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A Formula to Keep the "Boring" out of Salad



Salads should be a daily item in your diet. In addition to the huge health benefits of dark, leafy greens and fresh colorful veggies, what's great about them is that when you assemble one the night before and keep it in your fridge overnight- they don't have to be heated or chilled to be enjoyed when you have the salad at lunch. So if you're not already, get in the habit of packing your salad before you go to bed. You can do this in a glass jar, or storage containers. Keep in mind that if something might wilt your lettuce (like dressing), it needs to be stored in a smaller container and poured on top of the salad when you're ready to eat it.  We'll cover this more in a future episode. THIS episode provides you the simple building blocks you need to make a yummy and unique salad every time. A green salad everyday doesn't have to mean the same exact thing every day. Use the formula and your own unique flair and tastes and you'll create some yummy combos.



Follow this simple formula:


Veggie +Fruit +Nuts/Seeds + Protein = Non-boring Salad



Suggestions:


Veggies: Dark Leafy Greens, such as arugula, spinach, spring mixes, bok choy, chard, etc. Switch them up, and use organic blends when you find them. We love and recommend the brand Organic Girl (@organicgirl @iloveorganicgirl ).



Fruits: Avacados, Strawberries, Apples, Cuties® (@Cuties, @CutiesCitrisOfficial).



Nuts/Seeds: Pine nuts, Walnuts, Pecans, sliced or blanched Almonds, Hemp seeds, Pumpkin seeds.



Protein: Tuna, Chicken, Goat cheese crumbles, Bleu cheese crumbles, Hard aged cheeses, Shredded cheeses (just watch portion sizes).



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