The best thing about salad is that there are so many toppings that you can choose from. Here is my favorite recipe with an approximation of calories.

  • Fresh baby spinach
    (15 calories for 2.5 cups)
  • 1 tbs parmesan
    (21 calories)
  • 1 or 2 tbs dried cranberries
    (135 calories for 1/4 cup, so about 60)
  • 3 oz pre-cooked chicken (pre-heated or cold)
    (110 calories)
  • up to half of a small can of drained mandarin oranges or.
  • any fruit, fresh or canned, or</li>
  • 2 tbs Fat-free Light Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing
    (35 calories, 0 fat)

About 268 calories!

I”m not going to insult anyone”s intelligence by giving directions on how to make it from this point, but I think this salad has a nice balance of the 4 food groups, is low in calories (including weight-watcher points), and thanks to the meat and the cranberries, it”s filling too!