Power Lunch Salad

Power Lunch Salad
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Mittera.

This salad makes a nutritious and flavor-packed lunch that you are bound to love. It’s a great example of how a salad can be a meal when you include vegetables, protein and healthy carbs.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    about 3 cups
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    about 3 cups
  • Amount per serving Calories 310

  • Total Fat 14g
    • Saturated Fat 2.8g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 25mg
  • Sodium 440mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 28g
    • Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Total Sugars 19g
  • Protein 18g
  • Potassium 530mg
  • Phosphorus 320mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1 Carbohydrate, 2 Lean protein, 2 Fat



  • baby spinach or mixed salad greens
    12 cups
  • sliced almonds
    1/4 cup
  • dry-roasted, unsalted pepitas
    1/3 cup
  • dried cranberries
    1/2 cup
  • small apples (cored and diced)
  • reduced-fat crumbled feta cheese
    1/3 cup
  • reduced-sodium deli turkey breast (sliced into 1/2 inch strips)
    7 oz
  • balsamic vinegar
    1/3 cup
  • olive oil
    1 1/2 tbsp


  1. In a salad bowl, mix together everything but the balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Pour over salad and toss to coat.

  • Recommended

    Looks good, but in the ingredients list it says ⅓ cup "dry-roasted, unsalted". What is the missing ingredient?

  • Recommended

    I used this recipe to prep for lunches to take to work throughout the week. This salad is packed with so many flavors and vibrant colors that all work together--it was delicious! I will definitely make this again.