DREAMY SALAD PRO TIPS
At Dream Greens, salad is definitely bae. Since May is #NationalSaladMonth, we’ve put together a list of salad pro tips from some of our favorite greens-loving registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) from our partner ShopRite & the Dream Greens Team to help you celebrate all month long.
Monica Hansen, RD at ShopRite of Greater Morristown
“Freshen up your standard salad by adding a whole grain for added fiber and B vitamins! My favorite grain to add is farro, but other great options include quinoa, freekeh, and wheatberries! I would suggest adding about ¼ cup of cooked whole grain per person (so 1 cup cooked whole grain for a salad that would serve 4 people). Your heart will thank you for the boost of fiber and your stomach will thank you by staying full for longer!”
Jessica Serdikoff, RDN CPT at ShopRite of Brookdale
I’m always looking to add energizing, fiber-rich carbs to my salads to make them more satisfying! Roasted sweet potato cubes, chickpeas, and fresh fruit like apples or berries are my absolute favorites. By making sure my salads are bursting with these ingredients, I stay fuller, longer, and don’t need to reach for that mid-afternoon snack.
Danielle Buonforte, RD at ShopRite of Lincoln Park
“Salads don’t have to be boring! Spice up your salad with your favorite leafy green and lean protein like hard boiled eggs, beans, tuna, or grilled chicken! If you’re looking for an added crunch to your salad, add in roasted chickpeas instead of croutons! I also love adding in strawberries and blueberries to her salad for a pop of color and added nutrients!”
Alina Zolotareva, RDN, Senior Marketing Manager at Dream Greens by AeroFarms
“Take advantage of the flavors of the season and leftovers to make a salad that’s delicious and healthy for the planet. Summer is a great time to enjoy heirloom tomatoes and strawberries at their peak flavor. This panzanella salad is a fun way to use leftover whole grain or sourdough bread to make croutons too!”