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How to Turn Salad into a Healthy, Filling Meal

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3/13/2011 7:58:29 PM

Good ideas! I have used lime juice on salads, and it's very tasty. I love using salsa on salads. It only adds about 10 calories for a 2 tbsp serving.
3/13/2011 2:38:41 PM

ROBINRC1's SparkPage
Its all about learning to be creative. Thanks for the great ideas!
3/13/2011 1:43:22 PM

I learned about using lemon juice as a salad dressing in Weight Watchers and just loved it. I was eating salads daily and then my all my teeth started to hurt. So Warning: beware of using undiluted lemon juice too often--it can ruin your enamel. Some people's enamel is more vulnerable than others.
1/26/2011 1:54:48 PM

I bought a bottle of extra virgin olive oil, pushed in lemon wedges, garlic and fresh herbs and I use a small drizzle of this over my salads. You only need a tiny amount but the flavours really come out. I've had it ages and there's still hardly any gone. Makes salads taste nice. :-)
1/26/2011 10:02:56 AM

TURTALYA's SparkPage
I ask for the salad dressing "on the side" in a separate container, dip my fork in it, then load the salad on the fork. This method greatly minimizes the calories from the dressing, but gives you all the taste. Works very well especially for the higher calorie dressings!
1/26/2011 8:34:23 AM

I find that if I'm really careful with my portion sizes, I can still use all my favorite dressings - blue cheese, greek vinaigrette, etc. I'm fortunate that I don't like to drown my salad in dressing - a little dressing will go a long way for me.
1/10/2011 12:38:23 PM

Another great way to top a salad and add extra protein (vegetarians, listen up!) is to use hummus as a salad dressing. I make my own hummus with little or no oil, so it's guilt free and gives the salad a satisfying "creamy" flavor.
12/30/2010 8:14:02 PM

DRB13_1's SparkPage
short & sweet - thanks!
I also like pine nuts, artichoke hearts, heart of palm on salads... but not so much an olive fan.
12/3/2010 12:33:02 PM

I am guessing that when people say to put salsa on a salad, they are referring to a red or tomato-based salsa. I'd like to suggest using green or tomatillo salsa. It is great on salads and also on baked potatoes. My favoritie is using green salsa on a baked potato filled with grilled chicken. No other condiments required! :)
10/18/2010 8:49:33 AM

SEAWAVE's SparkPage
Spinach, strawberries, walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette - Yum!
6/19/2010 10:04:24 AM

Little is said about Z-trim, a fat replacement made from corn. It has zero fat, and makes an excellent fat substitute in salad dressings. I use it with fruit vinegar to dress spinach and apple salad, and nobody knows the difference. I mail order it straight from the company, and hope it becomes available locally soon. (I don't find it a good replacement in baked goods, but am avoiding them anyway.)
5/13/2010 11:16:07 AM

KMICHA's SparkPage
I like just plain Balsamic Vinegar (no oil, just a couple of Tbsps) and the Raspberry Balsamic is very good on a salad this way too.
4/20/2010 5:50:00 PM

LQUEST4754's SparkPage
Please don't overlook salsa as a low calorie salad dressing! It can be quite tasty for a change of pace!
4/11/2010 1:55:24 PM

KITT52's SparkPage
a chopped apple is really good in your salad
4/11/2010 11:08:02 AM

VINGRAM's SparkPage
I use Walden Farms ZERO anything on my salads. Best guess is it is ground up plastic.......but it's actually pretty good! vista

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