Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WOLF IN A SALAD'S CLOTHING

think that just cos it's a 'SALAD' it's healthy / low calorie? think again.



if you really want to be healthy, here's a rough guide to the do's and don't of a salad :

VEGGIES
BAD

  • refried beans
  • deepfried eggplant
  • coleslaw (hello, do you know how much mayonnaise is used?)
  • onion rings (yes, people put onion rings in salads and still have the gall to call it 'healthy')
  • glazed nuts
  • croutons

GOOD


  • tomatoes
  • lettuce
  • cabbage
  • kidney beans
  • pineapple
  • carrots
  • sweetcorn (steamed)
  • turnip
  • potatoes (steamed / baked / boiled)
  • mushrooms
  • broccoli
  • black beans
  • brown rice
  • peppers
  • other fresh produce



PROTEIN
BAD

  • bacon strips
  • battered chicken
  • popcorn chicken
  • ham

also, anything with the words -
crispy
rich
fried
glazed
buttered
sweet
creamy
drenched in 'our special sauce' (i bet anyone that the special sauce has more sugar / oil / fat than you imagine)

GOOD
as long as its a lean cut of meat (no skin or fat), it should be fine. ideally, it should be baked / steamed / grilled / roasted.



DRESSING
BAD

  • mayonnaise
  • thousand island
  • cream cheese
  • ranch
  • caesar dressing
  • sour cream
  • cheese sauce
  • BBQ sauce
  • ketchup
  • tartare sauce
  • guacamole (organic 100% avacado puree is fine, but most commercially prepared ones are not cos in order to save cost, they replace the avacado with some other filler)

GOOD


  • olive oil
  • yogurt
  • lemon juice
  • tabasco sauce
  • soy sauce
  • pepper
  • balsamic vinegar












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