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Healthy Bites for July:
Enjoy a salad!
Any way you toss it, a main dish green salad is an easy, nutritious meal -- especially on a hot summer's night. National Salad Week is in July, and summer is a great time to fill up -- and not out -- on fruits and veggies in a lightly dressed salad! Check out these tips on how to make salads spectacular this summer.
Feel free to use/adapt Healthy Bites material (with credit) for your own articles, blogs, handouts, etc. An example credit line would be: Authored by or Adapted from Lisa Franzen-Castle, PhD, RD, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Nutrition Specialist. Healthy Bites Newsletter, http://food.unl.edu/web/fnh/healthy-bites, July 2013.
“Kick Up” Your Salad by Adding Kabobs! The next time you make kabobs, try adding them to a salad. The following main dish salad featuring lean beef and colorful red bell peppers packs a nutrient punch without a lot of calories!
Light, Lean and Delicious: Summertime Steak Salad. Grilled steak plus a salad is a summertime favorite. Here's a quick new idea for you to try: steak salad!
Making Super Salads Using MyPlate Food Groups. What could be simpler in the summer time (or anytime) than a main dish salad. With a little planning, it's even possible to include all of the recommended MyPlate Food Groups.
Black Bean & Rice Salad. This is a great basic recipe; adjust the ingredients according to your preferences.
Making an Olive Oil Salad Dressing. What healthier way to enjoy olive oil than as part of a salad dressing served over a salad filled with nutritious fruits and vegetables.
Salads Can Be Made from More than Lettuce: Try a Rice Salad! Who says a salad always has to have lettuce? Try this cool and refreshing salad made with rice.
Walk Nebraska Newsletters. Each month these newsletters cover a variety of topics related to getting active by walking year round.