The other day my best friend’s mom asked when I was going to start seriously dating someone that I was just sort-of seeing?
Ummmm I don’t know, I just turned 24? And what is this — an intervention? I mean is there a deadline that I missed out on that says you have be in super serious relationship by a certain age? Can’t it all be casual and cool? I like going on dates, I’m just not on the marriage train. I prefer to live in the reality that love is a fairy tale, you know after I chase down all of my dreams and travel around the globe.
Speaking of romance, Valentine’s Day is coming up! Quick, Let’s eat salads before we overcompensate by shoving heart-shaped Reese’s in our mouths!
Just kidding… Sort of?
Lately, I have been a complete train wreck. Okay not necessarily in a bad way though; I’ve just been focusing on prioritizing my projects for work AND keeping up with the blog. Juggling them can be difficult and most of the time I end up working on the weekends with little time for guzzling my favorite margaritas. Wait, now that I think about it… aren’t margaritas a priority? Hmmmm. I’ll have to ponder that one.
Anyway this whole getting my life organized thing has forced me to become incredibly prepared since I’m always on the go. This includes making my meals ahead of time: oat muffins for the morning, greek yogurt with caramelized almonds for a sweet afternoon snack, and this pretty superfruit and nut salad that I’ve enjoyed chowing down on for lunch.
The salad was inspired by a fresh peach and strawberry arugula salad I made last summer for some friends. I had used peaches, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil to create the dressing. So to recreate it, the only change I made was to sub in the blueberries for the peaches.
Ohhhhh you guys, that blueberry balsamic vinaigrette is just so good! But it’s not the only thing that’s delicious. The salad is packed with good-for you things including:
I finished the salad with a bit of goat cheese, and I must tell you, it was what pulled it all together! It just pairs perfectly with the blueberry vinaigrette for a tangy and sweet bite. Plus, you get the delicious crunch from all of the good-for-you nuts. I just loveeee it! But you know if cheese isn’t your thing, simply omit!
I promise you’ll really enjoy this salad, and you better because chocolate is in our future.