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Eat A Salad With At Least 1 Meal Everyday This Week

This week we challenge you to eat a salad with at least 1 meal everyday this week. Whether you're looking to lose weight, improve your nutrition or simply adopt a healthier lifestyle, salads can be your best friend. Eating salads on a daily basis may be one of the most healthy habits you can adopt. If you need to be more convinced to prepare a bowl of salad, here are a few reasons why you should:

Benefits of Eating Salads
1. Salads have lots of fibers
2. Salads have all the vitamins you need
3. Salads can cut down the calories in your diet
4. Salads are tasty
5. Salads can stop certain cravings
6. Salads are easy to make
7. Salads are light
8. You can have an unlimited amount
9. You can always add different types of dressings

Here are a few recipe-ideas that you can use to help you on this weeks challenge!

Salad Recipe - Cranberry Spinach Salad Ingredients:
1 lb Baby spinach
1 cup Dried cranberries
3/4 cup Silver almonds
1/2 cup White wine vinegar
1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup 100% Orange juice
1/8 tsp Black pepper powder

Directions: In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach with the roasted flaked almonds and cranberries. In a medium bowl, whisk white wine vinegar, olive oil, and black pepper powder. Toss everything right before serving.

Cranberry Spinach Salad

Salad Recipe - Crab-Salad Cups:
1 lb Crab-meat
1 Stalk celery, peeled and cut into 1/8-inch dice
4 tsp Finely sliced fresh chives
1 tsp Minched fresh tarragon leaves
1/3 Prepared mayonnaise
3 tbs of Sour cream
1 tsp Freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
Serving suggestions: Bibb lettuce leaves or toasted bread

Directions: In a medium bowl, lightly toss the crab-meat, celery, chives, and tarragon together. In a small bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, and mustard. Add the dressing to the crab-meat mixture and stir until just coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Then you can serve either on toasted rolls or on a bed of lettuce.

Crab-Salad cups

Salad Recipe - Watermelon Cucumber Salad:
6 cups Diced watermelon
3 Persian cucumbers
3 tbsp Olive oil
3 tbsp Red wine vinegar
1 tsp Sea salt
1 tsp Pepper
1/4 cup Crumbled feta
1/4 cup Mint leaves

Directions: In a large bowl, combine watermelon, cucumbers, olive oil, red wine vinegar, sea salt, and pepper; toss to combine. Divide between salad plates and garnish evenly with crumbled feta and mint leaves.

Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Suggested Reading:
50 Simple Salads - Learn more here.
20+ Salad Recipes Hearty Enough for Dinner - Learn more here.
9 Reasons Why You Should Eat Salad Every Day - Learn more here.
This challenge was closed on 3/26/2017

2  members have accepted this challenge.
1  members have completed this challenge.

Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
Naresh K Chadha 

The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

How it works:
1. Each week there will be a new health challenge. You can accept the challenge by accepting the pledge for each challenge. You can only accept a challenge from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

2. At the end of the week, you can declare if you have completed the challenge. You can only mark a challenge as completed from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

3. Every week, the participants that complete the challenge will be recognized on this page.

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