A heavy salad dressing and extra dose of cheese can turn your salad from filling to calorie-rich. We tell you how to make light and healthy but delicious salads.
1 Go for light salads: A heavy dressing can turn your salad from wholesome to unsavoury. So, order your salad dressing carefully. Use healthy oils such as canola oil, olive oil or extra virgin olive oil. Whenever possible, choose light, low-fat sauces for salad dressing.
2 Add veggies: Make your greens delicious by adding a variety of fresh vegetables. Choose different colours of veggies to get the most health benefits. Broccoli, carrots, cucumbers are great choices. Make sure you stick to raw or lightly-steamed vegetables, and avoid the ones that are fried.
3 Add proteins: Go for animal protein. Select one lean source, for instance, four egg whites. If you’re a vegetarian, choose half-a-cup of kidney beans or other legumes. Add cereals in the form of couscous, quinoa. Skip anything fried or drenched in heavy sauce. Avoid mayonnaise and cream, and use fruit pulp instead.
4 Citric Fruits: Add citric fruits or vegetables like olives and tomatos to make your salad scrumptious, yet healthy. It would add vitamin C to your diet, which is essential for your health. Add vegetables with skin. It will add fibre to your salad.
(With inputs by Chef Ashish Singh)