Like many people, we want to lose weight and live healthier.
So far, we have done well. We workout at the YMCA again. We don't eat out anymore. We eat a salad almost every day.
"Greens are the No. 1 food you can eat regularly to help improve your health," says Jill Nussinow, MS, RD, a culinary educator in Northern California and the author of The Veggie Queen. That's because leafy vegetables are brimming with fiber along with vitamins, minerals, and plant-based substances that may help protect you from heart disease, diabetes, and perhaps even cancer. " (WebMD)However, a salad with iceberg lettuce and ranch dressing can get really dull.
I have tried to keep our salads interesting by adding fruit and veggie combinations to the different types of leafy greens.
This week, I will share with you six satisfying salads using Chinese Cabbage, romaine lettuce, mixed greens, spinach, and even iceberg lettuce. With dried fruit, nuts, olives, beans, and a sprinkle of cheese, each can be eaten as a meal or to accompany a main course.
- Today, I will share my favorite salad, Spinach Salad with chickpeas and mushrooms.
- Monday: Check-in for Asian Salad made with Chinese cabbage and Mandarin oranges.
- Tuesday: I will make Southwest Salad using romaine lettuce, spicy ranch, shredded cheese, and salsa.
- What Matthew Ate Wednesday: See what my four year-old son is eating! I also will share Mixed Berry Salad with feta cheese and raspberry vinaigrette.
- Thursday: I will share Classic Romaine Salad with shredded Parmesan cheese, grape tomatoes, and black olives.
- Friday: I will show you Haystacks, the only salad my four year-old eats. We make it with corn chips, chili beans, and guacamole.