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Feeling hungry this President’s Day?

by Jessica Leeds, Healthy Monday

Happy Healthy Monday! As I’m sure many of you know, today marks an important day for our country: President’s Day. I remember liking today not only because it was George Washington’s birthday, but also because I got to spend the day on my couch instead of sitting in math and English class.

If you feel like being festive—apart from spending your hard earned money taking advantage of sales at the mall—try this delicious, healthy salad courtesy of http://www.food.com.

Red, White and Blue Salad

  • Combine ¼ cup of olive oil, 3 teaspoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar and vigorously shake to mix thoroughly.
  • Chop ½ cup of walnuts, spray with cooking spray, and place in an oven preheated 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
  • In a bowl, mix fresh baby spinach, ¾ cup blueberries, 1 cup strawberries, the warm walnuts, and the mixed vinaigrette mixture together.
  • Finally, crumble ¼ cup of blue, feta or goat cheese on top of the salad.
  • Enjoy!

If you’re feeling bold, you can add diced pears, sunflower seeds or grilled chicken to the mix for a savory lunch or dinner.

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