It definitely feels like spring here in Houston, and I am so excited to start adding our family favorite Summer Salad back into the dinner rotation. I will definitely miss the Brussels sprouts and root vegetables of fall harvest salads, but having colorful fruit, feta and light dressings on my greens makes me ever happier.
I’m including the ingredients that we use to make our favorite salad below. All of these nutritious items are packed with antioxidants, which are molecules used by your body to fight against disease causing radicals. Studies show that people who eat a diet rich in fruits and vegetables have fewer diseases, so they’re on our plates at both lunch and dinner (except Isla’s, because she is currently a carbarian).
I will either buy these ingredients when I’m at the grocery store, or get this salad (typically to-go) from Salata, because it is just so easy. Per the Salata portions, the salad has 345 calories (including feta, excluding a dressing) – and it’s huge!
Ingredients (Calories per Salata Serving)
- Strawberries (10 calories)
- Apples (15 calories)
- Pineapples (15 calories)
- Dried cranberries (90 calories)
- Walnuts (90 calories)
- Almonds (80 calories)
- Field Greens/Spring Mix (10 calories)
- Feta cheese – optional (35 calories)
- Dressing of your choice – I love something fruity, like the Fat Free Mango with it! (35 calories)
Have you tried any of these ingredients in your salads? If not, find your nearest Salata here and go and get one for dinner. Yummmm.