Spring Salad Ideas from Jenny Craig
By Ali Struhs
March 17, 2015
This spring, go beyond the iceberg lettuce, tomato, and ranch dressing salad. With so many fresh fruits and vegetables in season during springtime, mix up a salad that is refreshing, crunchy, and unique. Salads are a great accompaniment to Jenny Craig lunches and dinners, too. Here are a few spring salad ideas to get you started.
Spinach and spring berry salad
Spinach is packed with nutrients, especially when you compare it to lackluster iceberg lettuce. Toss spinach, which contains fiber and vitamins A and C, with another salad green, arugula. Then wash and slice a small serving of antioxidant-rich strawberries and a quarter-cup of blueberries. Top the salad with the berries and a packet of the Jenny Craig Balsamic Dressing.
Kale and mushroom salad
Kale is a popular superfood and makes a delicious, crisp and crunchy salad to pair with many of the Jenny Craig pasta dishes. Just one cup of kale provides 100 percent of your daily value of vitamins A and K. For this salad, roughly chop a cup of kale and mix with a handful of mushrooms, a diced roma tomato, a quarter-cup of tangerine or clementine (an excellent source of vitamin C), and a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese.
Crunchy Asian salad
For Jenny Craig Asian-inspired meals, such as the Sesame Chicken or the Sweet and Sour Chicken, create a salad with crispy vegetables, including chopped bok choy, cabbage, carrots, broccoli, and snap peas.
Zesty salad with radish and red peppers
If you’re craving a salad with a little more flavor and spice to pair with a Cheesy Chicken Enchilada, toss together a zesty salad using romaine and spinach, diced red pepper, shaved radish, a handful of cherry tomatoes, green onion and cilantro. Squeeze a lime over the salad for a refreshing and light dressing.
Spring house salad
Using a variety of salad greens, mix up a traditional house salad with a springtime twist. Beta-carotene packed carrots, crunchy celery, and cherry tomatoes are usually on a house salad, but because asparagus and strawberries are readily available and fresh from the market during spring, you can add a new flavor to your side salad. Steam asparagus until the spears are still a bit crisp, slice strawberries, and chop carrots and tomatoes to toss in the lettuce. Asparagus boasts a high amount of folic acid, fiber, thiamin, and vitamins A, B6, and C.