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
My Everyday Salad

My Everyday Salad

Yield: 1 Serving
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

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

Ingredients

  • 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)

Instructions

  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
Yield 1 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 359Total Fat 26gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 22gCholesterol 4mgSodium 166mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 8gSugar 19gProtein 4g

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3 comments

Alli January 28, 2013 - 8:46 pm

Thanks for visiting! It’s my favorite salad!

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Meaghan January 29, 2013 - 1:41 pm

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

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Alli January 29, 2013 - 4:42 pm

Do try it and thanks for stopping by!

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