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What’s on Top of Your Salad?

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What are your favorite toppings for salad? Recently we asked our Facebook community — here are some ideas for making their favorites healthier, too!

  1. Nuts and Seeds — Along with texture and crunch, nuts and seeds offer important nutrients like fiber, protein, healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Great on salads: sesame, pumpkin and sunflower seeds; almonds, walnuts, pistachios, hazelnuts and peanuts.
  2. Croutons — Look for whole grain versions made with healthy fats like olive oil.
  3. Dried Fruits — Get chewy sweetness plus important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Try cranberries and raisins!
  4. Shredded Cheese — Delicious cheese packs powerful nutrition: 1 ounce contains lots of calcium, protein and vitamin D, a nutrient that many of us shortchange in our diets. Use lower fat and sodium varieties like Parmesan, feta, goat cheese and Gouda.
  5. Bacon Bits — A delightful but definitely “moderation” food, make yours as healthy as you can by choosing sustainably raised real pork or turkey bacon.
  6. All of the Above — Actually the #2 result in our poll. We agree: using interesting ingredients and toppings lets you eat plenty of healthy, delicious salads without tiring your taste buds!

Try a new topping from this list on your next salad — and choose organic to get the tastiest topping without chemical residues or ingredients you can’t pronounce. Enjoy!

What’s that salad in the photo? California Salad from Food to Live By: The Earthbound Farm Cookbook by our co-founder, Myra Goodman.

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