How To Build A Better Salad

March 16, 2015 12:04 PM

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How To Build A Better Salad

For anyone looking to eat healthier, it's natural to seek out a salad for lunch or dinner. In recent years, salads have become hubs of taste, rather than an unappealing, second-rate option at your local deli or other lunchtime spot. Places like Chop't have turned salads into a kind of art, and the growing presence of fresh and seasonal produce at supermarkets, health food stores, and farmers' markets means that the basic ingredients for delicious salads are available, whether you're a home cook or would prefer to grab something to go.

But there can be hazards to this approach. Eat a salad that isn't hearty enough and you'll find yourself snacking throughout the afternoon -- and likely doing so on foods that aren't anywhere near as good for you as the greens, grains, and nuts that abound in salads. You can tilt that in the opposit...

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