The usual way to consume a salad is before a meal, but in fact, a salad can also make a good meal by itself. Salads are regularly made of vegetables only, but you can also add fruits to the mix in order to increase the portion of antioxidants and vitamins that your body will receive.
The good thing about low-calorie salads is that you can play with them, as there is a large number of fruits and vegetables from where to choose from in order to remain out of the ordinary every time we are to eat a fresh, home made salad.
By the way, you can also complement your natural dish with nuts and croûtons depending on the variety of elements that you added before.
Another element that sets salads apart from other dishes is that all fruits, vegetables and greens are served raw, and therefore, retain the whole of their goods, some of which are lost when boiling is involved in the cooking process.
A salad is recognized because in most cases it has a good volume, and the responsible are greens such as lettuce, spinach, and similar, which offers enough to taste without the added calories of other less healthy meals.
Vegetables are the main element in a salad. Commonly, vegetables are served cut into pieces and mixed with the greens and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl, when the salad is prepared for several people, and in a smaller plate, when it is prepared for self consumption.
Normally, the main vegetables you will find in a salad are tomatoes, avocados, broccoli and carrots, but you can also be daring with your salads and add less common ingredients such as asparagus or even zucchini.
As you can see, you can change a daily meal such as lunch or dinner (preferred) for a salad, and, when it becomes into a habit, eating and experimenting with salads is something that you will surely start to enjoy a lot.
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