I think salads have a bit of a bad reputation. They’re often reserved as “diet food” and I think they’re almost viewed as a punishment, like you really wanted pizza but you’re making yourself have a salad.  To be honest, I can see why. There are some pretty gross salads out there. But I’ve got some good news for you: you can make a healthy salad that actually tastes good.

Think of salads on a spectrum. At one end, you’ve got the so-healthy-it’s-disgusting salads, where it’s nothing but plain lettuce and some shredded carrots. On the other end, you’ve got the you-should-have-just-ordered-a-hamburger salad, loaded up with ham, cheddar cheese, and ranch dressing. Neither are the ideal picture of a salad. So to make a salad that actually tastes good but still counts as healthy, follow this basic guide:

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Here’s an example of what that looks like:

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I have tons of healthy salad recipes up on the blog, and most of them follow that type of combination! You can check some of them out on the recipe page or see a few below:

What is your favorite salad combination?