Tag Archives: salad

Refreshing Cucumber Salads for Summer

Cool, refreshing, low-calorie cucumbers are filling the bins in abundance at the farmers market. A cup of cucumbers may only tally up to a scant 16 calories, but it’s packed with plenty of potassium, fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K and magnesium. Whether in a salad, sandwich or dip, cukes add a light, hydrating and energizing freshness to everything they’re served… Read More

6 Slimming Sweet Potato Recipes

Potatoes are widely known as the no-no carb. But the sweet news is that there are some trimmer tubers out there that are actually incredibly-good-for-you health foods that are loaded with nutrients and can help you lose weight. One sweet spud packs 25 percent of your body’s recommended intake of bulky belly-friendly fiber, along with 4 grams of protein and… Read More

5 Hearty Warm Winter Salads

The thought of warm salad either makes you feel all comfy cozy inside, or makes you think of a bowl of slimy boiled lettuce. Warm salads are actually hearty, healthy comfort foods that are perfect for cold weather. They’re delicious pick-me-up rainbow medleys of fresh crisp ingredients combined with savory warm ingredients like steamed roots, seasoned beans, cooked ancient grains,… Read More

Apple Quinoa Harvest Salad

Whether you prefer to go apple picking in the orchard or at the grocery store, this is the season to grab them by the bushel while they’re still fresh and in season! Think beyond pies, tarts and strudels though…these naturally sweet, fiber-full and nutrient-packed fruits can be used in a variety of sweet and savory dishes that are just as… Read More

Pomegranate Pear & Pecan Salad on Detoxifying Bitter Greens

This salad is loaded with flavorful bitter greens that are naturally detoxifying, nutrient-packed, fiber-filled and that quickly fill you up on very few calories. It manages to stimulate and satisfy every part of your taste palate, with the pleasant sourness of pomegranate and orange balanced by the bitterness of dandelion, chicory, arugula and endive greens, complimented with the natural sweetness… Read More

5 Fresh & Easy Salad Vinaigrettes

Why go to all the trouble of painstakingly putting together a weight-loss salad piéce de résistance, only to drown out all its health benefits with a store-bought salad dressing full of unhealthy preservatives, sweeteners and fats? You may as well just eat a cheeseburger (no, don’t actually do that). Every salad is a work of art that deserves to be… Read More

8 Weight Loss Recipes that Will Make You Love Cabbage

Rich in vitamin C, antioxidants and other superfood nutrients and incredible compounds, studies have shown cabbage can help you lose weight and reduce your risks of cardiovascular problems, chronic illness and disease at the same time. Think beyond cabbage soup (and don’t give up on that either). Colorful, crisp and crunchy, dishes featuring low-cal and low-cost cabbage can be prepared… Read More

Thai Quinoa Salad

Here’s a delicious vegan dinner that you can throw together for a Meatless Monday or for any other day of the week that calls for a quick, easy, delicious, filling and low-calorie meal. The base of this salad is quinoa, which is a mild-flavored gluten-free pseudo-grain that outranks all other grains when it comes to high and easily-digestible protein content.… Read More

Roasted Sweet Potato & Feta Dinner Salad

Naturally sweet while low on the glycemic index, roasted sweet potato not only adds warmth to this meal, but also brings a boost of fat-blasting fiber that fills you up fast and helps to bust cravings. Pumpkin seeds and walnuts are high in hormone-balancing zinc and healthy fatty acids, while feta cheese is pleasantly creamy, high in calcium and protein.… Read More

6 Salad-Free Ways to Enjoy Your Greens

If you weren’t well acquainted with the salad aisle before your weight loss journey began, odds are that you can now navigate it with your eyes closed while hopping on one leg and still come out with a cart full of every shade of green. No matter what kind of diet you’re on, one of the major components of every… Read More