My Everyday Salad Is Healthy and Delicious

by Alli

We all have our favorite salads, right? My Everyday Salad is the salad I eat most days, especially during the spring and summer. For me, salads are the perfect lunch. 

My Everyday Salad in a white bowl

I tend to overindulge a bit during the holidays. Once they are over, I jump back into a regular exercise routine and a healthier eating plan. 

Today I’m sharing my favorite lunch salad. It’s quick and easy. This salad is also filling and portable. 

Salads can be so boring. However, I never, ever tire of the crunchiness, the sweetness, the tartness, the goodness of my everyday salad. Yum! 

Green Salad topped with pecans and apples in white bowl

Of course, sometimes I get tired of this salad and I have to switch things around. I’ll change up the fruit, the nuts, and the salad dressing. 

My Everyday Salad

For this salad, you’ll need:

  • 2 cups organic spring mix (baby greens & radicchio)
  • 1 small red delicious apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Lite Dressing
  • 1 Tablespoon cranberries (optional)

Mix Things Up With My Everyday Salad

Sometimes, just to mix things up, I use a Bosc pear instead of an apple and walnuts or almonds instead of the pecans. As much as I love this dressing, I have to mix it up some so I don’t get in a rut. 

I’ve never been one to like my salad swimming in dressing. When I’m eating out, I always ask for the dressing on the side so I can lightly dress the salad to suit my taste. Plus, I save lots of calories. 

Helpful Hint: This salad can also be stuffed into a pita for a portable lunch.

More Healthy Salad Options

Salad Greens in Brown Bowl

Salad greens are so good for us. Plus, they are usually very low in calories. Here are a few of my favorite greens:

  • Spinach leaves
  • Butter lettuce
  • Romaine
  • Shredded Iceberg
  • Radicchio 

More healthy Salad Add-Ins:

  • Nuts (I always measure a serving size because the calories can add up quickly)
  • Seeds
  • Berries 
  • Beans (Chickpeas are a favorite)
  • Fresh fruit
  • Olives
  • Fresh Vegetables
  • Grilled chicken or salmon

Healthiest Salad Dressings

No matter how high we pile our plates with good-for-us greens, the wrong dressing can undo all of our good intentions.

It’s easy to whip up a healthy salad dressing at home using vinegar, herbs and healthy oil. You can also find a store-bought salad dressing that works.

When it comes to store-bought dressing, Asian Toasted Sesame is a favorite. I also like:

  • Light Italian
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette 
  • Lite Chunky Blue Cheese
Yield: 1 Serving

My Everyday Salad

My Everyday Salad

This is my go-to salad during the spring and summer. I love the crunch of the pecans and apples.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 cups organic spring mix (baby greens & radicchio)
  • 1 small red delicious apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons Kraft Asian Toasted Sesame Lite Dressing
  • 1 Tablespoon cranberries (optional)


  1. Place the spring mix baby greens in a bowl or plate. Top with apples, pecans and cranberries. Drizzle the dressing over the top.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 359Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 4mgSodium 166mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 8gSugar 19gProtein 4g

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Alli January 28, 2013 - 8:46 pm

Thanks for visiting! It’s my favorite salad!

Meaghan January 29, 2013 - 1:41 pm

that looks soo yummy and perfectly easy! i will be trying that asap!

Alli January 29, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Do try it and thanks for stopping by!


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