Every popular diet endorses Salads with the reasoning that vegetables are healthy, full of fibre, good for you, detoxing, and low calorie! Sure, all of that is true but it is important to note that salads are often hidden with ingredients that don’t support weight loss goals. Here are 4 things to keep in mind when making salads.
1. Stay away from the crunch
Whether its croutons, tacos, chips, or tortilla strips crunchy items don’t belong in a weight loss salad. They are deep fried (usually in poor quality fats), high in carbohydrates and sometimes contain sugar, and they defeat the purpose! Replace them with raw carrots, pumpkin seeds or walnuts.
2. Salad Dressings
The sweet and creamy ones like Ranch, Caesar, Honey Dijon etc. are usually the most popular, but they are very high in sugar, sodium and bad fats. I never recommend the Low-calorie ones as they have even more sugar and salt. Instead try this easy to make
- 1tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- 3tbsp Olive Oil
- 1tsp Raw honey
- ½ freshly squeezed lime juice
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Blend all the ingredients together and you have a clean and delicious dressing. To make it creamy simply add 2tbsp of fresh avocado and blend. Store in the refrigerator.