12. Instead of: A Salad Topped with Croutons and Store Bought Dressing
Try: Devouring a fresh homemade salad before and during your meals is the best trick to achieve your weight loss and management goals. Salads with veggies, nuts and olive oil are just what you need to satiate your hunger, and fill up your body with a densely rich profile of essential nutrients and healthy fats.
Benefits: However, a salad topped with calorie-dense store-bought dressings, croutons, tacos, nachos and all other oily assortments will do nothing to help you achieve your daily nutrition requirements. The worst part is, if you’re not following the recommended serving portion instructed on the label, you’ll end up brimming your salads with an uncontrollable amount of calories.
Here’s an easy way of fixing a salad that nutritious and delicious. Toss in fresh veggies, fruits, nuts and lemon juice into a boil, and whisk in 1tsp. olive oil, white balsamic vinegar, along with herbs such as basil, tarragon, rosemary, garlic and black pepper.
Olive oil will enrich your body with a dense profile of omega-3 fatty acids, while low-calorie lemon juice and white balsamic vinegar will cleanse your body with their citric properties. Replacing the buttery croutons and oily nachos with crunchy, protein-rich almonds and fiber-packed walnuts will give you a nutritious crunch that will keep your appetite satiated for hours.