Healthy creative salads are tasty and easy. The secret is to have vegetables ready to toss in a salad making your own daily choices so you have a variety and don’t get bored with the same old salad ingredients.
My favorite sandwich wrap is oat bran, flax, and wheat filled with salad ingredients sprinkled with Olive Oil and Vinegar. I add a fruit and a glass of milk for a great lunch.
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There are a variety of wraps to choose from including tomato/basil, herb, spinach, garlic/pesto, etc. but I still love the oat bran, flax, and wheat wraps.
Here are some healthy salads for you to try.
1. Apple Carrot Surprise
2 cups of cut, washed carrots (10-ounce pkg.)
2 small peeled/diced granny apples
2 small peeled/diced gala apples
1 cup raisins
4 Tablespoons Flax seeds
1 cup raw unsalted sunflower seeds
1/3 cup of light reduced-fat mayonnaise
Mix all together and refrigerate
2. Three Bean Delight
1 lb 10-ounce can of Pinto Beans
1 lb 10-ounce can of Black Beans
1 lb 10-ounce can of Chick Peas
Drain and rinse thoroughly to get any salt off
Place 2 cups in a sandwich bag, lay flat push air out of the bag
Makes 5 sandwich bags to freeze and use as needed
1/2 cup added to lunch/supper salad meets daily fiber requirement. (that is so cool)
You can also take 1/2 cup of beans
Add green/red mango peppers
2 slices onions chopped
1 teaspoon of minced garlic
Add your favorite dressing
3. Make Your Own Buffet Salad
Instead of having all salad ingredients mixed together place vegetables separately so guests choose their preference for their salad with a variety of homemade dressings to choose from.
Salad ingredients for making a salad or a salad filling for a pita bread wrap (for using vegetables in a wrap slice lengthwise)
Sprigs of broccoli (for salad or dip)
Baby Spinach cut up
Romaine lettuce cut up
Red/green bell peppers diced
Sunflower or pumpkin seeds, walnuts, pecans, almonds,
4. Yummy Bean Salad
2 cans of yellow wax beans
2 cans of green wax beans
2 cans of red kidney beans
1 green bell pepper slice/dice
1 red bell pepper slice/dice
6 stalks of celery washed/diced
1 medium Vandalia onion peel/slice/dice
1 cup of Lite Raspberry Pomegranate (a reduced-calorie Vinaigrette salad dressing)
2 Tablespoons minced garlic
Mix all together
Refrigerate for 3 days
Serve with a great big smile
So have fun choosing what your healthy salad will be. Make them ahead of time and have a salad party and invite your friends to sample and give them each a recipe. The salads taste even better if they are made 3 days ahead of time.
Enjoy and share your special original healthy salad combinations with others.