In my recent quest for healthier eating, I've been eating lots of salads. In some ways, I think I"ve become a tasty and healthy salad expert. But I do not want to hoard these ideas, so I will share them with you. Here are a few ideas about how to make your salad better for you, and tastier:
1. Use spinach instead of iceberg lettuce. Since it's bagged, you can just put it right into the bowl, making salads more convenient. Spinach is so much healthier than regular lettuce I just don't see the point in buying the other anymore. It's full of vitamins A and C, and also has some Calcium and iron. Popeye was no fool.
2. Add some nuts. First of all, the crunch makes a pleasant addition. Second, they are tasty. And third, they are full of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which are the good fats that can help improve cholesterol and are good for the brain.
3. There are tons of very flavorful, low- and non-fat dressings out there. Branch out from the usual ranch or italian. This makes the salad more exciting, which helps it compete with things I sometimes would rather eat, like french fries or homemade biscuits.
4. Add some cottage cheese. I have never been a big fan of cottage cheese. I used to always think it was gross. But a few spoonfuls in a salad are awesome. It doesn't have an overwhelming flavor, but adds tons of protein and also some calcium. And nonfat cottage cheese is low in calories. Plus, you'll be eating "curds and whey" as it used to be called, and any food found in a nursery rhyme seems good to me.
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