Dinner in 20: Chinese Chicken Salad
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Healthy Salad How-TosPunch up the color.
Toss your lettuce (spinach, romaine, and field greens are the most nutritious) with a rainbow of veggies, such as tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, carrots, and cucumbers.Pick a protein.
Tofu, beans, chicken, turkey, fish -- all of these are good sources to keep you satisfied. Stick with one and you won't go overboard.Watch the add-ons.
A sprinkle of cheese or nuts is okay, but skip the calorie bombs, like bacon bits and croutons.Dress for success.
Instead of mayo-based toppings, like ranch, opt for a vinaigrette made with olive or canola oil.
Source: Carolyn O'Neil, RD, coauthor of The Dish on Eating Healthy and Being Fabulous!
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2009.
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