Who knew that May was National Salad Month? It actually makes perfect sense when you think about it – the weather is warming up so crisp salads seem extra refreshing, and many fruits and vegetables are coming into season.
There are a bounty of resources out there to help you up your salad game:
One of my favorite salads to make (and eat!) is Sunshine Chopped Salad from Iowa Girl Eats. It works perfectly that the recipe serves two – I eat half for supper and take the other half for lunch the next day. My sister got me a great portable salad container for my birthday a few years back (see similar version here), which keeps the dressing separate so your salad isn’t soggy by lunchtime!
Another fun way to jazz up your salad is to make your own salad dressing. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website has a video and handout that outline the steps to making your own salad dressing at home!
How to Make Salad Dressing
Serves: 21 (1 Tablespoon per serving)
Nutrition information (per serving): 100 calories, 11 g of fat, 1 g of saturated fat, 0 g trans fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 110 mg sodium, 0 g total carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 g sugar, 0 g protein
Blog provided by: Rachel Wall, MS, RD, LD