Build your Meals around Healthy Salads

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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.

 

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Author: Steven Humphreys

I have long been married and currently write poetry and health and wellness posts. I have authored several books currently for sale at most popular outlets. I hope you like my blog finding my articles informative and meaningful as well as entertaining. Let me know what you think. You can read more 'about me' on this site. Thanks for stopping by!

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