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QUICK AND EASY SALAD FAVORITES

Meatless (Vegetarian):

· 24 Hour Salad
· Aunt Ruby's Macaroni Salad
· Blue Cheese Pasta Salad
· Broccoli Salad
· Bulghur Salad
· Cabbage, Onion and Apple Salad
· Cabbage and Pineapple Salad
· Carrot-Yogurt Salad
· Cauliflower Salad
· Coleslaw
· Grandma Shipman's Cranberry Salad
· Green and White Sour Salad
· Cuban Tofu Salad
· Cucumber Salads
· Creamy Salad Dressing
· Jalapeno-Pineapple Coleslaw
· Lettuce Salad
· Marinated Salad
· Hot Mushroom and Pine Nut Salad

· Panzanella with Feta Cheese
· Pasta Salad
· Pasta Salad
· Pasta Rings In Spicy Cucumber Raita
· Patio Shell Salad
· Pepper Slaw
· Pineapple Carrot Salad
· Potato Salad
· Rasta Pasta Salad
· Warm Red Cabbage Salad
· Spaghetti Salad
· Spaghetti Squash and Avocado Salad
· Quick Oriental Cucumber Salad
· Quick Tortellini Salad
· Tortellini-Pesto Salad
· Waldorf Salad
· Zesty Zucchini Chickpea Salad
· Zucchini and Mushroom Salad


Salads that May Contain Meat or Fish:

· Baja Chicken Pasta Salad
· Bangkok Noodle Salad
· BJ's Taco Salad
· Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
· Caesar Salad
· Cauliflower and Bacon Salad
· Cobb Salad
· Cold Beef Salad
· Conch Salad
· Duck Salad with Asparagus
· Fajitas Ramen Salad
· Garlicky Pasta Chicken Salad
· Warm Goat Cheese Salad
· Grilled New York Steak Salad With Shredded Mango
· Joshua's Corn Salad
· Layered Salad
· Linguine Tuna Salad
· Lela's Macaroni Salad
· Macaroni Salad
· Basic Picnic Macaroni Salad
· Maruchan Romano Ramen Salad
· Mexicali Pasta Salad

· OK Corral Salad
· Pasta Salad with Ham
· Pork and Papaya Salad
· Pork Salad
· Warm German Potato Salad
· Prawn Salad
· Rattlesnake Salad
· Roast Beef Salad
· Salad Lyonnaise
· Seafood Pasta Salad
· Shrimp and Papaya Spinach Salad
· Shrimp Salad
· Singapore Noodle Salad
· Awesome Spinach Salad
· Taco Salad
· Tortellini and Artichoke Pasta Salad
· Tuna Salads
· Smoked Turkey Salad with Cranberries & Apples
· Mixed Vegetable Salad with Peanut Sauce
· Wagonwheel Pasta Salad
· Weight Watchers Chinese Noodle Salad

Salads Salads can be nutritious, low in calories, fat, cholesterol and sodium — depending on what you add.

One tablespoon of Creamy Ranch dressing can have more calories and fat than the salad itself. Something to keep in mind if you're attempting to lose weight.

The food in itself is not the problem; it's the additional flavoring we add or our cooking techniques and habits. Fried versus baked, broiled, boiled or BBQ'd. With or without sour cream, salt, butter, cheese... all the “ good ” stuff we add to spice up our foods is what is making America fat.

A nice, cold, lettuce salad is so refreshing; especially on a hot summer day, and can also contain a lot of fiber.

Did you know that the digestive system takes longer to break down raw vegetables than it does meat? It takes energy to digest food, and the longer it takes to digest, the more energy you're using. And the more energy you use, the more calories you burn.

We live in a fast food society, so I've listed a few facts for you to consider into your daily food intake. Next time you pass a FastFood joint, you'll have a better idea of what you're eating.

As always, all fat, sodium and calorie information is approximate -- but very close!

Quarter-pounder, fries and soda

McDonald's
1 Quarter-Pounder with Cheese, Large Fries, 16 oz. Soda

This meal contains: Recommended Daily Intake:
1,166 calories 2,000 - 2,700 calories
51 grams Fat No more than 50-80 grams
95 mg Cholesterol No more than 300 mg
1,450 mg Sodium No more than 1,100 - 3,300 mg

 

pizza slice

Domino's Pizza
4 slices of Sausage and Mushroom Pizza, 16 oz. Soda

This meal contains: Recommended Daily Intake:
1,000 calories 2,000 - 2,700 calories
28 grams Fat No more than 50-80 grams
62 mg Cholesterol No more than 300 mg
2,302 mg Sodium No more than 1,100 - 3,300 mg

 

KFC Chicken

KFC Fried Chicken
2 Pieces Chicken (Wing and Breast), Buttermilk Biscuit,
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn-on-the-Cob, 16 oz. Soda

This meal contains: Recommended Daily Intake:
1,232 Calories 2,000 - 2,700 calories
57 grams Fat No more than 50-80 grams
157 mg Cholesterol No more than 300 mg
2,276 mg Sodium No more than 1,100 - 3,300 mg

 

taco

Taco Bell
1 Taco Salad, 16 oz. Soda

This meal contains: Recommended Daily Intake:
1,057 Calories 2,000 - 2,700 calories
55 grams Fat No more than 50-80 grams
80 mg Cholesterol No more than 300 mg
1,620 mg Sodium No more than 1,100 - 3,300 mg

The average lettuce salad (lettuce, tomato, onion, raddish and French Dressing) takes approximately 10 minutes to prepare. If you add tuna or salmon and a slice of toast, add another 5 minutes. Within 15-20 minutes you can have a very nutritious, low-calorie meal.

You CAN have convenience AND nutrition that costs less -- monetarily AND physically -- than a burger and fries. And in most cases, will taste just as good or better!

My philosophy has always been: If it's not broke, don't fix it. The same applies to foods. If it doesn't have to be cooked, don't cook it.

Note: Wash and rinse ALL your vegetables well! I use dish soap and/or vinegar.
Dish Soap: I place a small drop in the palm of my hand and rub the unpeeled skin of the vegetable thoroughly, then rinse the vegetable well. If I'll be eating the skin, I also soak the vegetable in vinegar and water for about 10 minutes (About 1 tsp. vinegar per quart of cold water) then rinse the vegetable again in cold water.

In today's climate, you can't be too careful! Practice Good Food techniques to keep yourself and your family healthy and safe!

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