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Strawberry Arugula Summer Salad

There is a ton of food blogs out there already, so today this is not going to pretend to be one of them. No culinary school experience over here, just enough of the medical to try to convince you that choosing the healthiest (and tastiest!) options is also pretty important.

So in a celebration of merging the theoretical with the practical, we’re kicking of a healthy eats section, by sharing quick and easy ways to toss your fave ingredients together. Fast food has never been so healthy.

A summer fave that will nip cravings in the bud is Strawberry Arugula with Poppyseed Dressing:

The Salad

Arugula – 1 cup has quite literally 4 calories, use about 6 cups for the proportions below (for a grand total of a whopping 24 cals)

1 cup of strawberries (53 cals) 

1/4 cup of toasted or candied walnuts (200 calories 17g of fat, same as non-candied, surprised? I was!)

1/2 a cup of reduced fat feta cheese (60 calories)

1/4 cup dried cranberries (85 cals, 23 g carbs)

The Dressing (8 servings, 150 calories per serving)

1/2 light olive oil.

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup red wine vinegar.

1 teaspoon poppy seeds.

1 teaspoon dried mustard.

1 teaspoon salt.

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6 Comments

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    stacie
    September 12, 2017 at 12:06 am

    yum!! i absolutely love berries. thanks for the berry recipe, another one to add into my collection.

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    Hanny Fuerzas
    September 12, 2017 at 1:54 am

    I shared the recipe with my health conscious workmate. She loved it and will be making some on our day offs! Thanks!

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    Ela J.
    September 12, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    I just love your version of this salad! It’s healthy at the same fulfilling! Perfect for summer salad cravings!

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    Mary Bronson
    September 12, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    You are so right! Fruits are the original fast food and they are all healthy. Trying out this recipe tonight and I can’t wait to see my kids enjoy strawberries as a salad.:) Thanks!

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    Loulou
    September 13, 2017 at 2:42 am

    Strawberries are my absolute favorite. I am trying to have a healthy lifestyle now so I need lots of healthy recipes. Thanks for sharing this delicious salad recipe.

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    Marlyn Culunge
    September 13, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    I love eating strawberries. May I try your version of this salad recipe.

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