A salad can quickly become a diet bomb if you pile it with the wrong ingredients. Sadly, most salad bar restaurants make it hard to be virtuous with their piles of pepperoni, full-fat cheese and other stuff that tastes so good that it’s hard to pass it up. Don’t worry. You can still enjoy a flavorful salad if you put these items on your plate. It still tastes great and I promise that you’ll be totally satisfied when mealtime is over.
1. Start with a Base of Fiber-Rich Veggies
Fiber is your best friend when it comes to feeling full on very few calories. Veggies are a great source of fiber and will help you feel full without destroying your health goals. Start with a pile of such veggies to build the best salad possible. Good choices include spinach, cucumbers, mushrooms, zucchini, carrots and radishes. Peas, green beans and broccoli are other tasty options.