With that being said, green salads are most probably the reason why those who want to lose or maintain weight eat this food. But, of course this all depends on the amount of each component and the amount of fat or carbohydrates it contains. This is usually the problem with salad dressings because not all salad dressings are that "healthy". The green salad can both fulfill your appetite and keep you in shape. Even if you eat a whole bowl of salad, you don't need to feel guilty since it's a bowl full of healthy food.
What matters is the kind of dressing you use. You can brag about how healthy you are because you had a salad for lunch, but it won't matter if it was drowning in thousand island dressing or Japanese roasted sesame dressing. Dressings can be very high in fat content because of the amount of olive oil or mayonnaise used. You should limit the dressing to one or two table spoons per serving of salad.
"Have fun at the farmers market and pick up some colorful foods like blueberries, yellow peppers, and cucumbers. Pour gingery dressing on the bottom, add chickpeas, and then layer all the colors of the rainbow. Top with extra protein like tofu or grilled chicken and sunflower seeds, and you've got the perfect jar of salad happiness."
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