Salads, even if they are easy to prepare, can mean a very complete meal when they know how to integrate the foods that compose it well.

In the world of healthy food,  salad is at the forefront , being the first image that comes to mind when they think of something natural for lunch.

The best salads for weight loss

Being an essential element in lunches (sometimes being the main dish, even), there can be as many  versions of salads to lose weight  as you can think of, and now we will present you some  easy alternatives  that will help you with extra kilos, eating them in medium or large proportions, doing it at least three times a week, you will achieve basically instant changes.

You should not worry about its flavors, since there are  salad combinations  for all tastes, and if you don’t see that they are of interest to you, at least you will try something new; you never know if you will find your favorite food around the corner:

1. Hot salad:

A rather peculiar element for certain people is the temperature of the food, and this salad is perfect for those who cannot stand cold tomatoes and lettuce branches on the plate.

  • Grains of your choice.
  • Mayonnaise.
  • Carrot.
  • Onion.
  • Salt and pepper.

Preparation : The carrots are cut as preferred (large pieces are recommended), they are cooked separately from the grains, the onions are cut into slices of preferable thickness.

Just serve them together with salt, pepper, mayonnaise to taste and that’s it. (Note: it is good to eat it fresh, before it loses its temperature).

2. Chicken and vegetables:

But we shouldn’t necessarily omit meat when it comes to salads, so if we add a little chicken to the equation, even the most carnivores will give up at the foot of green food.

  • Chicken.
  • Broccoli.
  • Lettuce.
  • Tomato.
  • Olive oil.
  • Salt.
  • Pepper.

Preparation : The chicken, without skin, is left to boil until it can be easily shredded, as well as the broccoli (which can then be served chopped or whole). Chop the lettuce and tomato, placed in a bowl, add the cooked ones. It is seasoned to taste and that’s it.

3. Tuna and cucumber:

Two flavors that anyone’s craving, and that together, make a salad so classic and easy that anyone can make.

  • Julienne chopped lettuce.
  • Tuna.
  • Cucumber.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Olive oil.
  • Salt pepper.
  • Purple or white onions.

Preparation : Dump the water from the tuna until only its meat remains, add it to a bowl of lettuce and preferably chopped cucumber, season with lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper as you consider necessary.

4. Red salad  :

The one with a particular flavor takes a little more preparation, but it is one of the healthier alternatives, which in some cases is good to eat five out of every seven days a week.

  • Beet.
  • Carrot.
  • Celery (1 stalk).
  • Tomatoes.
  • Onion.
  • Orange juice as a garnish.
  • Salt.
  • Pepper.

Preparation : Cook the beets and carrots after washing them well. Chop the tomato and onion, then the celery. At the end of the cooked parts, they are left to rest and served with the rest. You can add the salt, pepper and orange juice to garnish as you see fit.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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