VIDEO: My Go-To Salad Recipe!

Who says salads have to be sad and boring?! Over the last few years I've been able to perfect the art of salad making. I've even been able to convert a few skeptics into loving this salad!

I grew up in the mid-west eating fast food and like many people, I hated salads. As I got older and started making changes to the way I ate, finding healthy recipes that I liked became a bit challenging. So I decided to take recipes and ingredients that I loved and make them healthy! I started with this salad and it has been my go-to ever since! The secret is to chop the veggies and lettuce mix so that you get a little bit of everything each bite! What's great about this salad is that you can add, omit, or mix and match ingredients as you like! So here it goes! I hope you enjoy this simple salad recipe as much as I do:

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup of chopped bell peppers
-1/4 cup black beans
-1/2 cup garbanzo beans
-1/4 cup corn
-1 cup shredded carrots
-1 hardboiled egg, sliced
-2 tbsp feta cheese
-1/2 cup croutons
-2 tbsp seasoning (oregano, basil, garlic powder, black pepper, parmesan cheese)
-arugula
-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Directions:

Mix together the veggies, beans, cheese, croutons, egg, and seasoning. Add in your arugula or lettuce mix. Drizzle 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar. Mix and serve!