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Healthy Recipes Summer 2013

Summer is finally here, which means healthier, lighter eating. These tasty, simple salad recipes are perfect for a cookout or family picnic all summer long.

 

Quinoa Salad

Ingredients
1 package arugula
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 can drained, rinsed chickpeas
1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil)
¾ cup low-fat crumbled feta cheese
½ cup toasted pine nuts
Drizzle with your favorite champagne
or balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Harvest Salad
1 (10-oz.) package of mixed greens/
baby lettuces
1 apple, diced into bite-sized pieces
1 pear, diced into bite-sized pieces
1 cup red grapes
¼ cup dried cranberries
¼ cup goat cheese
½ cup walnuts, cut into small pieces

Preparation
Drizzle with your favorite low-fat
balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette
dressing.


Fruit and Granola Salad

Ingredients
1 bag spring mix or arugula greens,
cut up with kitchen scissors
½–¾ cup strawberries, cut up
1–2 handfuls blueberries
10 grapes, cut in half
½ mango, cut into small pieces
Any of the following in small pieces:
apples, pears, nectarines, peaches, plums
1–2 handfuls sliced almonds
2 cups fat-free pecan raspberry
vinaigrette
2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1–2 tablespoons granola
2 tablespoons Truvia (optional)
Shredded grated cheese or fat-free feta
(optional)

Preparation
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl and
chill for 2 hours before serving.


Kid-Friendly Macaroni Salad

Ingredients
1 box whole wheat macaroni
1 can drained, rinsed black beans
½ bag mixed vegetables (corn, peas,
carrot and lima beans) thawed
½ cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
Low-fat Ranch dressing to taste

Preparation
Mix all ingredients together and
serve chilled.