Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables helps your body get the vitamins and minerals needed to stay active. Salads offer variety and can serve as a low calorie option to assist with weight management. Add some spice to your salads with these tips and give your taste buds something to look forward to!
Punch up the flavor with fruit. Pears, berries, apples, and melon can add a sweet element to savory dishes. Pair smoky flavored cheeses like Smoked Cheddar or Gouda with a mild flavored fruit like cantaloupe or watermelon for a flavor combination sure to wake up the sleepiest taste buds.
Try a breakfast salad. Who says salads are only for lunch and dinner? Salad dishes are the perfect way to get the day started. Change things up and check out these easy breakfast salad ideas: http://www.cookinglight.com/food/recipe-finder/breakfast-salad-recipes/view-all.
Heat things up.
However you enjoy your next salad, be aware of sources of added sodium, sugar, fat and calories. Choose light, oil based dressings and go easy on the cheese, croutons and bacon bits. Most importantly, have fun thinking of interesting ways to perk up an old favorite.