This week’s healthy snack is Spring Mix Salad served with a ranch dressing
Spring Mix, also known as “mesclun”, is a name used for a salad mixture of leaves of various species. Mesclun comes from the Spanish word “mezclar”, meaning “to mix”.
The average American consumes about 30 pounds of lettuce every year, making it second only to potatoes in U.S. vegetable popularity, according to Hidden Valley. Prewashed, flavorful and ready-to-use straight from the package, lettuce-based baby spring mixes offer a simple way to add vegetables to almost any meal. A 2 cup portion of generic baby spring mix contains 15 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of dietary fiber, 2 grams of protein, and zero grams of fat. Spring Mix Lettuce greens are easy to grow, so nutritious, and so delicious picked fresh from the garden or container garden.