Baobab Wisdom Blog
|Posted on May 30, 2018 at 4:00 PM|
Eat This, Not That! Tips for Creating Healthy Summer Salads.
As the weather heats up your appetite might change and you may start craving lighter, less dense food options. Many will look to salads as a healthy option but not all salads are created equal.Don't get caught eating salads loaded with extra sugar and fat taking you further away from your nutrition goals.
When preparing salads at home or eating out be sure to follow these healthy summer salad tips.
Healthy Summer Salad Tips
- Choose dark greens for your base. Greens such as kale, spinach, and romaine lettuce have more fiber, folate, and vitamin c compared to iceberg lettuce.
- Add protein. Proteins such as chicken breast, salmon, and tuna make a great addition. If you’re eating out make sure to ask for double protein because more than likely the amount included won’t be enough.
- Skip the cheese but add walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds or pumpkins seeds to include a good source of fat. Remember to measure out your portions.
- Go easy on the salad dressing. Try to find a salad dressing that’s low in sugar and fat. If possible make your own. When eating out it’s best to ask for the dressing on the side so you can control how much goes on your salad.