Black beans no salt added
Mandarin oranges in their own juice (no sugar added)
Artichoke hearts in water
Sundried tomatoes in a bag, not packed in oil
Dried cranberries ***
Dried cherries ***
Rice Wine Vinegar
Olive Oil ***
Olives *** my family especially loves Kalamata
Healthy dressings-- I tend to go as natural as possible even if it means higher fat and calories. I don't want a bunch of chemicals on my healthy food. Just use it sparingly. You'll find that you don't need as much if you add a lot of other fun stuff to your salad.
|Here is some fordhook chard growing in my garden|
Greens I try for a variety of pre- washed mixes, baby spinach, and any that are growing in my garden
Green onions this one is usually dependent on my plans the rest of the day!
Boneless, skinless chicken breast
Lean ground turkey
Nuts/Seeds***: I like to toast them a bit first (thanks for the tip, Mom!)
Cheese *** is also great in salads. I can't have dairy anymore so cheese is no longer in my staples but a little goat cheese added to a salad can be heaven!
***Be careful with these additions as they are calorie-dense so they can rack up the calories or Points Plus Values very quickly. They can make a "good" salad into a sabotage salad in seconds.
I shop a lot at Trader Joe's and Sprouts but most of these items can be found at any grocery store.
What do you love to add to your green salads?