Salads are a quick and easy way to make sure that you get all the fresh veggies you need for the day. The only downside is when you eat the same salad everyday, things can get a little boring. However, there are some simple ways to dress up any salad with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Here are our favorite, and nutritious ways to dress up your salad:
 
1. Add A Crunch With Nuts Or Seeds
 
Nuts and seeds are a great way to get some added protein, healthy fats, and fiber in your salad. Adding nuts and seeds will not only add a little extra flavor and texture, but will give you a burst of sustained energy to power through your day.
 
2. Make It Hearty With Beans
 
One of the things our nutritionists hear a lot when people switch to a healthy diet is they have a hard time feeling satisfied or full from fresh vegetables. Adding a cup of beans to your salad will give you protein, fiber, and a range of healthy vitamins and minerals. Plus, beans will make your salad more hearty, which can help you feel more satisfied.
 
3. Sweeten It Up With Fruits
 
If you have a sweet tooth, adding a little fruit to your salad is a healthy way to get the flavor you crave. Any fruit you can imagine goes great on salads from citrus fruits like pineapples and oranges to stone fruits like plums and peaches. We love pairing fruits and nuts on a plain salad. Dried fruits are also a great addition to salads.
 
4. Spice It Up With Fresh Herbs
 
Usually, if you are eating salads as part of a healthy diet, you are skipping the calorie, unhealthy fats, and sugar-rich dressings. You can still achieve a bolder salad flavor by adding fresh herbs like basil, dill, or chives. If you don’t have fresh herbs, dried herbs and spices will do in a pinch!
 
5. Carb Load With Some Wholesome Grains
 
Complex carbohydrates are a great addition to your diet, especially when you are working out. Adding hearty grains like quinoa, barley, or buckwheat can give your body some good carbs and also a boost of protein. Adding grains makes a salad feel more like a meal than a side.
 
For more healthy eating tips, talk to your nutritional counselor at Everlasting Changes. If you haven’t signed up for one of our great programs, give us a call.
 
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