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Karen Knight

"Do I have to eat so much salad?"

If you’ve been following the Ideal Protein protocol, you may be wondering why it isn’t called the Ideal Protein and Salad protocol! (Perhaps that's too much of a mouthful.)

Q: "So, why does Ideal Protein call for so much salad?" you ask.

A:  (Thanks for asking.) Eating lots of salad helps you reach your weight loss goals while gaining health.

·        Salads can fill you up with lots of nutrients not found in other foods without a lot of calories.

·        Crunchy foods tend to satisfy.

·        Salads provide fiber (absent from too many processed foods) to help keep your digestive system working.

Eating lots of salad is also a ‘lifestyle thing’.  When you start a meal with salad, you have less room for not-so-healthy things.  This helps you be less likely to go back for second helpings.

I make my own salad dressing.  My current favorite is a Creamy Lemon Dressing.  It’s fresh, simple, and tastes great on fresh and roasted veggies. Here’s the recipe:

Creamy Lemon Dressing Ideal Protein Recipe
‍Creamy Lemon Dressing

·         1 ½ Tbsp lemon juice

·         ½ tsp ground cumin

·         ½ tsp ground coriander

·         1 clove garlic minced or pressed

·         1/3 cup olive oil

·         salt & pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.

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