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8 Simple Tips for Supercharged, Nutritious Salads

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7 Ways to Build the Perfect Salad via Babble.comAre you getting the most nutritional bang out of your salad? Lots of us turn to salad for a low-calorie side or meal, but we may be adding ingredients that are surprisingly unhealthy, defeating the best of intentions from the outset. Since not all salads are equally good for you, we’ve rounded up 8 tips for building delicious, wholesome, and nutritionally optimized salads every time. (No fat-free dressing allowed!)

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Make a Healthy Salad: Tips and Recipes to Supercharge Your Salads

Pick Powerful Greens

Up your salad's nutrition power by opting for darker lettuces like romaine (which has loads of vitamin A and C) or arugula (which has lots of vitamin K), and skip the iceberg which is not as nutrient-dense. Or supercharge your salad with nutrient-dense dark, leafy greens like spinach, kale, or chard.
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Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell write the blog Brooklyn Supper, dedicated to seasonal ingredients and wholesome home cooking. Read bio and latest posts → Read Elizabeth's latest posts →

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