Greensboro, North Carolina (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
In the past, it hasn’t always been easy to make friends with salad: Those leafy greens are often misunderstood. They’ve gained a bad rep as bland diet food. Or they’ve been dressed up so much with fatty dressing and calorie-laden toppings that they start to make a burger and fries look healthy. Now’s the time to change all that and renew that relationship with salad. It’s national salad month and LA Weight Loss is pleased to present weight-loss recipes from its Soup & Salad cookbook to ensure Americans get on better terms with their greens. Try these tips for a salad makeover and lose weight fast with LA Weight Loss.
Make gorgeous greens: At the next get-together, be a thoughtful guest and offer to bring a salad. Not only does this make the host/hostess’ preparations easier, but also ensures there’s at least one healthy alternative to the mayonnaise-drenched potato and pasta dishes masquerading as salads. To make salads more delicious, beautiful and healthy, only add dressing right before serving. This helps keep the salad from getting soggy. Similarly, unless adding whole cherry or grape tomatoes, add watery tomato wedges right before tossing and serving.
Meet a salad with personality: A salad doesn’t have to be the boring option on the dinner table. Try a twist on the traditional by bringing a Strawberry & Melon or Spaghetti Squash Salad from the Soup & Salad cookbook. Or add pizzazz to a simple garden salad by making dressing instead of bringing a bottle of the store-bought stuff. Try making some Yogurt Dill or Sweet & Sour Dressing from the cookbook. In a pinch, emulsify some fruit juice – like orange or pineapple – with a touch of vegetable oil and honey or nutmeg. To mix greens with less mess, refrigerate in a large, sealable plastic bag. When ready to serve, drizzle the dressing directly into the bag. Seal the bag and shake everything up for evenly coated greens.
Introduce some protein: Lean protein will quickly become a salad’s best friend as the two together are very satisfying, keeping tummies feeling full. While many think of salad and grilled chicken getting along well, the truth is that salad also goes famously with steak, shrimp and fish. Get creative or try LA Weight Loss’ recipe for spicy shrimp salad or tuna pasta salad. For a lighter take on a classic, revamp Caesar salad by measuring out heavier toppings like croutons and Parmesan cheese and choosing a time-saving, premade fat-free dressing. Marinade some sirloin steak in the dressing with a touch of Parmesan and green onion and sauté until beef is cooked to preferred doneness. Toss romaine lettuce with beef, dressing, Parmesan and croutons for a delicious Sirloin Caesar meal.
“At LA Weight Loss, we’re committed to helping you reach your goal weight quickly and easily,” said Regan Tessis, ND Vice President of Scientific Affairs and Consumer Health for LA Weight Loss. “Our team of nutritionists has developed recipes to fit every occasion because we understand what an integral role food plays in our lives. LA Weight Loss knows how important it is to eat flavorful foods and keep things interesting by trying new recipes so you are able to stick to your plan and quickly lose weight.”
About LA Weight Loss
Since 1997, LA Weight Loss has helped millions of people reach their long-term weight loss goals. With the convenience of LA’s at-home program, members lose an average of one to two pounds per week and learn how to keep it off for good. At LA Weight Loss, healthy living is not just for the rich and famous – it’s for everyone. For more information about LA Weight Loss, visit http://www.LAWeightLoss.com.