The salad gets its name from the French word salade and from the Latin word salata meaning salty. This word was used for the first time in the English language in the 14th century. It is said by food historians that the Romans and Greek ate a lot of green leafy vegetables, mixed with dressings and the Babylonians used vinegar and olive oil to dress their veggies. However, eating salad was popularized by the United States in the late 19th century and spread all over the world by the early 20th century. Be it a normal green salad, potato salad or a healthy chicken salad, these gained so much attention that it even started being on the shelves of supermarkets.
These multi-faceted foods can be made using different varieties of ingredients. You can serve it hot or cold, and at any point of the meal. Another advantage is that healthy salads prepared with care are lowfat and will help you work towards your weight loss goals. Salads can be consumed at any time throughout the day – breakfast, lunch or dinner. So try out these delicious recipes and enjoy a hearty meal!
Breakfast is a very important meal of the day. You should always eat a filling breakfast. It is of utmost importance if you are on a weight loss program. Having a nutritious salad will lower your urge to gorge in between meals, and you will feel good. Take a big salad bowl and add half cup of fat-free yogurt, egg less mayo and some minced onion. Grate one fourth cup of lowfat cheese and put the same into this bowl. Now tear one head of iceberg lettuce, slice I large piece of tomato and take out the whites of 2-3 hard boiled eggs. Finally mix all these in the dish and refrigerate for about an hour before having your fill!
Lunch or the mid-day meal is equally important for children and adults. We often skip lunch while at work, but it is very harmful for your health in the long run. So ensure that you always keep yourself and your family well fed during this time of the day. Make this yummy and healthy chicken salad with apple cubes as it is quick and easy to prepare. The ingredients for this salad are – two cups of cubed skinless chicken breast, one medium apple (keep it unpeeled), one tablespoon lemon juice, one celery stalk, thinly sliced, one fourth cup of raisins, and lowfat yogurt, lastly one teaspoon curry powder. Put the chicken, apple, raisins and celery into a bowl. Whisk the lemon juice, yogurt and curry powder in a cup and pour it all over the chicken. Toss it well and you have your tangy lunch ready to munch on.
Dinner should always be the lightest meal of the day. Therefore a healthy chicken salad is the best recipe to enjoy in the night. Take some croutons, iceberg lettuce and some sautéed chicken breast pieces. Add this into a salad dish. Now pour in some lemon juice, salt and ground pepper to the salad. It will definitely be a crunchy delight for your taste buds.