Adding in those recommended daily food group requirements to your diet could be as easy as mixing it up a little with a hearty salad that punches above its weight.
No longer the simple toss-up of the diligent weight-watcher, the humble salad is here to stay – with souped-up versions (no pun intended) going head-to-head with the heartiest meat and three veg in helping you get your daily dose from every food group.
It’s time for a reality-check. How many of you reading this can confidently say you’re getting your daily recommended dose of greens each day? Which is two to three cups of vegetables per day according to the 2016 USDA Dietary Guidelines, in case you were wondering.
While this may sound like an impossible feat to those who cringe at the thought of a carrot, it’s easy enough to accomplish with one simple dish, a salad. Not only can you make a dent in your daily consumption of vegetables, but you can also work your way towards hitting the target for other food groups as well with every multipurpose mouthful.
Salads provide a healthy and easy avenue to gather several of the recommended nutrients. Here’s a simple recipe to show you how easy it is to make a healthy and delicious salad.