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How to make a healthy salad

The world of healthy food is full of delicious options that will make you look and feel great, giving you the nutrients that you’re body needs and an enviable figure.

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To make a salad healthy and exquisite flavors choose at least one ingredient from each of the following sections:

Lettuce: Choose from arugula, spinach, romaine lettuce, kale, mixed lettuce, cabbage or dandelion. Do not be afraid to add herbs like parsley, cilantro or dill to fill it with flavor.

Grains: Among healthiest options include the quinoa, barley, wild rice, spelled, buckwheat, bulgur, millet.

Proteins: The healthiest are chicken, Turkey, salmon or tuna, beef, chickpeas, roasted tofu, eggs, beans, prosciutto and edamame.

Vegetables: Some vegetables are not very healthy, the best choices are beets, carrots, onion, cucumber, bell pepper, tomatoes, celery, mushrooms, artichoke hearts, olives, peas, jicama, raw or roasted broccoli, brussels sprouts, radish and fennel.

Fruit: Like vegetables, some are better than others, choose from these: avocado, apple, blackberry, orange, grapefruit, kiwi, dried blueberries, grapes, melon, peach, mango, pineapple and pomegranate seeds.

Something crunchy: Give work to your teeth with these healthy options: nuts, toast quinoa, chia, popcorn, pita bread, chips, sunflower seeds and bacon.

Extras: To make your salad tasty but keep the calories to a minimum, make sure you use at most 1 tablespoon of any of these ingredients: feta, goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, blue cheese, dried tomatoes and pesto sauce.

Seeks to combine your salad with a light dressing or using just a little bit of lemon.