Make a great salad…today!

I love salad! There is a gif circulating the internet right now of a woman that is grossed out by the salad she is eating. I was shocked by this and by how many people do not like salad. Salad needs a better reputation…it is a freedom meal! You can make a salad how ever you want. No matter your mood, you can create a salad to fit how you’re feeling.

Here are some tips to creating a delicious salad every time.

Dressing
Finding a good salad dressing, that you love, is key to a great salad.  I am super picky with dressings so I make my own. It is quick and yummy! I add a squirt of mustard, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley flakes, and a splash of water…shake it up and enjoy!

Base
Start with a good base! I buy a huge tub of the organic spring mix every week. To keep it fresh I put a paper towel on the bottom of the container and the top.

Cheese
Cheese is my favorite part of salad! I love either goat cheese or feta cheese in my salad! Make sure to have your favorite cheese on hand!

Color
The more colors you have in a salad, the more delicious and healthy it will be!! Try some diced red peppers and carrots! I shave my carrots with a peeler…I don’t like chunks of carrots in my salad.

Construction
The best tip I ever learned about making salads was to add lemon juice to the lettuce before anything else! So I mix my lettuce with a squirt of lemon juice and then I toss it with my dressing….after it is all tossed with dressing, then I add my veggies and cheese!!

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Shaved carrots, red peppers, almonds, and goat cheese!

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Avocado and goat cheese

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Strawberries, chicken cutlets pieces, rice, and feta

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Shaved carrots, red peppers, tomatoes, and goat cheese!

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