Friday, May 02, 2008

Salad Days

It's May, and like always, it's a new Something Awareness Month.

So this month, looks like we're paying tribute to the very versitile and healthful dish simply known as: The Salad.

And as such, we're invited to make a pledge to eat more greens by the Association for Dressings and Sauces, a trade group representing manufacturers of salad dressings, condiments, and sauces. (Even though, if you're like me, you probably never knew such an association -- even existed.)

Anyway, for years I think something we've all known, is that eating a salad a day is directly correlated with higher nutrient levels, which are important for the body's defense against illnesses.

So for some of the best "Big Salad" main course ideas, check out Epicurious's feature on Healthy Main Course Salads with a dozen delicious salad recipes, such as the Turkey Chopped Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing (pictured above).

This one's truly for the avocado lover in all of us (like myself!)

So think green, eat more salad greens, and enjoy them in the upcoming summer months ahead.


Lynn Sinclair said...

We usually have a salad with dinner, but they can get pretty boring after awhile. I like the idea of salad as the main course -- especially good for hot summer days.

Lara said...

Sometimes we OD on salad. I think it's occasionally Okay to NOT have a "healthy" salad. Cheese, crumbled bacon, ranch, sunflower seeds, craisins, some of the bad stuff!