More often then not, I usually have some type of salad or greens with my meal. I thought I'd share a simple one with you that I made just the other day!
When making a salad, lettuce, spinach, etc, is always a good place to start! This is obvious! I only had romaine lettuce on hand that day, so that's exactly what I used. A lot of times I have a spring mix variety, which is nice. A mix of greens, and reds....
I added dried cranberries! Dried fruits are great in salads! My favorite is dried cranberries, and I often add a sprinkle here, a sprinkle there.
Then I did something completely different from my normal routine:
I chopped up a small red delicious apple and tossed it in. I know diced apples aren't that uncommon in salads, I've just never had them in my salad before. A lot of times at restaurants I see salads with apples in them and they sound yummy but they are usually paired up with walnuts, and having a nut allergy, that's a big no no to me!
I wasn't exactly sure what salad dressing to use. I didn't have any raspberry vinaigrette on hand which I thought would be good along side the fruit. I tried it with one of my favorite dressings though, Paula Deen's Vidalia Onion Honey Mustard Dressing. It's a pretty sweet dressing with a vinaigrette consistency, so I thought this would work best. And I was right! It was so yummy!! Thank you Paula Deen!
This salad was so simple. Easy to put together, and took like 2 minutes (mainly just to chop the apple). Eating healthy doesn't have to be time consuming or hard! So don't be scared to try a simple, yet healthy salad today!
Are you a big salad eater?
What do you like to add to your salads?
Anything that's unusual, that people wouldn't normally associate with salads?
I'd love to know!