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How To Create the Ultimate Salad

Watch more Vegetable Recipes videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - The ultimate salad is tasty but good for you and easy to throw together. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Start with greens Start with a good green. The best salad greens, in nutritional order, are spinach, arugula, watercress, endive, and romaine. Tip Spinach provides lots of calcium, while romaine contains large amounts of Vitamins A and C. Step 2: Add colorful veggies Add some veggies, keeping in mind that the richer a vegetable's color, the higher its nutritional content. Good choices include purple cabbage, bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, and tomatoes. Step 3: Throw in some protein Throw in some protein. Salmon, beans, turkey, tofu, or a hard-boiled egg are all great options. Step 4: Include some "good" fat Include some "good" fat—some avocado slices, a handful of nuts, a sprinkling of sunflower or pumpkin seeds, a few crumbles of feta cheese. Just don't overdo it; it may be good fat, but it's still fat! Tip In the nut family, pecans, walnuts, and almonds have the most antioxidants. Step 5: Chop in some onion Chop up and toss in some onion, which helps prevent cancer and lowers cholesterol. Tip For a sweet touch that packs a load of antioxidants, toss in some berries, like raspberries or dried cranberries. Step 6: Spray dressing Put some olive oil-based salad dressing in a spray bottle and spritz it on the salad. That way, you won't ruin your nice, healthy salad with two zillion fat grams' worth of dressing. Did You Know? People who eat a salad every day have substantially higher levels of Vitamins C, E, B6, and folic acid, according to a study conducted by the UCLA School of Public Health and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.
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