Ready or not, the holidays are coming! One of the best ways to stay on track with nutrition this holiday season is to put veggies first. Arm yourself with a festive salad recipes that you can prepare for family get togethers, work lunches, and potluck parties. With a few simple steps, you can create a beautiful holiday salad that is just as tasty as the rest of the holiday fixins.
To keep the focus on veggies, choose lettuce or greens as your salad base. Add a protein, more veggies, and a bit of fruit if you would like. Keep the dressing low-fat, and the toppings healthy.
Here are three festive recipes to try this holiday season:
Autumn Chopped Kale Salad
This one is super tasty and especially pretty to look at. Kale is a great alternative if you like your greens a bit more firm. The pomegranate seeds add the perfect blend of sweet and tart. Apples and walnuts round the salad out nicely with a little crunch.
Harvest Cobb Salad
Add the fixin’s of the season to turn your cobb salad into a festive fall dish. Apples and pears are in season, and dried cranberries are popular this time of year. Drizzle with some poppyseed dressing and top with feta cheese to blend it all together.
Winter Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette
When you’re in a hurry, grab a bag of mixed greens or baby spinach. Add the ingredients listed in the recipe, or play around with a few ideas of your own. Topped with a homemade vinaigrette dressing, you really can’t go wrong.
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