Gluten Free, Lifestyle

Closet Clean Out & Summer Salads

It was closet clean out day!

One of my summer goals was to clean out my closet so that it’s not only easier to get ready each day, but because I knew there were items in my closet that I never wear. It took about 3 hours for Nick and I to clear out both his closet and mine. The end result? Seven (7!) bags of clothing to donate!

Clothes to Donate!After cleaning out the closets, I was reminded of a blog I was following a while back. Have you all heard of Capsule Wardrobes?

If not, check out fellow blogger Caroline, from Unfancy. She gives a great introduction into the world of capsule wardrobing, and what it entails.

Basically, you stick with a number that works for you, say 37, and pick only 37 pieces of clothing to wear for a season. Here is her example from her fall capsule:

I love the idea of being minimalist in wardrobe pieces as a way to simplify, but I’m not yet convinced I would be able to stick with this. It did however help me purge some of the items I had been holding on to, thinking I would eventually wear them.

After a big cleaning day, we wanted something quick and easy for dinner. When the weather forecast perpetually reads 100+ degrees, salad always sounds like a great healthy option.


I washed and chopped up some romaine lettuce, lightly tossed it in ranch dressing, and made some quick gluten free croutons. I simply cut up some Udi’s gluten free bread into small pieces, tossed them in olive oil and garlic powder, and baked them in a 375 degree oven for 5 minutes. Nothing beats warm croutons right out of the oven.

garlic chickenNick grilled and sliced up a couple chicken breasts to top off our salads and to add some much needed protein. Our “house” seasoning blend is a combo of Morton’s seasoning and a roasted garlic seasoning. We have used this in sandwiches, pasta dishes, and salads, and it has worked well in all of them!

Happy Tuesday!


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