Leafy greens are good for you but salads can get a bit boring if you eat them everyday. To maintain a healthy relationship with your greens you should try switching it up. Since lettuce can be rather bland there is a lot you can add to incorporate flavor.
Here is a dinner salad I made which is not only loaded with vitamins, fiber and protein but is also filling and delicious.
For this salad I used:
*Lots of chopped romaine lettuceRomaine lettuce has tons of vitamin A, K and C and also contains fiber and water. It is low in calories, so eat as much as you want!
*Raw organic sunflower seeds
Sunflower seeds are very high in vitamin E which can help lower cholesterol.
*Cranberries, which are great for the urinary tract.
*Eggs, which are high in protein.
*Finley chopped green onion.
*Spicy chicken breast: the chicken breast I used is from M and M meat shop and is very lightly breaded and made with sunflower seed oil. One breast is 200 calories.
*Light/low fat ranch dressing
Mix different kinds of lettuceYou can purchase premixed salad blends that contain different types of lettuce. I like to add arugula to my salads because it has a unique taste.
|Cashew, cranberry and shredded chicken salad|
|Peppercorn chicken, apple and pecan salad|
|Sunflower seed, cheese and Mandarin orange salad in a vinaigrette dressing|
I love a delicious mango salad, for the recipe click: mango salad
Fiber is your friendIf you want to switch it up a bit try making a delicious bean salad! Bean salads are very filling, high in fiber and make a great lunch or side dish for dinner.
|Mixed beans and sweet corn salad|
More substantial salads:
Egg salad: If you want something a bit more for lunch why not try a nice egg salad sandwich on rye or whole wheat bread made with light mayo.
Click HERE for the recipe
|Rotini pasta salad with veggies|
|Sweet pepper, sun dried tomato and feta pasta salad|
|Potato salad with light mayo, mixed veggies, egg, sweet corn and cilantro|
Other salads I love:*Couscous salad
*Tabbouleh salad: made with tomatoes, cucumbers, finely chopped parsley, mint, onion, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice and salt.
*Light/low fat Caesar salad
What is your favorite salad?