New Weight Loss Salads

Recipes are endless online!  How do you know which salad recipes will help lose weight while meeting with a personal trainer though?  Read this blog as a start.  

Choosing ingredients:

I'm assuming that your personal trainer is guiding you with Dr. Fuhrman's philosophy:  Eat nutritionally dense meals!  Many personal training clients automatically turn to salads as a first step.  If you're like me, you'll be burned out on a bowl of lettuce by day 3.  To liven up you plate of veggies, choose 1 ingredient from each category to create a new combination every day.  Keep your calorie count around 300.

• Lettuce (lettuce doesn't need to be the main part of the salad): Romaine, watercress, endive, spinach, mixed greens, oak leaf, red leaf, green leaf, iceberg

• Vegetables: Celery, beets, carrots, cauliflower, mushrooms, green beans, red onion, sauteed brussels sprouts, zucchini

• Tomatoes: Beefsteak, cherry, grape, currant, heirloom, pear-shaped, purple, plum

• Fruits: Apples, oranges, pears, grapes, raisins, craisins, strawberries, bananas, pineapple

• Nuts: Peanuts, almonds, cashews, Brazilian nuts, hazelnuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, walnuts

• Meats/Seafood: Cooked chicken, tuna, cooked lean beef, crab, shrimp, cooked lean pork

• Beans: Black, kidney, white northern, pinto