Dilly Chickpea and Radish Salad by Mina Goodman, RDN Nutrition EducatorThis tangy, light and very healthful salad is beautiful to look at and present at the next meal gathering. Perfect for outdoor potlucks and picnics. I usually make this the night before or at least the morning of so the flavors have a chance to incorporate into the vegetable.Shrimp Ceviche by Nicole Vaudrin, RDN Nutrition EducatorLight and fresh, there is nothing like a bowl of ceviche as a light meal. Go the traditional route and let the citrus "cook” the shrimp, or use pre-cooked shrimp for those that are a bit more cautious with food safety. Either way, you'll get a complete meal packed with plenty of protein, fiber and healthy fats along with some amazing nutrients like vitamin c that may help improve skin elasticity and stimulate collagen production. Pomegranate Kale Salad by Mina Goodman, RDNThis salad is full of super food nutrients. Kale's hardy curly leaves, sweetened by orange slices and a burst of juice that comes from the pomegranate seeds makes this dish craveable for kale lovers and those who are unsure of the super green. Vegan Grain Bowl with Butternut SquashButternut squash is a perfect winter squash that offers a sweet nutty flavor. Commonly roasted or baked, this squash is low in calories and a good source of vitamin c, calcium, iron, phosphorus and copper. This healthful salad gives you even more nutrients thanks to the addition of pecans, which contain oleic acid along with phenolic antioxidants that may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Toss with a light dressing and you’ve got yourself a delicious heart healthy salad. Rice Noodle Salad with VeggiesIf you are looking for a cold grab-and-go salad that offers a sweet and tangy bite that is nutritious and delicious…you came to the right place! This salad, also called bun in Vietnamese, is easy to make for a work lunch and delicate enough for a weekend meal during the summer months.Greek Salad with Israeli CouscousThis healthy Greek salad recipe is packed full of fresh flavors. All you have to do is halve cherry tomatoes, thinly slice red onion and roughly chop a cucumber. Add couscous, crumble feta cheese and toss in Kalamata olives. Mix the tangy lemon vinaigrette ingredients in a mason jar and shake to incorporate all the ingredients. Lastly, drizzle the vinaigrette over the top and toss!
This makes a great side salad gets better as it sets so make extra for the next day. For a complete meal, add chicken skewers or your favorite piece of fish and a slice of crusty bread.
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