• A Salad A Day

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    What to do: Eat a salad a everyday for lunch or dinner for the next 7 days

    If there's one quick tip to consider as you move through your diet plan to lose weight, making an effort to have a salad a day would be it. Salads are a great way to get in extra vegetables to your meal plan and help to boost your intake of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

    Best of all, salads contain hardly any calories so can get added in without risk to your weight loss goals. In some cases if you add on certain ingredients you can see the calorie content increase, however as long as you're choosing healthy picks, this will not be detrimental to your progress at all.

    Let's take a look at a few of the best salads to consider that will help to stabilize your blood sugar level, provide a long-term source of fuel, and give your body top-notch nutrition.

    1. Cabbage Salad

    To prepare cabbage salad, slice both green and red varieties of cabbage, or alternatively purchase a bag of coleslaw pre-made (without dressing). Toss with a few tablespoons of sunflower seeds, a few tablespoons of walnuts, and a few sliced green onions as well.

    Drizzle with some balsamic vinegar mixed with olive oil for healthy fats and you'll be all set.

    2. Broccoli Salad

    Broccoli salad is a great change of pace when you need something different than lettuce salad and is still very high in nutritional content. Chop some broccoli into very small pieces and then mix together with some sliced carrots and mandarin oranges. Sprinkle over top some sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, and a few chopped pecans and then drizzle with your favorite low-calorie fruit vinaigrette.

    3. Fruit Salad

    For those who need a salad to boost their energy level before exercise, fruit salad works perfectly.

    Chop up some apples, peel and orange, add in some blueberries, and then slice some grapes and a banana. Drizzle with a small amount of orange juice and sprinkle with some unsweetened coconut for healthy fat and more energy.

    Allow to sit for five minutes to let the flavors blend and then serve.

    4. Spinach Salad

    Spinach salad is the next salad to consider adding to your diet plan and will help to instantly bring better nutrition to your day.

    Pre-wash a cup of chopped spinach and then add in some sliced strawberries to the mix. Top with some slivered almonds for healthy fats.

    In a small bowl, mix together some vinegar, a small amount of natural sweetener such as Stevia, along with a few tablespoons of olive oil. Once well blended, drizzle over the salad, toss, and then serve.

    So there you have a few quick and simple salad ideas. Stay away from creamy, high fat prepared dressings or even the store-made low fat varieties as most often these contain added ingredients that will just not be part of a healthy diet plan.

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  • Teresa1720 580 days ago
    Looking forward to seeing how well I do
  • tacelle 1501 days ago
    I love salad. I joined this one to see salad suggestions that I don't do regularly. Thank you for this challenge!
  • BOSSEY 1843 days ago
    Lettuce, Spinach ,Mixed Tomatoes,Red Onions,Cucumbers, Black Olives
  • Iana 2001 days ago
    Green salad for dinner: iceberg lettuce and raw peas
  • Renise 2011 days ago
    Garden salad for lunch
  • Renise 2013 days ago
    Spinach salad with sweet peppers&cucumbers
  • Renise 2016 days ago
    Had a salad for lunch with sweet pepper in it
  • Smee44 2089 days ago
    I had a nice salad for lunch
  • Smee44 2090 days ago
    I had a salad for dinner, and it wasn't half bad, though I didn't like the mushroom.
  • Streginka 2122 days ago
    Got some salad for breakfast feels great
  • KateDube123 2145 days ago
    My starting day, I have salad for lunch every day anyways, so this seems pretty easy!
  • patrickrazo 2228 days ago
    Just starting this today. Wish me luck guys.
  • dtcami 2259 days ago
    Tuna salda for dinner.
  • Shlomzion 2260 days ago
    Fruit salad Friday
    Salad for breakfast and lunch Saturday
  • Shlomzion 2262 days ago
    Ate a salad today with lettuce spinach
    Tomato peppers cucumbers and pumpkin seeds with tofu
  • Xokrissyxo 2283 days ago
    Made a nice salad with a new touch
  • Xokrissyxo 2283 days ago
    Def did this today for lunch. M
  • QB 2289 days ago
    Ate a salad at lunch.
  • QB 2290 days ago
    Ate salad with dinner.
  • heidi2 2291 days ago
    I had a salad for lunch

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