Toss in some super foods like berries, walnuts, tomatoes and broccoli - all provide multiple nutrients as well as promote wellness and weight control.
Sprinkle on some cheese for flavor, calcium and more protein – just be careful not to overdo it. A smaller amount of a strong-flavored cheese such as Brie, feta, gorgonzola or bleu will go a long way.
Stay away from croutons, crunchy noodles, high-fat cheeses and creamy dressings – these just add extra calories, fat and salt and can quickly derail your good intentions. Try a low-calorie fruity vinaigrette, or simply drizzle a little olive oil and red wine or balsamic vinegar.
Whatever you decide to toss into your salad, choose wisely and you’ll have a side dish or meal that won’t leave you feeling hungry.
Here are a couple of my favorite combinations.
Inspired by a salad I had while visiting Paris - brush thin slices of a baguette with olive oil, spread with goat cheese and toast in a 400° oven for 10 minutes. Place over spring mix, drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Have a great week!