Strawberry Picking and Summer Salads

As a “stay at home mom” (AKA an on the go mom) I feel like we are constantly in the car driving from one fun thing to the next. Especially in the summer. Each day we need to come up with fun things to do for all those long summer hours!  And what could be better than picking your own fresh fruit!? I know this may not be an option for some, but with a little bit of searching from the Pick Your Own website, you may find one near you that you never knew about.

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For this outing we picked Strawberries!


And here is one of our favorite salads to make with strawberries!

Shrimp Salad with Strawberries


There are so many options with salads!  And in the summer they’re definitely favorite go-to’s because they usually require less time in the kitchen as well as minimal (if any) stovetop or oven use which heats up the house. Win Win Win all around!

Apple Walnut Gouda Salad


Chicken, Apple, Avocado Salad


Thai Mango Salad


We LOVE salads! Who knew there were so many options? Click here to check out more of our family favorites!




My name is Mel. Our family lives in Houston, TX. I keep busy with 3 crazy boys and 1 tiny girl. I’ve always loved cooking and baking, and over the last 9 years have had to hone in on a more healthy lifestyle of eating. What at first seemed difficult, or even frustrating has become so rewarding! When my husband had to unexpectedly have open heart surgery a few summers ago, I felt blessed that with all that was going on, our diet wasn’t something we’d need to adjust or change. We already ate the way the Dr’s were recommending to all their patients. For this, I was grateful!

I’m excited to have this opportunity to help others looking for simple, yummy, and healthy recipes.

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One Response to Strawberry Picking and Summer Salads

  1. Tammy Trayer says:

    What wonderful recipes!! Can’t wait to try some of them…

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