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14 Healthy and Out-of-the-Ordinary Salad Ingredients

salad ingredientsPublished May 2014: Livestrong.com

14 Healthy and Out-of-the-Ordinary Salad Ingredients

Article Excerpt:

If your mixed greens at lunchtime or dinner are beginning to become boring, it may be time to reinvent your favorite meal. Adding fresh veggies, dried fruits, nuts and seeds can offer a healthy punch to your lunch, along with more exciting flavor. “Healthy and interesting ingredients are all about color and texture,” says Sarah LaCasse, executive chef for Earthbound Farm in San Juan Bautista, California. “The happiest salads have variety, combining greens with a protein, something crunchy and something sweet.” Read on to learn about 14 healthy and unusual ingredients your can add to your salad for some diversity in both nutrition and flavor.

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– Shannon Philpott



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