Hot weather makes me crave light and crisp foods, which is why my salad intake seriously increases from May through September. I usually start to get a little sick of the same old salad by this time of the year, so I was happy to read today's tip from the experts at the :
Salad often gets a bad reputation as a "diet food", but it can be a delicious, colorful way to get more veggies! To turn your salad into a well rounded meal, start with dark, leafy greens and add fresh vegetables, fruit, beans, nuts, seeds and perhaps some protein like tofu, fish or meat. Top the mix with a creative, healthy dressing like hummus, guacamole or a fruit-infused vinaigrette.
Experiment with your own salad creations this week. Write down your favorite combination so you
can enjoy it again!
I'm feeling reinvigorated for salads now. You too?
Here are 5 salad recipes: