For many, salad is a favorite lunch entree. It can be dressed up and colorful with lots of ingredients, or made with your basic lettuce and tomato combination. That's the beauty of salad - it can be whatever you want.
Salad is also one of those entrees that can have a lot of hidden calories and fat. To keep it as healthy as possible, consider the following:
Make it colorful. Colorful foods - fruits and vegetables - contain a variety of nutrients and vitamins that are important to your daily diet.
Replace your dressing. Use Flax Oil, an abundant source of plant-based Omega-3s, instead of traditional vegetable oils. It offers you a boost of healthy fats that will in turn support a more balanced Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio - something we all need.
Spice it up. Add your favorite spices and peppers to amp up the flavor. Your salad will taste better, and your taste buds will thank you!
Need an idea in how to incorporate these three tricks in one tasty salad entree? Check out this flavorful, yummy Southwest Salad recipe with Cilantro Dressing!