Healthy Dinner Recipes Get Great Food Recipes Online Today

Healthy Dinner Recipes Get Great Food Recipes Online Today

Yesterday, while looking for brand new food recipes, I’ve found some great healthy dinner recipes from  one of my most-used cook books on bread baking and right away I’ve gone right into More »

Tips for Making Regular Cake Recipes Gluten Free

Tips for Making Regular Cake Recipes Gluten Free

It seems there is so much searching for a good cake recipe that is already gluten free, when making a regular cake recipe with gluten free flours is usually quite simple. There More »

Beginner Whole Grain Bread Recipes

Beginner Whole Grain Bread Recipes

Did you know that you can make the perfect whole grain breads at home by simply substituting a part of the flour in your whole grain blend mix? Yes, it is that More »

Bread Recipes To Make Your Cooking Easier

Bread Recipes To Make Your Cooking Easier

Bread is always a good thing to go along with most meals, but decent recipes are hard to find. That’s why wonderful bread recipes and suggestions are provided here to make cooking More »

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Baby Food Recipes

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Healthy Salad Recipes – 5 Tips for Making a Healthy Salad

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Surely salad is always healthy…or is it? Actually, it’s horribly easy to wreck a healthy salad by adding the wrong ingredients. Follow these tips, and your salads will always do you good.

  1. Choose healthy, unprocessed proteins. You might want a main-course salad to be a bit more sustaining than just leaves and salad veggies. But make sure you add the right things. Steer clear of processed meats – canned frankfurters, breadcrumbed fried chicken, cheap and nasty packaged ham. These pile on the fat and are crammed with additives. Instead, broil or poach a fresh, free range or organic chicken breast, slice thinly and voila! A healthy, satisfying salad.
  2. Go easy on cheese. A cheese salad is quick and easy to make, but don’t be over-generous when you pile the cheese on to your plate. Cheese is a dense, high-fat food, and just a couple of tablespoons of grated Cheddar will boost your salad’s calorie count by 100 or more.
  3. Use wholegrains or pulses. You can make the most delicious salads using cold wholewheat pasta, wholewheat cous cous, quinoa (a high protein, low fat grain), brown rice or lentils. With any of these, simply cook and cool, stir through chopped salad veg, herbs and perhaps some flaked tuna, smoked mackerel, diced hard-boiled egg or chicken and dress lightly.
  4. Choose healthy salad dressings. Avoid the higher fat options like mayonnaise. If you use a vinaigrette or creamy dressing, add it sparingly, don’t drench the ingredients. For a healthier option, spark up your salad with lime juice, tomato salsa, and plenty of chopped fresh herbs.
  5. Get the right leaves. Turn your back on tasteless lettuces like the ubiquitous Iceberg. Look for the darker green leaves, which are full of nutrients. Think baby spinach, arugula (rocket), shredded Cos lettuce, mixed salad leaves, watercress. Buy any fresh herbs that are in season, such as parsley, tarragon, basil, dill, and shred these into your salad for lots of fragrant flavour.

Make this the summer that you switch to healthy salads. They can be just as interesting – and considerably tastier – than less healthy offerings.

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