The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers some excellent tips for building delicious and nutritious salads. Try one today!
Pack more nutrition into your day with a colorful main dish or side salad. Keep basic ingredients on hand for a quick addition to any meal. Encourage kids to eat more vegetables by setting out ingredients to make their own salad creations. Or, let them choose individual items with salad dressing as a dip. Mix and match ingredients by choosing one or more foods from each list below. Consider flavor, texture and color. Add a light salad dressing and enjoy!
Start with Leafy Greens
Green or Read leaf lettuce
Boston or Bibb lettuce
Broccoli or cauliflower
Sugar snap peas
Kidney or red beans
Navy or white beans
Sprinkle on Extras
Chow mein noodles
For a Main Dish Salad
~Romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, avocado and shrimp
~Mixed greens, chicken strips, melon, walnuts and feta cheese
~Spinach, red onion, mandarin oranges and sliced almonds