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We all love a great salad that fills us up.

Many people opt for leafy-green options to stay healthy, but it’s also important to be mindful of the ingredients and dressing that we include. Most times, the extra ingredients add up to major calories.

But don’t fret!

We’ve got you covered with a few super green salad and easy dressing recipes that will leave you full, refreshed and are completely healthy.

Popeye’s Delight

Ingredients: romaine lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, green and red peppers

Spinach is known to have both protein and calcium among other agents that promote health. After mixing the romaine and spinach simply add tomatoes, cucumbers, and green and red peppers.

Diuretic Delight         

Ingredients: romaine lettuce, dandelion, kale, yellow peppers, cucumbers, beets, and carrots.

Dandelion is known to relieve acne, anemia, urinary disorders as well as maintain bone health, skin care and weight loss. Because of the bitter taste it needed some nursing before it was included in the salad. I sautéed  the dandelion in lemon juice, cayenne pepper and garlic and let it cool. I then added it to the salad.

Kale is known to strengthen your immune system, aid in digestion and lower cholesterol, the vegetable also helps your skin, hair, and bones. I soaked the kale in lemon juice and garlic before I added it to the salad.

Dressing

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1 teaspoon sea salt

1 to 2 cloves garlic, crushed

Added option 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper

-Yvelette Stines

Photo: wholefoodsexplorer.com