Gluten Free Apple & Kale Chicken Salad

School lunches.  Are you ready for them?  Well today I want you to think past the old standby of peanut butter and jelly (which I love).  And I want you to take a walk past the deli counter (and keep on walking).  Today I want you to consider chicken salad.  Chicken salad is one of the most versatile lunch options around.  It is so much more than just a mayonnaise laden sandwich filling.  It’s a blank canvas just waiting to be filled with anything that your creativity and taste buds can imagine.

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Classic Chopped Salad

Summer is all about freshness.  Farmers Markets.  Pick Your Own Farms.  Roadside Produce Stands.  Backyard Gardens.  There is simply nothing better than fresh.  What better way to highlight all of your delicious and healthy produce finds than in a salad.

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Gluten Free Italian Pasta Salad (Mayo Free, Dairy Free)

Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and with that comes backyard get togethers, BBQ’s, and picnics.   Chances are the usual cast of characters will be present at most summer gatherings.   You know them well: coleslaw, potato salad, and pasta salad.

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Chicken and Broccolini Panzanella Skillet

I love veggies, and among my favorite is broccolini.  Broccolini is not baby broccoli, instead it is a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese kale created back in the 1990’s.  This is NOT some genetic engineering product.  It is a product of slow cross pollination efforts – that’s what all hybrid plants are.

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