5 A Day Salad

  • 4 cups spinach (fresh)
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups bell pepper (chopped, use any color)
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup broccoli (chopped)
  • 1 cup cauliflower (chopped)
  • 1 cup yellow squash (sliced)
  • 2 cups cucumber (sliced)
  • 2 cups carrot (chopped)
  • 1 cup zucchini (sliced)

Wash all of the vegetables and mix them together in a large mixing bowl.  Top this colorful meal with the nonfat or low-fat dressing of your choice.

Note: Each serving = 5 cups of vegetables (Eight 5-A-Day servings).  Add beans or grilled chicken for additional protein.  Look for ingredients for this recipe and other fruits and veggies at your local farmers market.  Find your county's market here.

Nutrients Per Serving (dressing not included): Calories 110, Protein 6 g, Carbohydrate 23 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Total Fat 1 g, Sodium 100 mg, Fiber 8 g

Source: United States Department of Agriculture A Harvest of Recipes with USDA Foods www.usda.gov/whatscooking

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