I’m always looking for recipes for healthy salads. This arugula salad with tomatoes, cheese, and capers is one of my favorite healthy salad recipes, even if you leave the cheese out. So is this hot spinach salad; just use turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. And since I’m on a ridiculously strict diet right now (more on that later), I’ve been on the lookout for even more healthy salads. Which is why I’m sharing this recipe for Berry Salad With A Sweet Twist.
Healthy Salads: Berry Salad With A Sweet Twist
I first discovered this berry treat at my brother’s girlfriend’s baby shower. And while I didn’t taste it that day, it was the first thing that was gone off of the table. So I decided to make it for my family’s annual 4th of July party. It was also the first thing gone on a table full of food! I did taste it (minus the sweet treat part) and it is absolutely delicious! If you’re watching your weight, it’s going to feel like a cheat instead of a one of those healthy salads you can eat every day.
This is one of those recipes that tastes way more complex than it actually is. The first thing people ask me (that I asked at the baby shower) was what is the sweet sauce the berries are in made of? It’s actually not a sauce…just the berries macerating in their own juices!
Get a big bowl and fill it up with a mix of berries! You can't mess this recipe up!
- Strawberries, cleaned and cut into halves or quarters
- Blueberries, cleaned
- Blackberries, cleaned
- Raspberries, cleaned
- Stevia, to taste
- A few drops of Vanila Cream liquid Stevia (optional)
- White chocolate chips, 1/4 - 1/2 cup (or more!)
- Put all of the berries into a large bowl.
- Stir in a few tablespoons of Stevia. If you'd like, you can also put in a dropperful of the liquid Stevia (it will make it taste like berries and cream!)
- Refrigerate at least an hour or until ready to serve.
- When you're ready to serve, add in the white chocolate chips. Stir until the berries and white chocolate chips are mixed.
So good! I use Stevia because it’s all natural and has no calories. Nobody noticed that it wasn’t regular sugar. I added the Vanilla Cream liquid Stevia just to give it a bit of that “berries and cream” flavor. And aside from the white chocolate chips, really you’re just eating a bowl full of berries!
In the future, I think adding bananas and even a little bit of mint would be good, too.
What healthy salads do you have to share? Like I said, I’m always looking for good ones!