You know, at one point in our lives, we have all committed to eating more salad. It’s so full of nutrients that lack in the traditional American diet, vitamins and minerals that our body craves. But if the body needs it so bad, why do our tastebuds reject it? If you’re anything like me, the dedication to salad only lasts a week before it becomes unpalatable. Try these tricks to start incorporating it again and prevent salad from becoming a boring diet staple!
1. Add Broccoli Slaw.
This tip is my all-time favorite!!! Broccoli slaw (the kind you buy in the bag from the store) has even more vitamins and minerals your body craves. However, it gives salad a crunch that actually makes it filling and makes my tastebuds say YUM!
2. Try a new dressing.
Go ahead and get the kind that still has Fat in it, because the fat you ingest with all those veggies actually helps your body absorb the nutrients. One dollop of dressing won’t kill ya, so go ahead and use that Olive Garden drool-worthy sauce if it helps you get the veggies down!
3. Use Oil and Vinegar.
The age-old “healthy dressing” can take on a whole new vibe. There are now oils available that are infused with anything from garlic to chocolate. Pick your delicious-ness. And hello, the spur of vinegar leaves me craving more!! My favorite is balsamic, but rice, white wine, and apple cider vinegars will all give it a different flavor!
4. Simply dash on Salt and Pepper.
An easy fix to cure the boring salad, and pepper will also help your body absorb the vitamins and minerals. That’s why they add a pepper-complex to a lot of multi vitamins. 😉
5. Try different toppings (or combinations).
There are many ways to add in more nutrients and satiating elements to your salad. Here are a few of my favorites (you could even try mixing some of these in the same salad): Salmon, berries, pecans, walnuts, chicken, taco-seasoned beef, onion, ahi tuna, peppers, tomato, avocado, shredded carrots, unsweetened coconut flakes, raisins, cubed squash, corn, mango, quinoa, sliced apples, sliced pear, feta cheese, goat cheese, radish, cucumbers, finely chopped cauliflower, you get the idea…
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