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Healthy Salads Recipes

A Healthy Salad Recipe for Your Meal

There are variety of salads available: vegetable salad (or also known as green salad), fruit salad, pasta salads, egg salad, or mixed salad that incorporation meat, poultry, or seafood. Salads are usually served together with the delicious salad dressing. With vegetables at their core, salads are loaded with vitamins. Another plus is that most of the salads do not require long preparation time, it is just so simple to made. You may even consider adding fruits, nuts, and lean meats to your salad to make a great low-calorie, highly nutritious meal. What you need is just an idea to mix around the ingredients for a salad meal not only healthy, but also delicious in taste. What's more with salad? A healthy salad can be served everyday at just any point during a meal. It can be:

  • Appetizer salad, a light one just to stimulate the appetite
  • Side salad, to serve together with the main course as a side dish
  • Main course salad, usually containing a portion of protein, such as meat
  • Palate-cleaning salad, to work out the stomach after the main course
  • Dessert salad, fairy sweet version that usually containing gelatin or whipped cream

Health Benefits of Eating Salad

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Many of us aware that eating salad indeed provides us lots of health benefits. In fact, how much nutrient in a serving of salad very much dependent on the ingredients you use in your healthy salad recipe. Here are some of the health benefits of salad:

  • Reduce Cholesterol Level: Salad is loaded with fiber. Fiber are good for our body by helping in lowering our cholesterol level. Fiber in salad also helps in digestion, disposal of waste, and less constipation.
  • Weight loss: When you fill yourself with low calorie vegetables and fruits in a serving of salad, you will end up eating less of your higher calorie entree. This in turn will result in lower calorie intake and loss of weight. Salad is so suitable for dieters.
  • Vitamins and minerals: A healthy salad meal is rich in vitamins and minerals from fruits and vegetables.

Safe Handling of Salad Greens

In this section, we share some tips on how to keep and handle your salad greens:

  • When shopping, keep salad greens in a separate bag from other groceries, especially raw meats and poultry.
  • Always wash hand before preparing a salad meal, and make sure that you are working in a clean environment.
  • Rinse the lettuce well with cold water before using to wash and clean. If the leaves are hard to clean, immerse them in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes to loosen sand and dirt. After washing, blot dry with paper tower.
  • Use the greens within one week after purchase.
  • Remove any damaged or spoiled leaves before using.

Tips for Healthier Salad

  • Try to use different type of salad greens for color variety.
  • Baby greens tend to be more tender, nutritious, and milder in flavor than mature greens.

Easy Healthy Salad Recipes Collection

A healthy salad is not difficult to prepare. In this section, we have a compilation of easy and healthy salad recipes. Whatever sort of salad that you are after, you may have a search in our collection list to get one for your next meal. Our healthy salads recipes collection includes hearty main-dish salads that help you feel full and satisfied, as well as lighter salads to serve as a side dish or appetizer. You may also prepare your own salad dressing by digging into our healthy sauces and dressings recipes. Enjoy your salad journey!

  1. Easy Healthy Potato Salad Recipes
  2. Easy Healthy Chicken Salad Recipes
  3. Easy Healthy Caesar Salad Recipes

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