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Healthy salads for the family

Shauna is the head instructor for flagship Wellspring Academy of California, a leading weight loss facility and has designed the curriculum for Wellspring Camps around the globe. From an early age, Shauna learned the fundamentals of nutr...

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Wellspring Camps, a weight loss organization for young adults and families, has developed these healthy salad recipes to get your family on the road to nutritious eating. We all know how hard it is to keep our kids and families eating healthy, but Wellspring's nutrition experts make it easy with these delicious salads that the whole family will enjoy.

White Bean Salad

Serves 7

Recipe developed by Wellspring Camps

Ingredients:

  • 1, 15-ounce can navy or cannelloni beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ounces red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons scallions, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together. For the best flavor, let salad sit in refrigerator for an hour.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories:  77 Fat:  0.3g


Grilled Asparagus & Sweet Pepper Salad

Serves 4

Recipe developed by Wellspring Camps

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound of fresh asparagus spears
  • 1 medium orange bell pepper
  • 1 small or medium red onion
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Preheat grill to 375 degrees F
  2. Prepare vegetables for grilling by trimming off rough ends of asparagus, cutting the pepper in half and removing the seeds, and slicing the onion
  3. Grill asparagus for only 2 or three minutes. (you still want it crunchy).continue grilling the onion and the pepper until they are flavored but still crunchy. place in refrigerator to cool down
  4. Zest the lemon, lime, and orange and set aside
  5. Squeeze juice from the lemon, lime, and orange and set aside
  6. Combine vinegar ,Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, citrus juices
  7. Chop the onion and pepper then cut the asparagus into thirds
  8. Combine Dijon vinaigrette, citrus zest, and vegetables, then toss until evenly coated

Nutritional information per serving: 64.25 Calories, 3.18 grams Protein, .78 grams Fat


Egg Salad

Serves 5

Recipe developed by Wellspring Camps

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces Egg Beaters
  • 2 ounces Fat Free Mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon red wine vinegar

Directions:

  1. Scramble egg beaters according to package directions
  2. Cool eggs for 30 minutes
  3. Combine egg beaters, fat-free mayonnaise, white pepper, and red wine vinegar

Nutritional information per serving: 30 calories, 4 grams Protein, .06 grams Fat, 2.75 grams carbs


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