Saturday, April 30, 2016

May Is National Salad Month

This month, WellspringCamps, the leading weight loss organization for young adults and families across the U.S. has come up with a few healthy salad recipes for National Salad Month this May!  We all know how important it is to keep our kids and families eating healthy, but Wellspring has made it easy with these delicious salads that the whole family will enjoy!

  • White Bean Salad: A tasteful mix of seasoned white beans and peppers that is only 77 calories and 0.3 grams of fat
  • Grilled Asparagus & Sweet Pepper Salad: A colorful delicious dish with only 64.2 Calories, and 0.78 grams of fat
  • Egg Salad: Everyone enjoys egg salad, and this recipe will keep you guilt free with only 30 calories and 0.6 grams of fat

Keeping your family happy and health is important, and at Wellspring, they make is easy to enjoy a delicious meal without the guilt!  This May for Salad month, try these healthy salads, or visit the Wellspringwebsite for more delicious recipes!


White Bean Salad

Serves 7
Serving Size:  1/2 cup
1-15 oz can navy or cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed
4 oz Red Bell Pepper, diced
2 Tbsp Parsley, chopped
2 Tbsp Scallions, sliced
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Clove Garlic, minced
Salt to taste

Mix all ingredients together.  For the best flavor, let salad sit in refrigerator for an hour.

Calories:  77     Fat:  0.3g

Grilled Asparagus and Sweet Pepper Salad

servings – (4)

1 pound of fresh asparagus spears
1 medium orange bell pepper
1 small or medium red onion
1 lemon
1 lime
1 orange
1/4 cup vinegar
2 tablespoons of dijon mustard

Preheat grill to 375 degrees
Prepare vegetables for grilling by trimming off rough ends of asparagus, cutting the pepper in half and removing the seeds, and slicing the onion.

Grill asparagus for only 2 or three minutes. (you still want it crunchy).continue grilling the onion and the pepper until they are flavored but still crunchy. place in refrigerator to cool down.

Zest the lemon, lime, and orange and set aside.

Squeeze juice from the lemon, lime, and orange and set aside.
Combine vinegar ,dijon mustard, salt, pepper, citrus juices.
Chop the onion and pepper then cut the asparagus into thirds.
Combine dijon vinaigrette, citrus zest, and vegetables, then toss until evenly coated.


64.25 Calories     3.18 grams Protein     .78 grams Fat

Egg Salad

Yield: 5 – 2 ounce servings
8 ounces Egg Beaters
2 ounces Fat Free Mayonnaise
1/8 tsp White Pepper
½ tsp Red Wine Vinegar
Scramble egg beaters according to package directions
Cool eggs for 30 minutes

Combine egg beaters, FF Mayonnaise, white pepper, and red wine vinegar.


30 Kcalories    4 grams Protein     .06 grams Fat     2.75 grams Carbs



Source:  WellspringCamps

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