Friday, March 6, 2015

Salad Takeover

Salad. Its a leafy, crunchy, green food. People say its boring, tasteless, ugly. Others say that if you are eating it then you are just trying to be "healthy". These are the myths of lettuce and salad too! The people that refer to it this way have often had bad past experiences with it. In this post I will give you different options on how you can spice up your lettuce, but first here is some of the nutritional info:
1. Low Calorie (1 serving has 10-25 calories!!!)
2. Helps with weight loss (it contains fiber and cellulose which keep you full longer)
3. Protein (20% of its calories is from protein)
4. Tons of beneficial vitamins (helps to clean to the bad toxins in your body and keep you feeling more awake)

Now if those healthy benefits didn't convince you, some of these salad trick should do it!

Try to add a protein
This will add the perfect taste that you love and it will help you stay full for a longer period of time
ex) -steak
-hard-boiled/fried egg

This is my personal favorite part of a salad because vegetables offer a wide variety of flavors and all of their different colors makes everything look so exciting!
-multicolored tomatos
- string beans

This is where the real flavor aspect comes in; but be careful with which dressing you choose. Many have tons of added sugar and sodium. I like to make my own using olive oil, a little bit of vinegar, pinch of salt/pepper, and some it alien seasoning.

Chicken kebob salad with chickpeas and cucumber/tomato medley
Grilled shrimp salad with crayons and feta cheese
Giant mushroom/red pepper salad with artichokes hearts and a balsamic vinaigrette 

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