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Power up your salad

Salads are a great way to get in some or all of your daily fruit and veggie servings. Build a tasty, good-for-you salad with these three easy steps:

Step 1: Choose your fruits and vegetables

Choose greens loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, such as:

  • Romaine
  • Kale
  • Spinach Step

Step 2: Pick a protein source for balance and fullness

Better-for-you protein sources include:

  • Chicken breast
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Chickpeas and beans
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Low-fat cottage cheese
  • Low-fat yogurt Step

Step 3: Go easy on the dressings and toppings

Limit items that quickly add calories and fat, such as:

  • Bacon bits
  • Cheese
  • Cream-based dressings
  • Croutons

Instead, choose:

  • Two tablespoons of low-fat dressing
  • A squeeze of lemon
  • A splash of flavored vinegar
  • A light drizzle of olive oil