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At the base of my personal food pyramid are greens. Fresh, bountiful, nutritious, tender, tough, light green, dark green, cruciferous, chlorophyll-rich greens! While I love them cooked to perfection, I especially love them in the raw, in salads. And just to be clear, I’m not talking about making a simple side salad of romaine lettuce with a light dressing. I’m talking about a big entrée salad that is filling, balanced, and full of texture and color.
There is certainly some skill to making the perfect salad. You’ve got to have the right dressing and the right additions. The perfect entrée salad should have a nice blend of fresh greens, colorful starchy or non-starchy veggies, legumes, a healthy dressing, whole grains, and some nuts or seeds for extra nutrition and crunch. In this post (and video below) I’m going to show you exactly how to make a salad: but more specifically how to make the perfect entrée salad so that you make sure to get your raw greens every day. [Read more…]