Bethany Bachmann, Nutrition and Health Education Specialist, Perry County, University of Missouri Extension
When you hear the word salad, what comes to mind? More than likely it is something plain and boring that you have to force yourself to eat. But it’s time to move beyond the plain iceberg lettuce and ranch dressing salads or the salads overloaded with unhealthy toppings that we commonly think of. These days everyone is putting a twist on salads, and what better way to get our children to eat more fruits and vegetables than by creating a colorful and flavorful salad for lunch or dinner.
The 2015 Dietary Guidelines recommend 4½ cups (9 servings) of fruits and vegetables each day for a 2,000-calorie diet. So why not make a salad to help meet this recommendation? Here are a few tips to make a salad that will appeal to even the pickiest eater…
For a variety of ways you can make delicious, nutritious salads, see the full version of this article at http://missourifamilies.org/features/nutritionarticles/nut431.htm