Category Archives: Meal ideas

Honey Poppyseed Salad

Ive been on a salad kick lately. Mainly for lunch, but this one snuck in for dinner.

Tessemae's dressings are a HUGE favorite around here. I actually scored the avocado ranch today, on sale at Kroger!

This salad came together fast… here are the components:

  • Roasted chicken thigh
  • Raw baby carrots, sliced
  • Raw radishes, sliced
  • Raw cucumbers, sliced
  • Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • Honey Poppyseed dressing, Tessemae's
  • Optional… a couple of crackers broken on top (real life, I just had 2 in the bag and hated to leave them haha)

Y'all have any go-to salad combinations? Or dressings? Please share!

Deconstructed taco salad

Who doesn't love a "throw it in the bowl" meal?!? We do around the Cookin Up Life HQ 🙂

And we love our taco bowls! Here is what went into this one:

  • Thrive Life shredded beef (rehydrated with salsa & warmed in the skillet)
  • Butter lettuce (love this pre-washed mix I get at Publix!)
  • Cucumber (I love these as my "chip" along with some Late July chips)
  • Cheese (Kerrygold cheddar, please!)
  • Olives (Tripp and I love these!)
  • Avocado
  • Salsa (Green Mountain is one of the few sugar free ones!)

A little lime and you're ready to eat. This was on our menu (check it out here!) this week and on the menu for tonight, pre-Friday night lights.

Tripp turns TWO on Monday. So we are celebrating all weekend!! All the tools, tractors, and Tripp favs we can fit in 🙂

Happy Friday, y'all!