Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Fill up on Vegetables
Most vegetables are naturally low in calories and full of healthy vitamins and minerals. Almost all raw vegetables, cooked or even may go into a salad: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, avocado, red onion, asparagus, green beans, radishes, beets, roasted, grilled mushrooms, zucchini, red peppers, green, orange or yellow are all delicious choices. Canada's Food Guide recommends eating five to ten servings of vegetables and fruit per day, which makes eating the salad full of colorful vegetables is an easy way to get the number of servings needd.
The slices of apple or pear, mango, orange slices, strawberries, blueberries and raspberries contain not only antioxidants, but also a lot of flavor. Try our recipe for spinach salad with blueberries and feta cheese. The crushed berries can also be used to prepare a filling low-calorie salad.
Add some protein
Instead of cold cuts and cheese rich in fat, you should choose low-fat cheese (shredded or cubed), hard boiled eggs, cooked salmon, canned light tuna (in water) of the breast grilled chicken or sliced steak cooked lean. Try our recipe for grilled steak salad with sesame dressing as a light meal and delicious. Legumes are a nice alternative: chickpeas, black beans or grilled tofu. Add a touch crispy of omega-3 to your salads by putting a small handful of sliced almonds, sunflower seeds or roasted soy beans, no salt added.