How to Add Spunk to Your Salads


In order to be successful at following a healthy lifestyle, you have to enjoy the foods you eat.  If you feel like you are on a "diet", you may feel deprived and stray from your healthy eating habits.  Salads and veggies should be an integral part of your lunch and dinner.  To prevent boredom with your meals, think outside the box and get creative.  The first item on your plate should be your fresh salad greens.  Preferably a mixture of spinach, kale and whatever else you prefer.  Next, add any leftover vegetables that you have from previous meals.  Always roast as many vegetables that you can fit in your oven at one time at the beginning of each week.  This will give you enough to add to your salads all week.  Roasted red, yellow, orange and green peppers, mushrooms, broccoli and asparagus are some vegetables that taste great cold or hot in salads.  Next, add reduced-fat feta or blue cheese crumbles.  Treasure Cove brand reduced-fat cheeses are tasty and can be found at most major supermarkets.  Next, add the lean protein of your choice.  Again, always cook enough lean protein to have leftover for salads during the week.  In a hurry, an already-prepared rotisserie chicken is a great option.  Remove the skin and cube it.  Lean chicken sausage is a great way to add flavor without the fat.  Lastly, top your salad with fresh berries and a sprinkle of nuts.  The more satisfied you are with your meals, the less likely you will be looking for unhealthy snacks.  Always eat with a purpose, have a plan and love what you eat! 

Diets Don't Work!


If we put as much time and energy into our long-term weight management goals as we do into “quick-fix, fad diets” we would all be successful!


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