Saturday, March 23, 2013

Kid Friendly Salad Recipe......Think BBQ and Ranch!

BBQ Ranch Salad Recipe!!

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I served this delicious salad for dinner a few nights ago and the kids LOVED it!  My husband said it was the best salad he had ever had!

You can't go wrong mixing BBQ sauce and Ranch dressing together in the same recipe.

This delicious recipe would be the perfect salad for a summer BBQ or to grace the table at your next potluck, I guarantee you will get many recipe requests with this one! 

Lately I have been creating in the kitchen constantly.....I'm on a good roll and that doesn't always happen.  It has made my weight loss goals fairly difficult to achieve though.  I am constantly battling the strong desire to keep eating and eating and eating even though I'm full and that is NOT conducive to losing the last 5 pounds or so that I have wanted to lose.  Yes, I gained the typical 'Holiday weight' this year and I have been struggling to get it back off.

The absolute BEST program I have found for emotional and compulsive eating is The Beck Diet Solution!  It actually helped me lose the weight I had been trying to lose for years and quite quickly as well.  The book warns not to quit early but to finish the WHOLE program.....well of course me, the biggest impatient short-cutter ever quit once I met my goal weight I quit.  Exactly as the book said, I had not got my new habits down completely and fell back into my old ones!  Stupid, stupid, stupid.....I should NOT have done that....I was warned!

So starting on Monday I will be beginning the Beck diet solution again, it does not really prescribe any specific diet it is more about learning habits that prevent over-eating and other bad habits surrounding food.   Anyway, I may  post from time to time on my progress so you can benefit from seeing how I am doing with this program as I know emotional eating is such a common problem.


Joanne said...

Hello Tandi - I just found your blog today and wanted to say 'thank you' for the recipes. We recently switched back to a strict vegetarian diet (aka 'vegan') and I was searching for vegan meals that were freezer friendly. I am not sure I have found much of that yet on your site but I have gotten a few good ideas. So, thanks!


Tandi Hartle said...

Thanks, glad you like the blog. There are quite a few freezer friendly recipes, I always freeze the sunburgers, there are many casseroles that are freezer friendly as well.