Today’s Tip: How to build healthy salads
There are many healthy salad ingredients that will allow you can build a wonderful salad as a side dish or even as your main course. Everything from greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts and more can make your salad really stand out.
Start to build healthy salads with greens like spinach, romaine and lettuce. Most greens are high in fiber and low in calories. Then move on to add veggies like tomatoes, mushrooms, cucumbers, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower and more. You can also add a variety of other ingredients like cottage cheese, crab, shrimp, edamame or hard boiled eggs. Nuts are a good protein addition too.
Just be cautious with the addition of salad dressing. This is my biggest challenge that is for sure.
The thing I love most about salad is that you can change it up all the time. You don’t ever have to use the same ingredients and can make it exciting by using a wide variety of healthy salad ingredients.
Let’s start to build our own healthy salads.
Some of my all time favorite salad ingredients…..
Beets, asparagus, edamame, garbanzo beans and tomatoes
I have shared some salad ingredients above and now it’s your turn. Post your favorite ingredients that you use when building your own healthy salads.
To your health,
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I try and add some good grains to mine like bulgar, quinoa,etc.
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Trish L says
Sounds yummy! I know I need to eat more salads, but they just aren’t “my thing.”
However, I have been making a lot of “breadless” sandwiches lately using a Romaine lettuce leaf, some natural turkey breast, a little cheese (very small amount), sliced tomato, a little bit of avocado and some mustard.
These “lettuce sandwich rolls” are satisfying – even without the bread. Also, even though the cheese and avocado can be high in fat and calories – I only use a small amount of both so that they can still be enjoyed without causing too much damage. 🙂
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Casual Friday Every Day says
That salad looks AMAZING!
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Tishia Lee says
Oh man that salad looks so yummy! I always have pretty much the same things on my salads – chicken, cucumbers, broccoli, cauliflower, cheese, tomatoes and that’s all I can think of off the top of my head.
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Great suggestion, Diana!
Thanks Nell, it was yummy.
Tishia sounds like a yummy salad.
Trish, those breadless sandwiches sound amazing. I’ll definitely be trying that out soon.
Mmmm, I love salads as my main course! My favorite ingredients are chicken, black beans, almonds, and feta cheese. Yum!
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Your salad looks delicious! We make “main dish” salads at least once a week. Our favorite ingredients: romaine lettuce, avocado, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and grated cheese.
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Angie (Losing It and Loving It) says
Oh gosh those ingredients sound good ladies. I have just recently eaten more avocado while out and I like it. We can’t have it in the house because if someone were to accidentally give it to our parrot he could die so we just keep them out of the house. Love cherry tomatoes, cucumber, black beans and ohhh feta YUM!