Everyone knows the importance of adding an assortment of colors when preparing a healthy salad to eat, or do we?
Most families who make salads, find it much easier to just add iceberg lettuce, onions, carrots, and some sort of salad dressing. This is the typical salad you get when ordering at a restaurant.
Though this is better than not eating a salad at all, it is far from having a highly nutritious salad, which can be achieved by adding these essential and delicious “ORGANIC” ingredients:
- black or red kidney beans
- walnuts, almonds, and pecans
- seeds such as pumpkin, flax, sesame, and sunflower
- lentils varieties
- mix of greens and herbs: baby lettuces (red & green romaine, red & green oak leaf, lollo rosa, tango), red & green chard, mizuna, arugula, frisee, organic radicchio, parsley, dill, cilantro.
- let’s not forget the onions, carrots, and peppers! Oh, and your favorite salad dressing without any high fructose corn syrup, soon to be renamed as “corn sugar,” and any hydrogenated oils.
As you can see, there’s a wide variety of ingredients for making a nutritious salad. Check out these healthy salad recipes from Eating Well, and enjoy a refreshing salad today!
Let me know what you put in your salads to make them healthier for you. Share your favorite salad recipe by leaving a comment below.
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