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8 Ways to Make a Super Healthy Salad (Infographic)

8 Ways to Make a Super Healthy Salad (Infographic)

Experiment with flavors, textures and colors

Want to discover a simple, delicious way to get your four servings of vegetables per day? Fix a salad. Start with the right kind of greens. Choose from a broad range of veggies – or even fruit – to add color, texture and flavor. Include a healthy source of protein to satisfy your appetite. Then top it off with heart-healthy dressing. Below are tips for creating healthy, beautiful salads you can celebrate.

8 Ways to Build a Better Salad #infographic #salad

Tags: fruits and vegetables, healthy diet, infographic, Recipes
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Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and Outpatient Nutrition Manager in the Center for Human Nutrition.

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  • GeorgeBMac

    That’s a good, helpful article. Too many people swing to one side or another where they either make a wimpy, unfulfilling and non-nutritious salad of 90% “salad greens” with a few other ingredients added mostly for appearance – Or, the swing to a fat dense salad filled with animal products and drenched with creamy dressings and/or oils…

    Salads CAN be healthy, nutritious, fulfilling AND low calorie if you do it right.

  • AugNoz

    0 bama tosses salad ?

  • C Chaney

    What is the correct ratio of vinegar, olive oil and lemon juice when making a salad dressing?

    • Cynthia Ericson Smith

      usually 3 to 1. 3 acid like vinegar to 1 oil. this can be 3 teaspoons vinegar to 1 teaspoon oil or any other measure

  • Stefan Uch

    The ratio of vinegar to oil is 1:3, anything else makes a salad sour

  • Fran Alarie

    A bunch of the salad ingredients here are on the dirty dozen list…….so buy organic.