Thoughts on Salads?

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Hello all,

Let’s talk about salads! I personally love them, especially for lunch and to be honest often for dinner. I know, I know: “of course you love them, you’re a dietitian”… Well, maybe that’s true or maybe I just make a mean salad! I like to believe it’s the latter.

Salads are one of the most versatile options out there and I genuinely believe if you dislike salads you just haven’t met the right one yet.

My salad staples are:

[a] some green leafy vegetable (lettuce, spinach, spring mix, arugula)
[b] bell peppers and cucumbers (or just one of them)
[c] a fruit (strawberries, mangoes, clementines, blueberries, pears, apples, any fruit basically)
[d] a little bit of feta cheese (sometimes I’ll switch it for goat cheese)
[e] a protein if it’s an entree salad (hard boiled eggs, chicken breast, shrimp, or salmon are my favorites)

But, how do you feel about salads? Do you have a favorite or go to salad?

Sahtain* all,
~Dua

*sahtain is the Arabic ‘bon appetit’, it literally translates into ‘may you have double the health’ but generally means ‘enjoy your meal’.

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Dua genuinely believes that our relationship with food should not be complicated. She likes to focus on eating in moderation and listening to your body but this, of course, will be different from person to person and body to body.

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