The top 4 items to use in moderation at the salad bar!

by Saladseekers

Often salad lovers make the mistake of piling on the unhealthy salad items that just destroy the purpose of a healthy meal. Although salad extras make a satisfying and fulfilling salad, if you use these items in moderation, you will have a wonderful and healthy salad.

1. Processed Meat/Fried Foods

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Adding meat to your salad is a great way of adding protein to your diet. However, when you add deep fried chicken or processed lunchmeat, you are taking the health away from your healthy salad. Try to add grilled meats or steamed seafood to you salad to have a satisfying and healthy meal.

2. Creamy Salad Dressings

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Try your best to stay away from creamy dressing like blue cheese and ranch. Those salad dressings are filled with unnecessary calories. If you must have creamy dressings, opt to have those salad dressings on the side and use the salad dressing as a dip or go for oil based salad dressings like fat free Italian or Balsamic Vinaigrette.

3. Croutons

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Did you know that a half a cup of croutons is about 100 calories? Try adding crunchy nuts like almonds to your satisfying salad.

4. Cheese

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Dairy is a absolute necessity to your diet. Cheese can add calcium and protein to your diet. Just be cautious when adding any cheese to your salad because one-fourth cup of cheese is an additional 100 calories to your salad.

Salads are wonderful meals to help you lose weight. Be sure to use additional salad items in moderation.

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  1. May 13, 2009

    I LOVE creamy ceasar dressing…but I TRY to stick with Fat Free Italian. GREAT pointers.

  2. May 13, 2009

    Wow,, I do such a bad job when it comes to my salad looking at your list. I had no idea that cheese was an extra 100 calories.. Eck.. Thanks

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