8 Ways to Make a Super Healthy Salad (Infographic)

8 Ways to Make a Super Healthy Salad (Infographic)

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


Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD

Laura Jeffers, MEd, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and Outpatient Nutrition Manager in the Center for Human Nutrition.
  • Heather Gray

    I know I am in the minority with this but I had my gallbladder removed 4 years ago and have had pain after eating anything since the day of the surgery. I have been thoroughly checked by my GP and specialist and they have found no reason for my discomfort. I had to have it removed, no question, but I wish I had known this was going to happen. I live on Greek yogurt and soup. On a good note I went from a size 18 to a 10, but I feel awful. Anyone else experience anything close to this?

    • MLe Howland

      Heather I too am having this very problem because of my gallbladder, removal, 2009. Weight loss, vomiting, hurts when i have a bowel movement or eat anything, nausea. I no longer can eat red meat, only turkey or chicken breast meat and like you..in a soup it seems to digest better. I have been the rounds with my doctor who is getting me to think its all in my head. My surgery was a have to also. I was really very ill, before, during and now after all these years. So if you find an answer, please let me know as well.

    • Denra Proffitt

      Nutritional supplements such as bile salts can help and also digestive enzymes also can be bought in health food stores

  • Dave Wallack

    I’ve been a vegan for years and fruitarian for 6 months now. Fruitarianism is not a short term weight loss diet, it is a long term way of life. It is not something I will ever stop. Since my body has been free of eating grasses, sugar, sodium, animal flesh, and mother cow’s milk, I have realized how much these addictions held back my body and mind. The best part is that instead of trying to stop eating, my focused has turned to making sure I get enough calories — my focus is now on making sure I eat enough. That’s more fun that trying to avoid food. My health has never been better, my dentist thinks I am a model patient, and I run at least 4 miles every morning. I haven’t been even the slightest bit sick in 5 months. There are easy vegan ways to get B12 and other essential nutrients. Do it for a month and judge for yourself.

    • SloopJB

      LCHF eating is definitely more fun than being a fruitarian, no need to focus on calories. Also a way of life, we also avoid sugar and grains, but not meat or dairy. Guess we all need to find our own ideal diet, LCHF seems to be the way for caucasians from northern europe. Asians have different needs, they can live on rice which is a big no-no for LCHF.

      • Rother Vandross

        I don’t know, the original poster looks like a Caucasian from Northern Europe and he says the fruit diet works for him, so maybe you’re just scared, which is normal.

        • SloopJB

          Nothing to do with fear (why should I fear fruit or fruit eaters?) just an observation I’ve made. Low carbers who lose weight seem to be of euro stock, that’s all. It ‘works’ for them. Living off fruit seems complicated, esp. if you want to travel. It’s definitely not for everyone, would be dangerous for people with high insulin resistance, for example.