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Balance Spring Meals with These Leafy Green Salads — Sensational Sides

by in Healthy Recipes, April 7, 2016

If you’ve visited your local farmers market lately, you may have noticed a spike in arugula, bok choy and other salad greens. The return of these leafy vegetables signals the end of produce purgatory, a period otherwise known as winter, when the only produce available to us seems to be root vegetables and cabbage. If you feel your diet’s been lacking in fiber these last few months, then grab these springtime vegetables and start pairing your dinners with leafy green side salads. Here are five recipes that require little time and effort, but a whole lot of in-season produce.

Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Walnuts
You can find spinach year-round at most grocery stores, but the tender green peaks in freshness during the spring. Skip the saute pan for a change, and serve fresh spinach in its tender uncooked state with a red wine vinaigrette, chunks of tangy goat cheese and toasted walnuts. Add some grilled chicken for a simple yet balanced weeknight dinner.

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Spotlight Recipe: Black Bean Salad

by in Healthy Recipes, May 25, 2009

Black Bean Salad
This deliciously simple dish is the perfect Memorial Day side. Amazingly, there’s no oil or other fat added to it — meaning it’s fat-free. Instead, you get tons of fiber from the beans, corn and other veggies. A touch of pineapple adds a sweetness to the combo, too.

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Spotlight Recipe: Carrot, Green Apple and Mint Salad

by in Healthy Recipes, January 21, 2009

Carrot, Green Apple and Mint Salad
With less than 90 calories per serving and full of vitamin A (good for healthy eyes and hair), this easy carrot salad whips up in no time. Try it as a side for any sandwich or light dinner.

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