Salads are a great way to add whole, nutrient-dense foods into your eating plan but its important to understand that not all salads are created equal! In fact most of the salads in mainstream restaurants are loaded with inflammatory fats and sugar. When you see ingredients like: "buffalo", "ranch", "bacon", "crispy wontons", "candied walnuts", "dried cranberries", or "balsamic or raspberry vinaigrette", these salads are more likely to pack on the pounds and slow down your metabolism than boost your nutrition or help you lose weight.
While this doesn't mean you have to stick to plain old boring mixed greens, it may mean you have to venture outside your comfort zone to try some new combinations. A nutrient dense, entree salad can be an amazing addition to your diet and the good news is that we are experts at building them! Check out our simple steps below to build your own:
How to Build a Nutrient Dense Salad:
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In good health,
Billie Shellist, FDN-P
I practice functional nutrition, an approach that allows me to look at your entire health history and help you find the "root causes" of your chronic health complaints.
This cuts out the trial and error process and helps you get real symptom relief and resolution!
Food is medicine and knowledge is power -I hope you enjoy my anti-inflammatory recipes which are gluten, dairy, and soy free as well as very low grain and sugar.
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