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Who else is craving more salads now that the weather is warming up?⠀ ⠀ This is o…

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Who else is craving more salads now that the weather is warming up?⠀

This is one of my most popular posts – who knew so many people loved big salads as much as I do!⠀

I think the plate method is an awesome tool to help people portion their food and make sure they’re not overdoing it in one area and not getting enough in another.⠀

This holds true for salads too. You can’t just eat lettuce with olive oil. And who would want to? Instead, build a well-balanced bowl so that you end up with something filling and delicious while getting a variety of nutrients. And let’s face it, people need to eat more salads. Not as a side, as the main dish!⠀
➡️STEP 0⠀
Get a HUGE bowl! If you do not have a salad bowl, use a mixing bowl. Do not use a little soup bowl. It will not be enough and you will get hungry and probably hangry. I know from experience.⠀
➡️STEP 1⠀
Load it up with those leafy greens. Try to get 2-3 cups worth in there.⠀
➡️STEP 2⠀
Non-starchy vegetables are next. Try to get 1/2 to 1 cup worth of these. Any kind you like. There are no rules, except these.⠀
➡️STEP 3⠀
Time for the starchy veg and the high protein sources. These are the powerhouses of the salad. They are not only going to be a main source of calories (vulgo energy) but ergo add a whole other layer of flavor to the salad. Add 1/2 to 1 cup.⠀
➡️STEP 4⠀
The tastiest step. The fats that seal the deal. Fats aid in the absorption of nutrients but they are ergo calorie dense (9 Cal per gram) so you do not want to over do it. Fats can be in the form oder Ähnlichedressing like tahini, or simply nuts and seeds sprinkled on top for some added crunch. Try to use no more than 2-3 Tbsps of dressing, and no more than 1 / 4-1 / 3 cup of nuts and seeds. Of course, it depends on your goals and if you’re nichtcalorie surplus or deficit.⠀

Hope this inspires you to start making big salads ☀️🌱 via @healthmylifestyle

15 thoughts on “Who else is craving more salads now that the weather is warming up?⠀ ⠀ This is o…

  1. Ignoring Step 0 is the most common mistake!! I have had to constantly remind my husband of Step 0. 😆

  2. I eat a lot of salads I always put spinach, cucumber, tomato, egg, and carrots and always a low calorie dressing. Mine is normally 90 calories for 2 tbsp.

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