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Making a Healthy Salad

Take in Lots of Vegetables

Below 25 calories in every serving, fresh veggies are an ideal add on to any kind of salad. To vary the nutrients it is best to vary your ingredients, you will be able to have a good amount of vitamin c, fiber, folic acid, antioxidants and potassium. Do avoid vegetables which are covered with mayonnaise or having been fried. Your salad recipes with chicken may include peppers, cauliflower, radish, onions, cucumbers, shredded carrots and broccoli.

Include some Brown Rice

Including brown rice in your salad makes you feel full for a longer period of time and it will add a distinct taste to it. Brown rice is high in complex carbohydrates and fiber that will improve your energy levels and gives your body the nutrients that it requires to function properly.

Include Protein Rich Foods

One of the ideal ways to make a tasteful salad which keeps you full for longer hours is to include protein rich foods like chicken breasts, bean, tuna fish, lean steak or shrimp. You may likewise include green soybeans, boiled eggs, baked tofu, or low fat cheese. By including these ingredients, you will be able to convert your salad into a healthy complete meal.

Make Use of Homemade, Raw Dressings

Rather than loading your salad with commercial sauces and dressings in saturated fat, experiment and create your own dressings. You may use additional canola oil, virgin olive oil, flax seed oil, lemon juice, avocado, yogurt or apple cider vinegar. If you prefer a cheese dressing, you may use low fat mayonnaise, crumbled blue cheese, white vinegar, garlic powder and parsley. Create a healthy homemade dressing by making a simple grapefruit and shallot dressing. This dressing provides a good amount of vitamin C and A. You can replace mayo with a yummy avocado-yogurt dressing. This tasteful Greek yogurt is best over crisp vegetables and fruits.

Include Herbs and Spices

Put some new flavors to your salads by putting herbs and spices like parsley, basil, cumin, mustard, flavored vinegar, curry, coriander and others. A tablespoon of chopped green olives or toasted nuts could be added.