The holiday season is the ideal time to add more salads to your diet to even out seasonal indulgences. If you are still hungry after eating a salad you need to balance your meal a bit more. Here’s how to keep your salad light, nutritious, delicious, and filling.
Add More Protein
The primary reason you are still hungry is that you didn’t get enough protein in your salad. If you are adding meat of any kind, choose steamed or grilled, not fried or breaded. I like to add 3 or 4 of the protein sources below.
- Hard-boiled egg
- Grilled chicken
- Grilled seafood
- Sliced organic sausage
Have A Side
Just because salad is your main course doesn’t mean that you can’t add a side of something else. So, if the protein-packed toppings above don’t work, add another protein option. Kind of like how many restaurants offer weekday lunch specials of salad and a cup of soup or salad and a half sandwich. Or maybe a sweet potato or a serving of a high protein, sugar-free yogurt. This is also the perfect way to utilize leftovers or how to enjoy a less than healthy side in moderation.
Instead of a salad, consider a fruit and veggie smoothie with avocado, protein powder, nuts, seeds, or high-protein yogurt blended in.