For a quick low cal and very filling meal, try these complete wholesome summer salad choices this summer. Great for entertaining or just as a single serve. Salads offer a great way to add your fruits and veggies back into your diet esp when you are watching your bank book and waist line. Any of these salads can be totally vegan by adding quinoa, couscous, or lean meat for all other… even both

The Greek traditional (you can add chicken) – perfect for the almost vegan

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2 med tomatoes
3sm baby cucumbers
1 green pepper
½ onion (i like green onions)
Blk olives
Feta cheese to taste
Oregano
Sea Salt
Olive oil
Option- add 4oz bbq chicken

So, to make the perfect traditional greek summer salad, you must slice tomatoes into wedges. Slice cucumbers into rounds, then cut rounds into halves. Onions and pepers can be slivered or hopped into small pieces. Place all the veggies into a bowl and salt oregano to taste. Don’t be afraid of using sing olive oil add enough to coat the tomatoes. Feta can be added last by crumbling it over salad olive too.. one good toss. Voila.. i recommend letting it sit or putting it in the fridge for about 20 min. The salt will make the tomatoes juice and that’s for good bread dipping.

summer salad recipes

Also check out these 5 healthy salad dressings for weight loss

Green all the way (add grilled beef or chicken)

1-2 hearts of Romaine lettuce
1 bunch dill weed
1 bunch green onion
Olive oil
Lemons
Sea salt

Thinly slice the romain into slivers.. the thinner the better. Chop dill weed and green onions. Drizzle salad with olive oil add salt and the juice of one lemon. Mix well and serve. You can add sliced grilled beef or chicken… this salad keeps green and crispy the next day too.

The candian summer salad (the best gots n town)

2-3 cups Mixed field greens or spinach

You may add the following but not limited to:
Mushrooms, sweet peppers, onions, sundried tomatoes, bacon bits, chicken or beef, beets, carrot, broccoli, aspargeaus, celery, tomatoes bok choy, zucchini, even apples, nuts, avocado, artichoke hearts too

DRESSING (single serving)

1tbs olive
1tbs Dijon mustard
1tsp white balsamic viager

Chop all veggies as desired; add greens and and 4 oz lean choice of beef or chicken. Drizzle with dressing mix and enjoy.

Short Background on greens

… the benefits of adding as much as you can. Greens help with fiber consumption and aid in cleansing the digestive track and cells. They keep the body alkalized and help reduce free radicals. Most people don’t eat enough! Eeven supplementing isn’t the same unless it’s in the form of chlorophyll and other sea veggies. They re-mineralize  cells and keep all your levels, yes hormones too, in check specifically the thyroid.

The importance of greens and all veggies goes beyond “finish your broccoli, it’s good for you”.  The antioxidants are literally fighting and you receive and overall super energy punch that will make you say… “i’ll have the salad today”.

Also check out this Balanced Vegetarian diet plan designed by a nutritionist

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