Put Some Spring in Your Step with These Salads

March 31, 2016

As everyone knows, there are two sides to the fitness coin: diet and exercise. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, it can become easier to knock out a quick outdoor workout, but the ever-present temptation of junk food remains (we’re looking at you barbecues).

That’s why we’ve put together a list of our favorite Spring salads that you can pair with your fitness routine to be ready for beach season in no time. And of course, we all know the feeling of being not all that thrilled with a few pieces of lettuce and a cucumber. That’s why each of our picks meets 3 important criteria: the salad must be healthy, the salad must be satisfying, and most importantly, the salad must be delicious! Check out our picks here:

Spring Salad with White Beans, Avocado, and Radishes

Spring has just begun and what better way to welcome the warm weather than with a delicious white bean, avocado, and radish salad that’s fresh and colorful. Combine our organic Garbanzo Beans or Great Northern Beans with a few other ingredients and you’ll be on your way to a refreshing and tasty meal.

Grilled Corn & Black Bean Salad

You don’t have to go to a restaurant to get a salad as tasty and satisfying as some of your favorite foods. Take matters (and veggies!) into your own hands with this delicious, nutritious salad, perfect for whatever the season has in store. Use our organic Green Valley Black Beans and our Whole Kernel Corn for an extra protein boost to get you through your day.

Greek Salad with Garbanzo Beans & Feta

Loaded with flavor and packed with nutrients, this Greek salad is both savory and satisfying. Mix a fresh blend of tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and add in a healthy amount of feta cheese to complete this dish.

Added Bonus: Feta cheese is lower in fat and calories than many other types of cheese, so you can enjoy a sprinkling without the guilt!

Green Beans in Dill Walnut Sauce Salad

If you’re looking for a quick and easy meal, this Green Beans in Dill Walnut Sauce Salad is the perfect dish for you. Try it with our organic Green Valley Cut Green Beans and in four simple steps you and your family will be enjoying your new favorite salad.

Tuna and Red Kidney Bean Salad

Want to bulk up your salad even more? Look no further than this tuna and red kidney bean salad. Add tuna with our organic Green Valley Red Kidney Beans for a protein filled bowl of goodness. Also, if you’re a cheese lover, you can add a little feta to fill that craving!

It’s hard to read these delicious recipes without getting hungry – we know. Try one (or all!) of these recipes and let us how much you love it on our Facebook page.