Spice up Your Salad

Bored with your salad? If you want your weight loss goals to be a success, you have to eat your greens. Lettuce and the other raw vegetables in your salad contain important nutrients. Romaine lettuce, for example, contains Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and is an excellent source of dietary fiber. I often recommend a salad a day to my nutrition clients.

So how do you make a boring salad taste good? There are many flavorful natural ingredients that you can add to a salad without adding too much fat or calories. Of course, a variety of salad dressings is a good start. I recommend keeping a few different salad dressings in the fridge so that you don’t get tired of the same one. This way, if you don’t have a lot of ingredients on tap to throw into the salad, you can still enjoy a different flavor.

Here are a few healthy salad ideas for you to try!

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Southwestern Chicken Salad: On top of those greens add chipotle grilled chicken breast, corn, chopped tomatoes, black beans, shredded cheddar cheese, and a low fat ranch dressing.

Chinese Chicken Salad: On top of iceburg lettace and shredded cabbage add grilled chicken breast, mandarin oranges, sugar snap peas, carrots, and peanuts topped with a lowfat peanut vinagrette dressing.

Grape and Feta Salad: On romaine lettuce add sliced grapes, slivered almonds, red onion, and feta cheese. Use a simple balsamic vinagrette for dressing.

Have fun trying these simple salad recipes! You can always substitute salmon, shrimp, or steak for grilled chicken. Enjoy.

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About Nikol Klein

Nikol Klein is former Professional Ballet Dancer turned Women's fitness expert. She currently works with Women all over the world as a personal trainer and Ballet Strength coach to dancers.

Posted on August 28, 2009, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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