Salads That Won't Put You to Sleep
Salads have gotten a bad rap. Through the years of fad dieting- the grapefruit diet, the cabbage soup diet, no carb, no fat, and the list goes on-traditional salads hav fallen by the wayside. No need to write them off, salads can be just as exciting and filling as any other course.
We all know the feeling: full of optimism, you open the refrigerator door, planning to eat a healthy lunch. This lunch will be chock full of vitamins and at least 2 (or maybe 3) servings of the 5 fruits and vegetables the Food Guide Pyramid instructs you to eat per day.
You scan the fridge once, twice, and come up with lettuce...tomatoes...maybe a cucumber. Splash on some salad dressing and you've got one boring salad that won't keep you full for more than an hour.
What can you put in a salad? The short answer is, pretty much anything! Read on for some interesting recipe suggestions that will change your impression of the dieter's standby, the salad.
Grilled Potato and Pepper Salad
(Adapted from the Food Network Magazine, Aug/Sept 2009)
Time: 25 min | Serves: 4-6
In the spirit of summertime, let's start with a salad you can make on your grill. Don't let the carnivores have all the fun, throw down some potatoes and peppers and watch them come back for seconds.