Make Me Up Mia: A Lifestyle & Beauty Blog: Summer Salad Love.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Summer Salad Love.

I'm a salad addict. I enjoy eating several of them a week, I pray I never get sick of them. Not sure what I'd eat! There are 2 types of people in this world - ones that like a salad with berries in it and ones that think that's disgusting. I get it, I have plenty of odd dislikes. *Ahem* won't touch seafood because sea creatures freak me out. 

I'm a berry in my salad kind of girl though. 

I love throwing stuff together and creating recipes that become staple foods in my diet. So I thought I'd share a favorite lunch of mine, for team berries in yo' salad. 

Healthy Eating

What I use: 
(I track my food, so these are just the measurements I use)

2 oz Lettuce
.5 oz Spinach
25g Blueberries
30g Raspberries
30g Strawberries
1/4 C (65g) Garbanzo beans
1/4 C (56g) Low fat cottage cheese
1 can of chicken, drained *I mix the cottage cheese & chicken together then add to salad
2 Tbsp Raspberry vinaigrette dressing
Topped with a serving of sliced almonds and 1/2 serving of Snapea Crisps

Healthy, light & simple! It's a big and very filling salad too, don't let the pic fool you. Served with a side of Fruit Punch Spark too of course.

Nutrition for exactly what I use:
Calories: 361
Carbs: 38g
Fat: 9g
Protein: 34g
Fiber: 12g

What is your favorite summer salad?


  1. I really love those snap pea crisps but never thought to add them to my salad - thanks for the idea girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. I love all of the berries you add to your salad! Not only does it make it super pretty but it adds just the right amount of sweetness to it!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. I love salads with berries! I need/want to be better at eating more salads throughout the week. I may have to try this one out!!

  4. love adding berries to my salad! fun fact - when i'm being good that is, i'll go to panera and get their basic salad and a fruit cup and throw that on top of the salad! or you can really do it anywhere. makes it so much yummier :) xo

  5. Im not a big fan of berries in salads but this looks yummy!

  6. this sounds so good! wish i had these ingredients at home to make this for lunch! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  7. I love berries in my salad too!!! Those snap peas are so damn addicting. I dont put them in my salad. Mainly because I can basically eat the entire bag as a snack before ever making it to my salad bowl hahaha/

  8. Berries in the summer are just so refreshing and delicious!

  9. I love berries in my salad! Raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, they're all good! This looks delicious!

  10. I am a salad addict as well girl and have even gotten Mark to start eating them for dinner. Small victories! That spin on it looks so good!

  11. I have eaten a salad every day for lunch for the past 13-14 years :) I'm obsessed! I'm weird - sometimes the fruit grosses me out and sometimes I love it - I guess it just depends on which salad it is!! This one looks DELISH!

  12. Haha about sea creatures freaking you out! This salad looks delish, so fresh and colorful - perfect for summer :)

  13. I can't ever make them as good as other people. They always just taste bland to me when I make them... I think I need a special salad touch.

  14. I'm definitely pro berries in my salad! So yummy for summer.

  15. yeahhhh berries in salads is SO weird. hahahaha. sometimes i will eat fruit in my salads, but they have to be super basic salads, you know? otherwise i just load up on veggies. it's been ages since i've had a salad! the scale definitely notices lol

  16. I have never tried berries in my salads...I might have to pack a side of berries to work next time, and I say side in case I don't like it. LOL! This looks delicious though!

  17. LOVE those Snappea Crisps. I could eat a whole dang bag way too quickly ha. Salads are the best because it's prettyyy hard to mess them up ;)

  18. I have been needed some new lunch ideas because at my new job I need to pack! Cant wait to try this :)


  19. We have been eating salad with shrimp and avocado like crazy over here. Sooo good! For those of use who like seafood anyways ;p

  20. I love the idea of the snap pea crisps as toppings and am totally going to copy that! Yum!

  21. I never thought of putting the crisps in my salad - great idea for an extra crunch!

  22. YUM! I'm all about the salads, too girlfriend. Right now, my obsession is any type of caprese salad. :)

  23. Yeah, I'm one of those weirdos who can't do berries in the salad -- unless you count dried cranberries, then yes, please give me all of those! BUT, this sounds like a super yummy salad and maybe, just maybe I'll go out on a limb and give it a whirl. After all, you haven't led me wrong yet ;)

  24. Ive just recently started enjoying the SnapPea Crisps and I absolutely love them! Your salad sounds delicious!

  25. I LOVE berries in my salads! I keep: raisins, nuts, apples, and goat cheese/feta at home pretty much at all times. Then I just need spinach and chicken to make a yummy and large salad for dinner. I usually make a homemade dressing with oil, vinegar, mustard, a little honey, and salt and pepper. So easy and so good! I need to try those snap peas!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  26. I looove salads with fruit! This is such a good combo and I love the idea to add the crisps on top, I would have never thought of that! I'm now craving some of those snaps!


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