Start Eating Healthier Salads – What to Add and What to Toss
Have you made a goal this year to start eating a balanced diet? You can quickly make adjustments to your eating habits by swapping out specific foods that are not nutritionally helpfully and adding ones that are great to your diet. One of my favorite ways to start a better diet is eating healthier salads.
Stop layering on the cheese and croutons. Yes, I love cheese just as much as the next person who really should have been a mouse. I mean a good chunk of cheddar is delicious, but it’s not going to help your waist if you add it to everything, and salad needs to have something new to wear.
Walnuts are a great addition to give you a crunchy texture and it helps to speed up the breakdown of fats. Carrots are great for your eyes along with hard boiled eggs and if you need some help with energy cube up some avocado.
Getting healthier is easy when you treat your health issues with raw foods.
Boost the Greens
Iceberg lettuce is the standard green in salads, but you could be doing so much better if you choose something else. Romaine is a lettuce that is denser in water and more nutrition, a great leafy vegetable to help prevent cancer. My all time favorite, spinach has a ton of vitamins like vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids! No wonder Popeye was so strong.
Arugula is also another option for your greens. Loaded with vitamins A and C, very low in calories and great raw or cooked! Even if you can’t make the full commitment to change your greens in your salad, start adding them little by little. In the produce section of your grocery store, they even have mixed bags of many of these leafy greens together!
Vinaigrette-based dressings are the best to use on salads. They are usually very light and work well with thinner greens that don’t hold weight well. Dressing is one of the easiest ways to add more nutrients to your salad, with a variety of fruit and veggies along with herbs, the combination is endless.
How do you make salad healthier?