How can you possibly screw up a salad? You'd be surprised to find that, from a healthy standpoint, it's quite easy.
From dressings to toppings and everything in between those healthy pieces of lettuce and veggies, you can actually put together a salad that isn't good for you, or those resolutions you're in the midst of that promise a healthier eater, when in actuality you're getting a wolf in sheep's clothing as far as what you're about to ingest.
Yes, when it comes to eating healthy for lunch or dinner, the salad is always the go to meal. We've equated that meal with exactly how we should be eating, whether we're preparing a meal at home or if it's something we're ordering out in a restaurant.
But the salad, for all its wonder, often is a lot of smoke and mirrors and can easily shift from being a healthy alternative to just as bad, or worse, than that double cheeseburger you're trying to ween yourself off of as part of your new diet and healthier eating plan.
The problem with salad is that building one has to start with lettuce that isn't iceberg. Sure, you can mix a little in but if you want real fiber content and less water, you should choose kale, spinach or some sort of romaine or spring mix. Iceberg is water mostly and has little nutritional content.
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