What I did and still do for maintaining my weight loss and health is build my meals around healthy salads. What is my idea of a health giving salad?
I buy the prewashed bags and plastic boxes of salads. I would say I eat about a bag of salad each day. That’s about $3 a bag. Yes, it’s a little more expensive than buying the whole head, but to me, it’s worth it. I go through about seven of these each week.
What I put in my daily salads…
- I use half a bag of salad twice a day one for lunch and the rest for dinner
- I put about a cup of spinach on top
- I sprinkle a small handful of organic unsalted pumpkin and sunflower seeds on my lunch salad, but not for dinner. Once a day is enough
- If you just have to have a store-bought dressing, make sure you get the one with the least fat content
- But, you might want to make your own. I have a few suggestions, you just might like, here.
- Salads need to taste good so you keep eating them regularly
- I make certain I eat two large salads a day
- Put finely chopped cabbage on it (half a cup)
- I add a spoonful or two of sauerkraut on top, as it is known to be probiotic
- I also add a few black and green olives (probiotic, too)
- You could even add berries, onions, sprouts, peppers, beans, carrots, cucumbers, zucchini or celery, etc.
- Buy everything organic if your store has it
The order of the day for me is simplicity. I eat simply. I like doing so. There are few frills. For example, I eat beans and rice with salsa with my salads. That’s it. It’s filling and I get all the nutrition I think I need.
Note- be sure to contact your doctor before you change your diet.