Summer Salads to Keep You Fit Throughout the Season

May 27, 2014

Summer is a time where you want to cook as little as possible and take advantage of the fresh, sweet ingredients available in the markets.  These salads require little, if any, cooking and help you stay fit throughout the season.

Grilled Thai Beef Salad
Recipe by Southern Boy Dishes

This low carb meal is full of bright and intense flavors that hail from Southeast Asia.

Summer Couscous Salad
Submitted to Foodista by I Eat Therefore I Cook

Use whole wheat couscous to bump up the nutrition in this dish.  Israeli couscous can be purchased at Middle Eastern markets, specialty food stores, and online.

Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Submitted to Foodista by Peanut Butter and Peppers

To enhance the strawberry flavor, add a teaspoon or two of strawberry jam to the vinaigrette.

Corn and Tomato Salad
Recipe from The Blond Cook

This salad is summer in a bowl.  Serve on a bed of mixed greens including kale and spinach to boost your iron intake.


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