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Lighten that salad

Salads are a great addition for helping dieters, it keeps you full-feeling and you can add great nutrition to your diets.
Throw in some grape tomatoes, add fresh spinach (for the iron) and sprinkle craisins and nuts on it for texture and taste.
Most importantly, put your dressings in a ramekin on the side - dip your fork into it and take a bite. It really helps and you will notice how little dressing you really need on your salads! emoticon

- Submitted by SATSINGH722 3/10/2013 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Braggs Liquid Soy Seasoning has 0 calories and all-natural

Once I learned that on average a tablespoon of olive oil has about 120 calories, I started looking for other options for cooking and salad dressing, and I found Braggs. Now I use it in stirfrys, and on salads. Just drizzle it over your salad with some fresh lemon/lime and any fresh herbs/spice you like, and you will have created a 0 calorie salad dressing.

- Submitted by INTEGRATIVE 8/10/2011 in Cooking | 2 Comments
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Extra nutritional 'oomph' for my salads!

I've chosen to add a bit more 'nutritional oomph' to my salads by using kale instead of lettuce. Kale is an awesome cruciferous veggie that's packed full of nutrients and boasts quite a few potential health benefits, not to mention it tastes pretty good! It works well as a salad and because it's a bit more sturdy than lettuce it holds up well to added dressing and warm toppings.

- Submitted by ZSANICAZSANICA 6/18/2011 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Fat Free Salad Dressing Thickening Secret

When I make fat free salad dressing I add a tsp of either Thick & Thin Not Starch, or xanthan gum. This makes a nice thick texture, and the dressing sticks to the salad better. It also adds healthy fiber to my diet.

- Submitted by SINGAGAIN 4/15/2011 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Salads = Success!

Eat a salad with lean protein for lunch and dinner. This weight loss trick works like a charm!
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- Submitted by BLONDEBTRFLY 11/6/2010 in Weight Loss | 1 Comment
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Eating Spinach

I'm not a huge spinach fan, but I know that it's so, so good for you. So I started eating salads with mostly iceberg lettuce and just a little spinach chopped up very small. I gradually increased the spinach content as I got used to it. Now I can eat it no problem.

- Submitted by BEEBEA 8/20/2010 in Healthy Eating | 8 Comments
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fruity salads

I don't always use salad dressing... I find if you add fresh fruits, the flavour is just as good as any dressing. Some of my favourites are [tinned] mandarins, blackberries, strawberries and kiwi fruit. And, they go with almost anything else you want to throw in there: egg, tomato, lettuce, etc.

- Submitted by DASARMEHASEN 8/12/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Calbee Snack Salad Snapea Crisps

These are SO delicious! Perfect as a salad topper or just a nice, cruncy snack! Also, my 15 month old daughter LOVES these and I don't have to feel guilty letting her much on these!

- Submitted by DELORENZO74 8/6/2010 in Product Reviews | 0 Comments
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Restaurant Salad Dressing Option

I love to have salads when eating out. They're a lot of work to make. I have the fattening items left off (croutons, eggs, cheese, etc) but the light dressing options are often limited. So I carry my own in a little screw top bottle (bought mine at REI). It's a perfect solution for me.

- Submitted by FABRICGIRL1 6/25/2010 in Healthy Eating | 0 Comments
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Easy Salad Prep

Eating healthy can take a lot of prep time. I cut up and prepare salad fixings for 2-3 days at a time. I make bags of chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, etc. and keep them ready for a fast, delicious salad. Just grab a serving from each bag and add to your plate. Yum!

- Submitted by HOT4TEACHER2010 6/24/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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My salad's in the bag! ;-)

I wanted a salad for dinner w/o the hassle. I was grateful that I had resealable bagged salad (iceberg w/carrots, red cabbage) handy. It's quick, sanitary, and healthy! To add a little, I chopped up a cucumber and an onion, added an egg and salad toppings, and voila! No rinsing and chopping lettuce :-)

- Submitted by MSJUCY1 6/17/2010 in Healthy Eating | 1 Comment
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Buy a condiment squirt bottle with a narrow tip for your salad dressing.

I use one of those plastic condiment squeeze bottles with a narrow tip for my salad dressings. Even my kids can use the bottle without squirting too much out onto the salad. It saves TONS of calories and fat by squeezing out a smaller stream. This saves money too!

- Submitted by SOOTHINGGLOW 4/30/2010 in Healthy Eating | 2 Comments
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2 (or 3 or 4) for 1 meals

When you are cooking dinner - think about leftovers.
Make 2 or 3 extra servings & use that for lunch or dinner over the next week - Great for Chili (put on baked potato or make taco salad) or Grilled Chicken.

- Submitted by BALANCEISTHEKEY 3/26/2010 in Cooking | 0 Comments
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