You can’t go wrong with watermelon in the spring! There’s a million different ways you can use watermelon but this time we put it in our salad!
5 Benefits of a Fresh Salad
Before we get into the recipe, we have a few facts that may change your view on why you SHOULD eat a salad!
1️⃣ It’s a great way to get in the recommended 2.5-3 cups of vegetables a day, and it’s an easy addition to any meal!
2️⃣ You can get all the macronutrients you need if you top it right! Fresh greens topped with grains, protein, other non-starchy veggies, fruit, and nuts give you a POWER packed lunch!
3️⃣ The high antioxidant content typically found in a salad can help strengthen your immune system!
4️⃣ There are so many ways you can make one, it’s hard to get bored!
5️⃣ They provide the perfect opportunity for us to take in some healthy fats such as olive oil, walnuts and flaxseeds that are awesome for your heart and brain health!
6️⃣ Special Spring Add-on: Watermelon is high in lycopene which is an antioxidant that may be helpful in fighting off oxidative stress, helping with immflamation and recovery.
Ingredients: Arugula, Watermelon, Feta Cheese, Pecans, balsamic dressing and your choice of protein
Written By: Stefanie Gilbreath