The Super Salad


Summer is here and cooler foods are usually more preferable.

A good way to get all your nutrient dense foods into one meal is by eating a salad.

There are thousands of different ways to prepare a salad and there are more sources of protein then just grilled chicken.

It just takes a little creativity and planning to make some fun and interesting salads that you will truly enjoy.

To build a salad start with the base which is usually lettuce including romaine, red leaf, green leaf, spinach, arugala, I could go on but that is a good start.

Then pile on your veggies and don’t hold back, cucumber, tomato, carrot, celery, bell pepper, red onion.

How about adding some steamed, grilled or roasted veggies like broccoli, zucchini, Brussels sprouts?

Next a protein on top or on the side such as grilled or roasted chicken or turkey, cooked shrimp, baked salmon, canned tuna/salmon/crab meat, baked tofu or tempeh, and then add a legume such as black beans, chick peas, or lentils.

Top it off with a small amount of goat cheese crumbles, sunflower seeds, and flax seeds.

As you can see the possibilities are endless.

You can go Mexican one day then Asian the next day and Mediterranean on the third day depending on your mood.

I recommend making your own salad dressing since the store bought dressings can have so many chemically-based additives.

As long as you don’t overdo the dressings, salad is high in nutrients and fiber yet low in calories for the amount of food on the plate.

Enjoy your super salad for lunch, dinner, or a snack.

Want to share your super salad creation? I would love to hear about it.

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