So many people make the same new year’s resolution year after year – get in shape. Gyms get crowded, there are more joggers on the sidewalk, and people start embracing winter sports. But developing good workout habits is only half the battle. The only way you’ll see any results is to develop better eating habits. Cutting out bread, pasta, potatoes, and any other kind of carbohydrate/starch is often a good way to go, and that means adding protein and eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies. Making a meal without carbs is often a little difficult, and if you think the word salad isn’t the answer, guess again. Here are three great recipes to make you change your mind about salad and, bonus: they’re perfect for taking to work for lunch.
Kale is branded a superfood, but a lot of people find it bitter. This caesar dressing is the perfect antidote, and best of all, it is cream and egg-free. Warning: if you’re not that big on salt, leave out the capers.
Read more at: cupofjo.com
Caprese Salad With Grilled Flank Steak
Red meat (in moderation, of course) is a great way to add protein to your diet. Pairing it with mozzarella, tomatoes and basil is unique and tastes super fresh. If you want to make this recipe even healthier, swap the butter lettuce for spinach.
Read more at: allrecipes.com
Quinoa and Beet Salad
Quinoa is another superfood and a great alternative to rice or pasta. It bulks up this salad, and the beets it’s paired with are high in antioxidants.
Read more at: fitnessmagazine.com
Cheers to the start of a great 2016 – wishing all our readers good health and happiness!
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