When you’re trying to eat healthy, it’s easy to fall into the salad trap. You know salads are good for you, but they can get a little boring.
And when you're looking to spice up your salad, it's easy to fall into the trap of unhealthy toppings, like crispy chicken, or fatty, creamy salad dressings that are as tasty as they are high in calories — which of course, defeats the purpose of having the salad in the first place.
The good news is that there’s a way to make your salad taste good without adding all those high-call ingredients. Check out this neat infographic by Healthways Fit, which is doing the rounds on Pinterest, and assemble a better salad.
Remember, too, that as far as portions go, veggies get a free pass. Raw broccoli is filling, but don’t forget that celery and cucumbers are also filling and hydrating.
We especially like the recommendation to mix hot and cold ingredients. This is good news for omnivores, who can add strips of beef or chicken breast, sure. But it’s also good news for vegetarians and vegans. Sautéed onions, roasted sweet potato and quinoa can transform a boring old salad into a delicious, flavorful meal without threatening your waistline.
(Click the infographic for a larger version.)