Don't try to introduce too many different items into
your salads at once.
Sometimes you will be amazed at what kids like!
Healthy Salad Recipe
1 bunch of Romaine Lettuce
blue cheese crumbles
Serve with a light balsamic vinaigrette.
Wash your greens thoroughly but make sure they are dry
before adding the rest of the ingredients. Place lettuce in
between sheets of paper towels and let sit to absorb the water.
When making fresh salads with the robust taste
of the cheeses, nuts, fruits, there is no need to add a heavy
dressing. A light vinaigrette will do added in small
Fruits go well with a spinach salad. Find
a great combination of fruits and cheeses. Spinach &
Mandarin oranges with toasted pine nuts with a sprinkle of blue cheese
Add sliced tomatoes to your salad last.
Tomatoes tend to "bleed" and will water down your
When storing leftover salad greens, make sure
they are well washed and very well dried. Store in a large reseable
bag with paper towels in between to soak up any remaining moisture.
Sometimes the best salads are simple salads:
SIMPLE GREEK SALAD
4 cups torn romaine lettuce
1 cup cucumber - peeled, seeded and chopped
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cup diced red onion
4 large black olives, quartered
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
salt & pepper to taste
In a large bowl, combine romaine, cucumber, tomato, red onion, and olives.
Whisk together the vinegar & oil and pour over salad mixture. Add salt & pepper and Feta. Toss together and serve.
For a healthy snack, try these Greek Salads on a
IT IS SO SIMPLE TO MAKE AN EXTRA HEALTHY
We know sometimes it is difficult to sneak those healthy foods
into our family!
Try a few variations each week and slowly your family will start
to love the idea of a healthy salad for dinner!
HEALTHY VARIATIONS FOR DINNER SALADS
Dinner salads normally consisted of iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, and a big bottle of Thousand Island dressing.
Times have changed though and it is very difficult to find a tasty tomato. Iceberg lettuce has been given a bad rap and no one really has time to make fresh
salads that often.
But the good news is it's very simple to make a much healthier & tastier salad for dinner.
Romaine lettuce is loaded with vitamins compared to iceberg
lettuce and has three times as much Vitamin C and six times as much Vitamin A.
Fresh Romaine - 2 cups per person
Mixed Garden Blend - 2 cups per person
Fresh Baby Spinach
Gorgonzola Cheese Crumbles
Blue Cheese Crumbles
Toasted Chopped Pecans
Toasted Pine Nuts
Diced Red/Green Pepper
Take one whole fresh beet and grate it with a cheese
grater. (Peel the beet first with a potato
Grate your own Fresh Carrots.
Grate a small Zucchini
Grate a couple Radishes
Chilled Asparagus - chopped
Sliced Mushrooms - white, portobello, shiitake
Cooked lightly with onions
Shredded Cabbage - Red and Purple
Chopped Eggs or egg slices
Green or Black - (black are great - especially with feta
Green Peas, Cheddar Cheese, real bacon bits mixed with
HOW TO MAKE A GREAT CHOPPED SALAD
3 cups chopped iceberg & Romaine lettuce
2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
2 medium tomatoes *
6-7 slices bacon *
1 stalk celery, chopped small
1 small cucumber *
1/2 cup Ranch dressing
*Cook bacon until crisp and drain well on a paper towel.
Chop bacon into small pieces after cooled and drained of grease. Cut
tomatoes into quarters and remove the seeds. Cut tomatoes into
small pieces. Peel cucumber and remove seeds. Cut
cucumber into small pieces.
Place all chopped ingredients in a medium bowl and blend gently
with a fork. Add Ranch dressing and blend again to mix.
Things you can "gently" sneak
into a salad:
- Chopped Fresh Spinach
- Swiss Chard
- Bok Choy
- Shredded Fresh Brussels Sprouts
- Shredded Radishes
SPRING ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH STRAWBERRIES
1 lbs. asparagus
1/4 tsp. salt
dash of pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 cups sliced strawberries
1/2 small red onion, sliced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 bag spring mix salad greens
1 bottle balsamic vinaigrette
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Wash asparagus in cold water. Snap the ends off
and cut remaining asparagus into 1" pieces. In a bowl,
toss asparagus pieces with olive oil. Lay asparagus pieces
on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt & pepper. Bake for 15
Toss in a large bowl; cooked asparagus,
strawberries, red onions, walnuts, and salad greens.
Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.