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How to make Kate Middleton’s Watermelon Salad

How to make Kate Middleton's Watermelon Salad - watermelon chunks with sliced cucumbers, diced avocado, with lime juice, feta and mint leaves.

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This watermelon salad is Kate Middleton’s favorite and is so refreshing for the hot summer months.

Last summer I discovered what is apparently Kate Middleton’s favorite watermelon salad and omg I couldn’t stop eating it!  Watermelon is my absolute favorite fruit. In fact, when I was pregnant with both boys, I craved it and would go through a watermelon a day. So when I saw this watermelon salad with fresh cucumbers and feta I knew I had to try it.  I dream about it all year when I can make it for summer and you will too! Scroll down for how to make Kate Middleton’s Watermelon Salad.

Why you will love this watermelon salad

Not only are watermelon and cucumber both really refreshing and pack a satisfying crunch, but they are low calorie, super hydrating foods for the summer months. Paired with salty feta cheese, this salad is the perfect combo of sweet and savory! And then rounded out with some creamy avocado for some healthy fats.

And if you love watermelon as much as I do, check out this spicy watermelon margarita!

 

I tried Kate Middleton's watermelon salad - girl eating watermelon salad with cucumber, feta, and fresh mint.

 

How to make Kate Middleton’s Watermelon Salad

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups watermelon, cut into cubes
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 cup feta cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste

Directions:

1.) In a large bowl, add the cubed watermelon, sliced cucumbers, avocado, feta and chopped mint.

2.) Drizzle with the juice of a fresh lime, apple cider vinegar, and a sprinkle of salt then toss until evenly coated.

Enjoy!!!

Kate Middleton's watermelon salad - chunks of watermelon with cucumber, feta, mint leaves, and lime juice is a refreshing low calorie salad for summer

 

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How to make Kate Middleton's Watermelon salad - watermelon, cucumber, feta and avocado

How to make Kate Middleton's Watermelon Salad - watermelon chunks with sliced cucumbers, diced avocado, with lime juice, feta and mint leaves.

Kate Middleton's Watermelon Salad

This watermelon salad is apparently Kate Middleton's favorite. Cool and refreshing watermelon and cucumber make this a super hydrating salad for summer. Paired with salty feta and creamy avocado this watermelon salad is both sweet and savory and will become your newest favorite healthy dish.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups watermelon cut into cubes
  • 1 cucumber chopped
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 cup feta cheese cut into cubes
  • 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 bunch fresh mint leaves chopped
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, add the cubed watermelon, sliced cucumbers, avocado, feta and chopped mint.
  • Drizzle with the juice of a fresh lime, apple cider vinegar, and a sprinkle of salt then toss until evenly coated. Enjoy!
Keyword healthy recipes, salad, summer dish
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Spicy Pineapple Ranch Water

spicy pineapple ranch water

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This spicy pineapple ranch water is a refreshing twist on the classic ranch water cocktail. It’s so simple, low carb and can easily be made into a mocktail too!

If you’ve never heard of Ranch Water it’s a light, fizzy drink with tequila, soda water and limes. It’s a great sip in the warm summer months and is very low cal too! One of the other great things about Ranch Water is how easily customizable it is! If you prefer to have a mocktail, simply leave out the tequila for a bubbly drink. Or if you like something more spicy, add some jalapenos, like I did last year. You can see my spicy ranch water recipe here.

With Cinco De Mayo approaching and the summer around the corner, I was inspired to try a new twist with sweet pineapple. The end result was so good!!! I’m sharing my recipe below.

Spicy Pineapple Ranch Water

spicy pineapple ranch water

Ingredients:

  • 1 bottle of Topo Chico or other sparkling mineral water
  • Blanco tequila (I like Casa Amigos and I don’t measure)
  • Pineapple juice
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Lime
  • Tajin spice

Directions:

1.) Start by rimming a glass with some Tajin spice. I took a chunk of pineapple and rubbed it along the rim then dipped it into a plate of the spice.

2.) Fill the glass with some fresh pineapple, sliced jalapenos and ice.

3.) Add some pineapple juice, juice of some lime, tequila and top with Topo Chico.

Enjoy!!!!

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spicy pineapple ranch water

Spicy pineapple ranch water

This is a low cal cocktail packed with flavors of sweet pineapple and spicy jalapenos. Sharing my spicy pineapple ranch water recipe which pairs nicely with tacos, or just if you're outside sitting on the patio.
Course Drinks

Ingredients
  

  • 1 bottle Topo Chico
  • Blanco tequila I don't measure 🙂
  • Pineapple juice
  • Fresh pineapple
  • Sliced jalapenos
  • Tajin spice
  • Lime

Instructions
 

  • Start by rimming a glass with some Tajin spice. I took a chunk of pineapple and rubbed it along the rim then dipped it into a plate of the spice.
  • Fill the glass with some fresh pineapple, sliced jalapenos and ice.
  • Add some pineapple juice, juice of some lime, tequila and top with Topo Chico.
Keyword cocktails, low carb
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Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Crockpot chicken cacciatore

If you’re looking for an easy, warm comfort meal, this is it! I hadn’t made this crockpot chicken cacciatore in a long time and I just made it for dinner the other night and I thought, “Why is this not on the rotation?” Chicken in a delicious rich sauce of tomatoes and peppers is packed with flavor and the perfect dinner the whole family will love! Scroll down for my recipe.

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

Ingredients:

  • oilve oil
  • 1 pack of boneless chicken thighs (I chose skinless as well but you do you)
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 large red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 1 packet of Italian seasoning
  • fresh Basil, chopped

Directions:

1.) Drizzle some olive oil in the bottom of the crockpot.

2.) Add the chicken, sprinkle with salt and pepper.

3.) Add the garlic, tomatoes, peppers, onions and pack of Italian dressing seasoning.

4.) Stir combining all ingredients so that it coats the chicken.

5.) Allow to cook on high for 4 hours.

6.) When ready to serve, top with some chopped fresh basil.

This is great served over pasta or with some bread to sop up all the juice. If you’re trying to watch your carbs I love it over cauilflower rice, spaghetti squash or over green beans.

crockpot chicken cacciatore

 

crockpot chicken cacciatore

Crockpot chicken cacciatore

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Reuben Salad

Reuben Salad
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This Reuben Salad has all the classic flavors of the traditional sandwich minus the carbs and grease that you would normally get from the pub or diner. It’s super easy to prep for lunch or a light dinner and the kids ate it too! This is a great option if you’re following low carb or keto. Scroll down for my recipe for my Reuben Salad below.

Reuben Salad

Ingredients:

  • Rye bread torn into chunks
  • 1-2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1-2 heads of romaine, torn
  • 1/2 lb of deli corned beef sliced into strips.
  • 1/2 lb of deli swiss cheese sliced into strips.
  • 1 cup of sauerkraut or cole slaw (I do cole slaw since I don’t like sauerkraut)
  • Russian dressing

Directions:

  1. First make your rye bread croutons. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place your rye bread chunks on the baking sheet and toss with melted butter. Put in the oven until golden brown.
  2. While the croutons are baking, prepare your salad. I have found that if you’re serving a group of people, you can make a board and place each ingredient in separate bowls so that people can make their own individual salads. Or just combine all ingredients in one large bowl and toss.
  3. Top with croutons right before serving.

If you’re looking for great salad bowls these are my favorite! They’re awesome for pasta too!

Reuben Salad

Reuben Salad

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Reuben Salad

Reuben Salad

This Reuben Salad is a healthier option to the traditional favorite diner or pub sandwich. It's perfect for those who are following low carb or keto and super easy to prepare.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course, Salad
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • rye bread torn into chunks
  • 1-2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1-2 heads romaine lettuce torn
  • 1/2 lb deli corned beef sliced into strips
  • 1/2 lb deli swiss cheese sliced into strips
  • 1 cup sauerkraut or cole slaw
  • Russian dressing

Instructions
 

  • First make your rye bread croutons. Line a baking sheet with foil. Place your rye bread chunks on the baking sheet and toss with melted butter. Put in the oven until golden brown.
  • While the croutons are baking, prepare your salad. I have found that if you’re serving a group of people, you can make a board and place each ingredient in separate bowls so that people can make their own individual salads. Or just combine all ingredients in one large bowl and toss.
  • Top with croutons right before serving.
Keyword keto, low carb, St Patrick's Day

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