to try the 6 Scrumptious Salads. I just printed out all Six!! Thank you for all your hard work!! Have to be careful not to overdo my shopping, seems like I am at the grocery store everyday, I have a very small pantry! I may even have a lot of the ingredients at home.. have to take inventory…first.

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