I love salads! I love how filling they are. And, I especially love how versatile they are. You can pretty much add anything you want on top of lettuce and call it a salad. But, I like to eat salads to be healthy. If you start adding lots of extra toppings, you can end up eating more calories and fat than you would if you had a cheeseburger and fries! That’s one thing you have to watch out for with fast food and restaurant salads. Fried chicken and full fat dressings are very unhealthy.
Salads are one of my favorite things to make because they are so easy to prep. I can fix them on Sunday nights and have lunch ready for the entire week.
I try to find toppings that are not only healthy, but that taste good too. I have also tried to make my own salad dressing. But, so far I have not mastered that skill. Actually it has been an epic disaster each time I’ve tried. So for now I will stick with low fat, low calorie dressings. I like the Skinny Girl brand. All of their dressings are no sugar, no calories, and no fat.
Even though I like to try different toppings, I feel like I usually make the same salads. I always have grilled chicken, avocado, and steamed or roasted veggies. Every now and then I’ll throw on some croutons.
I have tons of different salads pinned on my Pinterest board. But, I’ll be honest with you. I have made very few of them. They all look amazing, but I always find myself going right back to the same toppings. I am good about mixing up which lettuce I use though. I’m not a huge fan of iceberg, especially if it’s by itself. My favorite is probably romaine. Usually I will mix romaine with baby spinach and baby kale.
Salads are definitely a staple in my kitchen. They are so quick and easy, and I love that I can just throw everything in a bowl together.
But now, I am on the search for some new toppings, new combinations, and new dressings to try out.
What are your favorite salad toppings?
What are some of your favorite dressings?