Leading a healthy lifestyle is the objective most of us seek to achieve. One of the critical components of leading a healthy lifestyle is eating nutritious food in reasonable portions.
Eating more salads can be one of the keys to leading a healthy lifestyle because vegetables have lots of necessary vitamins and minerals and you can eat a lot of low-calorie food if you eat more greens.
Just watch out for the salad dressing. There are 120 calories in just one tablespoon of oil. I often recommend a Greek yogurt based salad dressing, such as the Bolthouse brand to keep the calories down.
Snap Pea & Radish Spring Salad
Crunchy and sweet snap peas meet peppery radishes and tangy, salty feta in this healthy salad.
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 1/2 lb. snap peas, cut on the diagonal
1 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup sliced radishes
1/4 cup crumbled feta
1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
a pinch of flaky sea salt
freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
a few fresh dill and/or mint leaves
- In a medium bowl, toss together the snap peas, cucumber, radishes, and feta.
- Drizzle with the oil and vinegar.
- Season lightly with the salt and black pepper.
- Top with the herbs.
Nutrition (per ¾ cup serving)
- Calories: 80
- Total fat: 6 g
- Carbs: 6 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 3 g
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