Who wants to eat salad in the winter? I’m guessing a show of hands would reveal very few of us with arms raised, unless of course it was January 2nd and everyone was launching their “new year’s resolution diets.”
Comfort foods are traditionally associated with this time of year: hearty casseroles, rich soups, and other heavy meals (and desserts) that fill you up and make you feel warm, cozy and ready to hibernate soon after. The guilt sets in too though, doesn’t it?
“Making the Right Salad Choices” was originally posted in mid-July on the Sunrise Senior Living Senior Eats blog, a time of year when a fresh salad sounds great. But the post was recently shared again via social media, also appropriate given it ‘tis the season of overeating.
Referencing a U.S. News and World Report article that suggested the importance of — believe it or not — incorporating some healthy fat into a salad, the blog post featured a recipe for what sounds to be a delicious dish that is served at a Sunrise Senior Living community in California. The Chinese Chicken salad features crispy wonton noodles, sweet mandarin oranges, sesame seeds, and other tasty ingredients. Get the recipe here.
A similar dish was served at our family’s Thanksgiving dinner, and it made me think twice about salad in the winter. Sometimes, getting new healthy food ideas are all you need to inspire better eating.
Consider these great resources for finding the right, light, recipes for winter (which will put you ahead of the game come January 2nd!):