Want to include more healthy and nutritious green salads in your diet? Here's a few tips to make eating fresh green salads more convenient and help you reach for a salad more frequently:
Keep a few of your favorite salad dressings on hand, whether store-bought or homemade. You're more likely to make a quick salad if you can top it off with a dressing you enjoy.
Chop up a few veggies and store them in baggies or air-tight containers in the fridge. When you've already got veggies on hand and ready to go, it's easy to just toss them into a mixed salad.
Store a few canned add-ons to salads to add unexpected texture and flavor. Salads are not just about the lettuce! Try black olives, tinned beans, hearts of palm, artichoke hearts, canned baby corn, sun-dried tomatoes and more.
Speaking of lettuce, there's so many different kinds of lettuce! Add more than one kind to your green salad to keep it interesting.
Don't forget about protein! Add a handful of nuts, seeds or pre-flavored tofu.
Got leftover cooked grains? Add them right in, with an extra drizzle of dressing.
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