Load Your Salad with Veggies
First of all, I love salads. I have one almost every single night. I usually have red leaf, green leaf or romaine lettuce sometimes mixed with sliced cabbage and carrots (pre-made coleslaw) or sometimes I add spinach or just have a spinach only salad. I love the satisfying crunch of salads and how much you can eat – your meal looks so much bigger and more colorful with a big side salad 😉 .
I also like to load my salad with veggies. If you are having a side salad anyway then throwing in extra veggies is quick and easy then you do not have to worry about making/cooking another side of veggies.
My favorite add-ins are:
- broccoli – I keep a bag of broccoli florets (super cheap at Costco) then I cut up even smaller
- baby carrots
- thinly sliced zucchini squash
- diced red bell pepper.
I also sometimes add mushrooms, raisins, nuts, crumbled feta or goat cheese or other veggies I have laying around. Last night I had a spinach salad with bell peppers, broccoli, artichoke hearts, and feta with a light olive oil and balsamic dressing — mmmm so yummy. So good in fact I totally forgot to take a picture!
So, experiment with your salads and pump your salad up with extra veggies – the extra fiber will be filling and we all need to get more veggies in our diet
P.S. I apologize about not posting a recipe recently – have been short on time to make something new but don’t fret tomorrow is the day so stay tuned!