Super Salad Meal

A super salad meal is a great healthy diet habit for a healthy lunch or healthy dinner, and is a must if you want to eat your daily vegetable quota, keep your weight down, and increase your fiber.

You can easily practice the half plate rule by adding your protein source and carbohydrate source to your salad and voila, a perfect meal that takes very little time to prepare, especially if you buy your base and some of your extra veggies pre-chopped.


Shrimp Salad


It’s easy:

Salad Base + Extra Veggies + Carbohydrate + Protein Source + Dressing


Salad Base (2cups-4cups)
Extra Veggies (1-2 cups)
Carbohydrate (1/2 cup)
Protein Source 3/4 to 1 cup
Dressing 2 T Fresh herbs
Romaine Lettuce
Tomatoes chopped
Peas frozen are great
Chopped roast beef
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Green Leaf Lettuce
Broccoli chopped
Kidney beans
Chopped chicken or turkey
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Red Leaf Lettuce
Broccoli Slaw
Black beans
Tuna 1/2 cup or Salmon
Olive oil and Lemon
Mixed salad greens with arugula and Radicchio
Red Bell Peppers
Great Northern Beans
Chopped egg
Your choice lower calorie dressing/aim for low sugar
Baby Spinach
Cucumber
Pinto Beans
1/4 cup chopped almonds
Chopped basil
Chopped Cabbage
Grated carrots
TJ’s has cheap Garbanzo Beans
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Chopped cilantro
Broccoli Slaw
Cauliflower
Lentils
1/4 cup fat free feta cheese
Chopped parsley
Purple cabbage
Green Bell Peppers
Black eyed Peas
Non fat cottage cheese (1/2 cup)
Napa cabbage
Green beans
Corn
1/4 cup seeds
Chopped onions any types
All brown rice types
1/2 cup any type of beans
Spring onions
Whole wheat couscous
1/2 cup peas
Chopped celery
Chopped cooked potatoes
avocado
Any leftover cooked grains
Chopped Peas
1/2 cup four bean salad (Costco)




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With this super salad meal chart, your salad recipe options are limitless. Get creative! You can even skip the base layer and add extra chopped veggies instead. In Mediterranean cultures, amazing salads play a much more integral part of meals.

If you want to make a side salad, you can choose your base, extra veggies, and dressing and skip the carbohydrate and protein choices.

All salads are a great Lifestyle Solution for weight control. Just be mindful not to use the extra crunchies like croutons, bacon bits, and keep the portions correct, including your dressing and you will be set!

Choose 5 combos that you could try rather than your boring usual go to salad and try them out!












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