My 120-Calorie 5-Ingredient Salad

I’ve been trying to get over personal hurdles to losing weight, and one biggy for me is bad snacking. But here’s a salad you can’t go wrong with!

J.R.’s Spring Salad
spring greens salad mix (2 cups- 20 cal.)
mandarine oranges (1/4 cup, about 6 slices, and a bit of the juice for “dressing”- 50 cal.)
sliced almonds (1 tablespoon- 50 cal.)
rice vinegar and pepper (to taste- ZERO cal.)

I’ve been adding this salad to the side of a half-sandwich, or a cup of soup, or a greek yogurt. It’s easy to prepare before work, I just add the oranges and vinegar to the bottom of a to-go container, layer on the salad greens, and top it with the almonds. Come lunchtime, I shake the container a bit to mix, and presto! A good choice, right there in front of me.

Now I shall go munch on my lunch. Like a bunny (as I would say to my little girls). Have a great day!

About J.R. Pearse Nelson

J.R. Pearse Nelson is a native Oregonian, residing in the beautiful Portland area. She lives with her husband, two small daughters and the family dog. J.R. is always searching for the magic in our world. She weaves tales rooted in mythology, bringing legend to life in modern-day and fantasy settings.

J.R. is the author of the Children of the Sidhe paranormal romance series, the Foulweather Twins fantasy series, and the Water Rites fantasy series.

You can connect with J.R. online at her website. Visit

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