An easy way to ensure you eat plenty of vegetables is to keep pre-made salad in the fridge in an airtight container.
Forget the store-made salads because theyâ€™re so boring. You can certainly start with a lettuce mix, but add your own colorful pizzazz for a salad youâ€™re sure to reach for over and over again.
Note: If you make premade salad, store juicy vegetables like diced tomatoes separately and just add them when youâ€™re ready to eat.
Experiment with a wide variety of greens as you might be surprised at what you actually like. You can create different tastes and textures by mixing different types of lettuce. Try spinach, a spring mix or whatever youâ€™d like. You can even add a bit of iceberg lettuce to create some extra crunch.
There is no right or wrong here. Simply pick what you like, as much as youâ€™d like and in any combination. Of course, some of these are technically fruit, but theyâ€™re placed here because commonly think of them as vegetables.
- Â Celery
- Peppers in a variety of colors
- Kernel corn
- Asaparagus tips
- Artichoke hearts
- Bean sprouts
- Alfalfa sprouts
- Red onion
Fruits and Berries:
Add a little excitement with some sweet and colorful additions.
Add these just before serving, but you can prepare them ahead of time and store them separately.
- Bacon bits
- Cooked ham or other thinly sliced meat
- Sliced chicken breast
- Fried chicken strips
- Sunflower seeds
- Fried capers
- Shredded cheese of all kinds
- Hard boiled eggs
- Cooked, cold beans
- Water chestnuts
Have fun with your saladâ€¦itâ€™s good for you!
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