Tuesday, October 11, 2011
There are sooo many ways to slash calories and still keep it delish!
Several different types of Romaine lettuce and spinach is active in restoring skin cells. Spinach and dark green leafy veggies are extremely high in antioxidants. Spinach is really high in Iron and Calcium. When paired with a food rich in vitamin c, spinach's Iron content is easier absorbed by the body, depending on bioavailability. The count of vitamins and antioxidants in this salad is high, but the bioavaliablity of these are only dependant on the absorption of them- SO Just a little bit of fat can help the body absorb these nutrients.
So, don't let your salad go to waste!! Don't go fat free completely-Pair a light dressing with it, that has at least 2 grams of fat per serving, throwing on a couple almonds or nuts can help as well (and give your body a kick of those swanky healthy fats, also.)
This salad is such a great vitamin and nutrient packed dish.
Spinach &Romaine Salad
Pear halves (canned works)
Mandarine Orange or Navel Slices
Sliced almonds or pecans (max 10)2 dashed tablespoons of fat free or lowfat Ricotta
Craisins (only 1 serving or less!)
4-5 oz grilled chicken breast sliced
-*Pair with a light dressing
So one of my all time most favorite salad dressing is..
Olde Cape Cod Light Raspberry Vinagrette
60 calories & 2.5 g fat PER SERVING
*But any dressing by these guys is pretty SUPER delish