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Today’s Tip: how to choose healthy salad and cooked food

If you were to ask around at my office any given day, there would be places that most of us hit for lunch several times a week: The nearest salad bar and the next-block deli.

The salad bar may sound "automatically" healthy, but think it or not, you can pile up as plenty of calories in a salad as you get in a fast-food burger in a matter of moments. and, the deli sounds downright diet-decimating, but it is a snap to make smart choices there! Here are some pointers on how to make healthy salad bar and deli choices:
At the salad bar, load up on all the vegetables you like (Tip: Select spinach, mixed greens and romaine in lieu of iceberg because the darker color means more nutrition!), but be clever about your topping selections — lots of are high in overweight. Of coursework, that doesn't mean you ought to swear-off overweight entirely. Overweight improves the absorption of antioxidants which are provided in the vegetables so a little bit is fine.
Choose healthy fats like sunflower seeds, almond slivers, olives, and olive oil. Avoid fried noodles, croutons, and the like.
It's important to get some protein in your salad so it will have the "staying power" to get you through the afternoon. Be positive to add a lean protein source, such as: chicken breast, shrimp, egg whites, beans & tuna. Protein helps release a hormone that provides a sense of fullness.

At the deli, pick whole-grain bread; it will provide more fiber and better nutrition and keep you feeling fuller longer than white. As with building a clever salad, a nice, healthy protein source is the key to a sandwich with staying-power: My pick? Salmon is a nice source of protein and healthy omega-3 overweight. Lean deli turkey will also give you energy and be definite to save calories by choosing dijon mustard in lieu of that typical turkey companion, mayo. Forget tuna and chicken salad and sides like potato salad — they are loaded with overweight.

Soup and salad is often an ideal choice at the deli. Select soup, such as lentil soup, for a fiber boost. Vegetarian chili and soup are a great choice because the fiber will help you stay full.

Salad dressing is a diet-killer, so if there is not a diet-friendly available, pick a regular & request in "on the side" and try dipping your fork in it before you spear your next bite of salad. Hold the cheese if it comes topped with anything but a low-fat variety. Steer clear of pasta salads that are loaded with fat in mayo or oil.
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