Joan's Favorite Salad

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Joan Lunden

Nutrition /


Today is National Eat Your Vegetables Day! 

In honor of National Eat Your Vegetables Day, I want to share one of my favorite salad recipes.  

I love my salads fresh, colorful and crunchy! So here are my favorite veggies (and some fruits) that make up my favorite go-to salad. 

(amount = personal preference)
  • Romaine lettuce – chopped
  • Cucumber – sliced thin
  • Red pepper & yellow pepper – sliced
  • Mixed red and yellow cherry tomatoes
  • Corn
  • Raisins
  • Baby carrots – sliced  
  • Oranges - peeled 
  • Walnuts
  • Avocado – sliced 
  • Salt & pepper - a sprinkle 
  • Balsamic vinaigrette - on the side 
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Mix if preferred. 
  • Add dressing of your choice! 
Tip: Leave the dressing on the side. Most people unknowingly go overboard when mixing in their salad dressing. By keeping the dressing on the side you will end up using a lot less, which will cut your calorie intake almost in half! 
About The Author
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Joan Lunden truly exemplifies today’s modern working woman. An award-winning journalist, bestselling author, motivational speaker, successful entrepreneur, one of America’s most recognized and trusted television personalities, this mom of seven continues to do it all. As host of Good Morning America for nearly two decades, Lunden brought insight to top issues for millions of Americans each day. The longest running host ever on early morning television, Lunden reported from 26 countries, covered 4 presidents and 5 Olympics and kept Americans up to date on how to care for their homes, their families and themselves.

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