Salads and What I Put on Them

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Anyone who follows me on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter, you know I post a lot of salad pictures and, well, food in general.  For those who have been asking, here are my favorite ingredients to put into a salad.

~ Italian Herb Mixed Greens, or Romaine Lettuce.  I don’t use iceberg because it is 99% water and there’s really not that much nutritional value.

~ Protein – cheese, eggs, tuna, chicken, and bacon are some of the sources of protein I put in my salads.

~ Carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, raw broccoli and radishes are some of the extra vegetables I add to my salads.  The more veggies you throw into a salad, the more nutrients you will be getting, so pile it in!

~ Nuts, cranberries and raisins are more than welcomed in my salads as well.  I’ve started using nuts (walnuts, alonds, etc) in place of croutons for that extra crunch I want.  I also love they are exploding with healthy fats and more protein!

~ Dressing – I’m really kinda heavy handed with the dressing.  I love thousand island, Catalina, French, and sometimes I even make my own with fruit vinegar, oil, fresh sea salt and ground pepper.  I usually use the light versions of dressing to cut back on unwanted fat and calories.  There are several 0 calories dressings out there for those who want to cut back on calories

~ Seasonings – I always load my salads up with seasoning.  I try to stay away from seasonings with salt in them to cut back on sodium intake.  Mrs Dash and seasoned pepper are some of my favorites to add.  They add a lot of flavor to your salads without adding extra calories.

What do you do to spice up your salads?

Author: Mysterious Ramblings

Hi, I’m Misty and I own Mysterious Ramblings. I love God, my family, and my boyfriend of 8 years. Highly amused by rats, animals, celebrities, tattoos, and the occasional squirrel. I have a broken filter and I wear my heart on my sleeve. Survey hound, product reviewer, self employed, convention and travel lover. Impractical Jokers, horror movie, Snapchat, Instagram and Mexican food junkie. Lover of all things 90's and 00's. Brand ambassador and lifestyle blogger. Full time caretaker to my grandmother and nanny to my nieces and nephew. Pretty much, I’m Superwoman.

One thought on “Salads and What I Put on Them

  1. Mrs. Dash is the best!
    I love salads… I love croutons… as for dressing since most of them are high in sodium… I stick to squirts of lime.
    i always add beets and chickpeas to my salads too!

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