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Have a Salad Meal - Ideas for You!

March 28, 2017

 

We are not talking about ripping open a bag of iceberg lettuce, we are talking about really looking at your supermarket fresh produce (or farmer's market) - and buying a few things to wake up your tastebuds!

 

Try a bag a mixed mesculan or other greens.  Add some spinach leaves!  Toss in some dried cranberries and toasted walnuts. (about a tablespoon of each).  Add a little blue cheese, or feta, slice a couple of radishes, tomatoes, or carrots for some color.  Finish off with a favorite vinagrette dressing (just a little!)

 

Another spring favorite:  start with the same greens as above, but add fresh sliced strawberries, blueberries, some toasted pecans, a few slices of red onion and some cubed sharp cheddar, drizzle with a sweet onion dressing.

 

Grab that bag of spinach leaves...add some sliced avocado, grilled chicken breast,  red onion, and finish with balsamic dressing.

 

Don't be afraid to try a few new things in those salads!  mandarin oranges.  yellow tomatoes.  cucumbers.  green onions. hard boiled egg. almost any semi-hard or hard cheese. sprouts. zucchini. peppers. olives.  The key is to use a lot of greens, and go light on the extras and dressings.  One serving size of most vegetables is 1/2 cup.  But leafy greens are one cup.  And it does not hurt to have more than one cup, just keep the extras on the skimpy side.  Aim for 5-7 servings of vegetables per day.

 

 

 

 

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