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National Salad Month

It’s National Salad Month, that means – it’s time to start making fruit and vegetables the center of attention in meals! Don’t worry, Libby’s® Canned Fruit and Vegetables is here to help you create the most delicious and nutritious salads to enjoy this month.

 

National Salad Month is the perfect time to start exploring new salad recipes and get creative - Libby’s® can help you do just that.

 

A lot of the time, salads are associated with bland, amalgamations of leaves and chopped vegetables, which does not particularly seem that appealing. But it doesn’t have to be that way! This is the month to explore the term “salad” and learn to appreciate its broader meaning.

 

What does a salad mean to you? It can actually mean an array of things, as there are so many different things you can do with a salad, whether it’s a fruit salad, a rice or pasta salad, or even a taco salad.

 

Although salads are enjoyed all year round, the recent rise in temperature makes eating salads all the more appealing! With the cook-out and barbeque season coming into swing, it’s time to get creative and start thinking about salad ideas which are not only tasty but also provide the right balance of nutrients.

 

Libby’s® Canned Fruits and Vegetables are the perfect addition to a salad and take away a lot of the dreaded preparation time. From sweet corn to pear slices to green beans, Libby’s® ingredients ensure that your salads have nutritious value and flavor, all while keeping costs low.

 

See here for a list of Libby’s ingredients to have on hand, which are the perfect additives to any salad!

 

  1. Libby’s® Cut Green Beans
  • Not only do green beans provide the perfect crunch to any salad, they are a low-calorie food providing many key nutrients. Green beans are a great source of vitamin C, and contain large amounts of dietary fiber, vitamin K and silicon.
  1. Libby’s® Peach Slices (In Fruit Juice)
  • There is something about the sweet and juicy flavor of a peach! Peaches provide a punch of flavor to a salad, especially in the warmer months. Peaches are also low in calories and are a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber which contributes to digestive health.
  1. Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn
  • Corn is a great additive to any salad and goes with pretty much everything. Corn can help you feel full for longer, so you're less likely to overeat.  It is loaded with lutein and zeaxanthin, two phytochemicals which help with vision. The fiber in corn feeds good bacteria in your gut, helping with digestion.

 

This National Salad Month, celebrate with Libby’s®, and try some of the salad suggestions which are sure to spruce up your meals.

 

Tex-Mex Salad made using Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweetcorn.

This salad is perfect for the warm weather. Best enjoyed refrigerated and cool, this salad provides an array of nutrients.

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Salmon and dill green bean salad made using Libby’s® Cut Green Beans.

Green beans are the perfect source of fiber and provide a delicious crunch to any salad.

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Grilled Beet and Peach Salad made using Libby’s® Sliced Beets and Libby’s® Peach Slices (in Heavy Syrup).

Did you know that beetroots contain an exceptional amount of nutrients? They are a fantastic source of folic acid, fiber and potassium and so easy to add into any salad!

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For more recipe ideas and inspiration, check out Libby’s® Recipe Box and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.