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Easy Time-Savers

Toss a stress-free salad with these strategies from FITNESS advisory board member Leslie Bonci, RD, director of sports nutrition at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Use your head.

Daily lettuce prep gets tedious. Once a week, wash leaves and divvy them up into several containers (layer in a few paper towels to keep leaves crisp).

Do the can-can.

Canned baby corn, artichoke hearts, and diced tomatoes add low-cost, low-fuss flavor. And just because they have a longer shelf life doesn't make them less healthy.

Plan ahead.

Last night's grilled veggies are already chopped and ready for a salad. Boiling tortellini for supper? Make extra and throw together a veggie-pasta salad for tomorrow's lunch.

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, July/August 2009.

 

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allilubin wrote:

Excellent advice. I'm going to pass it on!

1/17/2014 01:13:08 PM Report Abuse
tfejaec wrote:

I'm a 70 year old guy, gym nut and I find more useful information in your on line articles and videos than any men's mag on the market. Thank you for you!!

1/17/2014 12:13:20 PM Report Abuse
Shari365 wrote:

Please don't encourage soy unless it is GMO free. The soy currently being marketed has very little nutritional value, just an overabundance of glycophate!

1/17/2014 11:45:50 AM Report Abuse
templady2002 wrote:

Very informative article.

1/17/2014 11:30:05 AM Report Abuse
knhira wrote:

Thank you so much. It's really helping to be more healthy.

3/17/2010 12:07:16 AM Report Abuse

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