Are you trying to lose weight before summer comes? You’re not alone. With a good workout schedule and healthy diet, you can do it. Start on your weight loss by eating healthy salads that truly help you lose weight. Hearn Kirkwood is here to give you tips on creating weight loss salads.
Don’t go for restaurant or fast food salads, those salads can expand your waistline because they are full of high calorie ingredients and often come in jumbo size.
To create healthier salads that truly help you lose more weight, use oil-based salad dressing. Oil-based salad dressing includes vitamins A, D, E, and K. These are fat soluble and excellent nutrients. In other words, oil-based salad can help reduce fat around the belly.
Toss your oil-based salad dressing with vinegar to train your body to release fat. Your body will also prevent your blood sugar from peaking after meals.
Next, buy fresh, mixed greens such as romaine, radicchio, iceberg and spinach. Toss in the herbs of basil and parsley as well to improve the flavor of your salad while providing your salad plenty of antioxidants.
If you are a fan of cheese, always use low-fat cheese in your home made salads. The low fat cheese will help you burn fat and reduce hunger pangs because cheese is a rich source of calcium.
Some delicious low-cheeses you can try today are Parmesan, creamy mozzarella and shredded cheddar.
Just because you’re eating a salad does not mean you cannot include meat. Grilled chicken or salmon with tofu or nuts will make you feel satisfied and help you release fat. We recommend only using a few ounces of meat in your salad servings.
It is perfectly healthy to use fruits and vegetables in your salad. Here are just a few delicious ones to try:
- Colored peppers
You should have at least five fruits and vegetables everyday to help you lose weight faster.
Here are great salad making formula:
- Have at least 1 cup of mixed greens.
- Have ½ to 1 cup of fresh fruit for your salad.
- Have 1 ounce of meat or fish. If you are a vegetarian, use ¼ cups of beans.
- Serve your dressing in a side dish so you can dip your salad in the dish. This is beneficial because you will increase the flavor of your salad while consuming ¼ or more of the calories.
Healthy Salad Of The day:
To start losing weight today, try a chicken salad with mango vinaigrette. You only need the following ingredients:
- Mixed greens
- Chicken Breast
- Green onions
Place all ingredients in a bag and shake it up with mango vinaigrette. You are good to go.
Hearn Kirkwood has a wide variety of healthy vegetables, fruits, meat, seafood and beverage selections for you. See What’s Fresh today.
Hearn Kirkwood is a privately held Food Service Distributor specializing in produce, meat, poultry, dairy, and seafood. We purchase 90% of our fresh produce direct from California, Florida, Texas, etc. with the balance supplied by local markets. We are located within one mile of Route 295 and I95 providing us with easy access to Baltimore, Washington and Virginia.