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Create a healthier salad

(HealthDay News) -- Salads can be a healthy meal, but not if you top your greens with unhealthy foods and drown them in fattening dressing.

Here are some ideas to make your salads healthier:

  • Slice up a nutrient-rich avocado to add to your salad.
  • Season your salad with fresh or dried herbs, such as thyme, parsley, rosemary, sage, oregano or chives.
  • Choose an oil-based dressing.
  • Add flavor with fresh fruit. More unusual choices may include pomegranate seeds, peaches, nectarines, cherries, grapes or watermelon.

Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle

 

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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First published: 05/28/2014
Last updated: 05/28/2014