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Salad Suggestions

  • Put on some protein. It is not only an essential nutrient, it helps fill you up and keep hunger at bay. A couple ounces of sliced grilled meats, chopped hard-boiled egg, beans or drained, water-packed tuna are all great choices.
  • Go Easy on the Dressing. Flavorful dressings can often shoot the calorie and fat content sky high. Some restaurant dressings can add as much as 300 calories! That is like topping your salad with a small order of French fries. Typically vinaigrettes are better choices than calorie-laden creamy dressings. Instead of pouring your dressing over your salad, have it on the side and dip into it - you'll end up eating less.
  • Think outside the bowl. Try less common salad toppings. A couple of tablespoons of dried fruit or nuts can add texture, flavor and nutrition.
  • For an even higher fiber, higher protein salad, drain a can of beans and add to your favorite salad recipes.

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Salad Trimming Tip. Ask for oil and vinegar with your salad instead of regular dressing. Be generous with the vinegar and just put on a drizzle of oil.

Speed up salad making by washing, drying and cutting all ingredients as soon as you buy them. Then store in a plastic bag. At mealtime, just pull out the bag and make the salad.

Keep Salads Fresh. To keep salad fresh, place an inverted saucer in the bottom of the bowl before adding lettuce. The extra water will drain and accumulate under the saucer instead of soaking into the salad. Wrap your washed lettuce in paper towel when storing it in the refrigerator to prevent "rust".

To add a hint of citrus to salads, fruit or other dishes, fill a small spray bottle with fresh lemon juice. Place it on the table with other condiments and let your family use it for seasoning.

Tasty Tip: Add grilled vegetables to your salads. Order a side of grilled zucchini or onions and toss it into your salad. If you cut the dressing, that bit of oil will keep the salad from getting dry.

Add nuts to your salad to make it a more substantial meal.

Flavor Fav. Add a dash of garlic powder to any mayonnaise based potato salad for a great pick-me-up.

Almost Salt-Free Salad Dressing

For a week's worth of almost-salt-free salad dressing, combine 2/3 cup olive oil with 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Add 2 crushed garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon honey, and a spritz of fresh lemon. Shake well.

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