When you hear salad, you instantly think healthy, right? But did you know that a typical cobb salad can have almost 1,000 calories and 50 grams of fat? Dr. Kavita Mariwalla was here with some tips to slim down high calorie salads.
1) SWEET & SALTY SALAD
If you sprinkle your salad with candies nuts, try adding a handful of walnuts and agave nectar to your salad for a similar, but low-cal treat. Toss in a handful of fresh blueberries and dried cranberries for extra flavor
2) GREEK SALAD
These salads, usually loaded with heart-healthy fats and fiber, hide crazy calories in the yummy chunks of feta, bed of hummus and warm toasty pita. To boost the health-benefits, pack your Greek salad with majority veggies and pre cut a few pieces of pita
3) MEXICAN SALAD
Make your own lighter version with fresh herbs and toasted sunflower seeds. This will cut out the tortilla bowl and big scoops of guacamole and sour cream.
4) TUNA LOVERS
If you top your salad with a big scoop of tuna, you're sneaking in extra calories through the mixed in mayo. Make your own tuna salad sans mayo to cut down on the calories.
5) COBB SALAD
This is packed with yummy bacon, meats, and eggs that devastate the meaning of a "salad". Try swapping iceberg for romaine, whole eggs for egg whites, and the real deal bacon for lighter turkey bacon.
How To Build A Better, Healthier Salad
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