There are an infinite number of ways to make a salad. Some of the salads have lots of calories and are not particular healthy. This is how to make a healthy low calorie tossed salad that has only about 200 calories for a large bowl of salad.
The key to this salad being healthy and low calorie is to use only vegetables. See the chart on this page on the calories in vegetables to pick healthy low calorie vegetables. Once you have the ingredients in the bowl use a very small container to mix one tablespoon of oil and vinegar. (I use an old spice container) Shake the oil and vinegar before pouring on the salad. Add salt and pepper and then shake or toss. Shake well because this is the real key to using less salad dressing.
|Ingredients||Amount||Calories total||Use 1/4 save 3/4||Calories in one salad|
|olive oil||1 tablespoon||118|
|lettuce||one 10 oz bag||52|
|carrots||about 3 oz||35|
|total of vegetable mix||92||23||23|
In the chart above the vegetables in yellow are cut up and about 3/4 of them are saved in the refrigerator for a quick salad on another day.