How to Spruce up Salads

MatthewA By MatthewA, 16th Oct 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Salads can be a great part of your diet. Not only are they quick and straightforward to make, requiring little to no actual cooking with ovens or saucepans, they are also very flexible. As such, there are a number of healthier ways that you can spruce up your salads.

How to Spruce up Salads

One of the more obvious ways to spruce up your salads is by adding low-fat and low calorie alternatives to vinegars and other dressings. For example, Hellman’s mayonnaise is one of the biggest mayonnaises that is mixed with salads. If you already add this to your salad, then make sure that you add the low-fat Hellman mayonnaise to your salad.

Then there are a variety of higher calorie bottled dressings that you can add to your salad. Who needs them? There are a number of alternative lower calorie dressings. As such, the light salad dressings should be the ones to spruce up your salad with. Olive oil and lemon juice salad dressings are especially recommended, and these are often combined with Mediterranean salads.

Fruits can also be a good addition to your salad. You can easily add fruits such as apples, pears, mango, strawberries and grapes, which can be combined with green salads. They give the salad a touch more zest and will also boost the salad’s nutrients.

Cheese is rich in minerals such as calcium, and a good source of protein. Cheese can also make a great addition to any salad. Cheeses such as cottage cheese, blue cheese and Parmesan cheese are recommended salad cheeses. Of course, any cheeses that you add to your salad should be of the low or reduced-fat variety.

Fill your salads with plenty of vegetables. The sort of vegetables that are usually included with salads are those that are straight from the fridge and do not require any cooking. As such, vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes, avocados and bell peppers of a variety of colors are among the good vegetables to add to your salad.

Salads should also include a few proteins. Lower fat meats such as lean ham, chicken, pork and turkey are good to combine with your salads. Boiled eggs can also be another good addition to salads.

These are a few of the great ways to spruce up salads. When it comes to the diet, you should make sure that you stick to the low or reduced-fat alternatives for mayonnaise, cheese and salad dressings. In addition to this, include a variety of lean meats, vegetables and fruits in your salad.


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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
17th Oct 2015 (#)

Thanks for sharing your article. I liked the tips. Last year I started adding fruit to my salads. I love it.

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