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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

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.

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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