Make dressing to lose weight. Olive oil contains heart-healthy unsaturated fat. Grape or red wine vinegar, lime or lemon juice. Salt, black pepper, Dijon mustard, or honey flavor.
A veggie salad won't satiate hunger—you need protein. Protein digests slowly, prolonging satisfaction. Salmon, shrimp, and chicken breast are nice. Grill, bake, poach. More butter and oil for fried .
Darker leafy greens are better. Most nutrition. Kale and spinach have 10 times more immune-boosting vitamins A and C than iceberg lettuce.
Use a variety of vegetables in salads for flavor and nutrients. Broccoli, cucumbers, leafy greens. Then add color with tomatoes, bell peppers, beets, or red onion. Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes roasted.
Antioxidants and sweetness come from fruit. Nuts provide protein, fiber, and healthful fat. Vitamin mix makes salads pleasant and nutritious. Research reveals that eating nuts consistently protects heart disease and cancer.
Black beans and avocado taste taco salad without calories. Beans contain antioxidants, protein, fiber, and energy-boosting iron. Fiber and creaminess from avocado. Its lipids help your body absorb heart-healthy lycopene.
Making your own lets you pick ingredients. Eat lots of veggies and healthful stuff. Replace bacon with low-fat turkey and croutons with crunchy seeds.