Your Dinner Plan to Eat Clean for a Week (Page 6)

5. Make a Simple Salad

The beauty of salads is that they offer plenty of vegetables and they’re quick to prepare if you keep them simple. But a virtuous salad can become not-so-healthy when it’s loaded with salty ingredients like croutons and bacon bits or it’s swimming in dressing. To keep your salad quick and “clean,” stick to fresh, whole foods, keep toppings to a minimum and make your own salad dressing. It sounds time-consuming, but DIY salad dressing needs only three components: vinegar, oil and a pinch of salt. Start with a recipe of 2 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. If it’s too tart for you, don’t add more oil: try whisking in water to mellow the flavor.

Pictured Recipe: Chopped Greek Salad with Chicken

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