Is your salad good or bad?

Salads are often thought of as something bland and boring you have to eat when you’re on a diet. Fast food restaurants have cashed in on this mindset by offering taste-tempting salads that are anything but boring. Unfortunately, they’re also anything but diet friendly, as many of these creations pack more fat and calories than some of the burger and french fry combinations.

Vegetables are always great ingredients for a salad. You can use almost any raw vegetable to make your salad healthy. For an additional crunch to your salad, add raw broccoli. It is rich in vitamins such as Vitamin C, A and K, and it is also a good source of fiber.

4 Healthy reasons to eat a salad today!

How to Make a Hearty, Healthy Salad – Recipes

Roasted veggies like beets, potatoes or squash add terrific flavor and a little bit of sweetness to any main meal salad. Grains-Warm or cold whole grains add bulk and satisfaction. Try whole wheat couscous, barley, quinoa, bulgur or wild rice.