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Salad Recipe With Rice Cakes For Croutons and Cottage Cheese For Dressing

A Reader's Fast and Easy Lunch Salad

FitSugar reader prepel added a simple salad recipe to our Healthy Recipe group. She substitutes rice cakes for croutons. Genius!

The recipe features cucumbers and tomatoes; learn the other ingredients when you read more.

Easy, fast, delicious salad for lunch

Ingredients

1 cup baby spinach
1 tomato, chopped
1/2 cucumber, sliced
1 small/medium apple, chopped
1-2 tablespoons low fat cottage cheese
2 rice cakes (preferably with no added salt)

Directions

I don't work a regular 9-5 job so sometimes I need to make a quick lunch that is also healthy. You can never go wrong with a salad (in my opinion) so try this recipe out and let me know what you think!

In a bowl toss baby spinach, chopped tomato, cucumber slices, and chopped apple. Add the cottage cheese and "stir" so all the ingredients mix well with the cottage cheese. Break the rice cakes up into smaller pieces and mix into salad. I don't use salt in my food because I like the fresh taste of vegetables and cottage cheese usually has some salt added... But if you like, add some olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste. The rice cakes make this salad crunchy, the apple adds subtle sweetness (and your serving of fruit!) and the cottage cheese makes the salad thicker so it fills you up, plus you get your protein and calcium! You can also add chickpeas, tofu, bell peppers...

We love when you share your healthy dishes and desserts, so head over to the Healthy Recipe Group and post your fave recipe with an original photo. It could be featured here on FitSugar's homepage.

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