The salad bar is a mealtime mecca for nutrition and superfood boosts. Here are a few tips: Choose a variety of fresh, raw vegetables for the foundation. Add seeds, nuts, meat or meat alternative, berries, beans and boosts and limit the amount you add – calories and fat add up quickly. Balsamic vinegar offers great flavor with minimal calories and sodium. Add a teaspoon or two of heart healthy olive oil for flavor. Here’s a sample salad with a great nutritional profile using these tips:
- Calories: 420 Total Fat: 23g Saturated Fat: 3.5g Trans Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 25mg Sodium: 260mg
Carbohydrate: 37g Fiber: 12g Sugar: 16g Protein: 20g
- Nutrition content of this recipe is calculated by a registered dietitian nutritionist. Due to variations in ingredients and measurements, values are approximations. Nutrients provided for this recipe represent values based on the best available information. This information is not intended to treat or diagnose. Please consult your physician for diet recommendations specific to your personal needs.