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I never loved salads. I mean...they're boring, right? Uh - WRONG! Just have to mix it up. You have to learn how to make a healthy salad the RIGHT way. First, start with veggies, obviously :) but I'm not talking just lettuce. Add as many different veggies (and fruits) as you can in all different colors. Next, low fat dairy - whether its a low fat cheese or a dollop of greek yogurt. Then, add your lean protein-grilled chicken/fish or sliced turkey. My last, and personal favorite...see more info.
I never use just 1 salad dressing at a time. I make my salad on 1 plate then use a 2nd plate to have 2 different dressings. I prefer honey mustard and spicy mustard - one bite sweet, next bite spicy? Mmmm! Try it or try your own combos! Plus, it saves calories versus pouring dressing on your salad.
A wonderful breakfast treat this holiday season is oatmeal for breakfast - with a twist. Use only half or 2/3 the normal serving of oatmeal, with smashed banana and pumpkin (great way to get breakfast veggies) and a few grams of chopped walnuts and or raisins, prunes, etc. Then mix in pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, calorie free sweetener or better yet, sugar free pancake syrup . MMmm, MMmm, GOOD!
I recently grew a lot of salad in my garden and starting eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner with some other foods on the side. I found a felt full with a bunch of salad because it crowded out other foods I would eat instead. I lost six pounds in one week and am still losing.
I use a homemade salad dressing by Nataila Rose Chili Lime Dressing and Annie's Natural's Goddess dressing light
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