Friday, October 30, 2009

Salads for Weight loss diet

Salads are one of the best foods that you can prepare especially if you are on a weight loss routine. There are several varieties of salads that you can choose from. They can be vegetable salad; legumes; green salad, pasta salad and a combination of greens and meats. While many would prefer to have plain greens, there are also those who are conscious in their protein needs so they would prefer greens and meats. An example of this is chicken salad. But do you know that chicken salad is also great with fruits and mint? Try this delicious and adventurous recipe of minted chicken salad.

Since we are aiming for a recipe that fits your weight loss routine, here are the ingredients that you need to create a luxurious minted chicken salad:

1-1/2 cups vanilla yogurt
2 Tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint OR 2 drops mint extract
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup honey
2 Tablespoon raspberry vinegar
1 pound box farfalle pasta
2 cups asparagus, cut into 2" pieces
1 pound cooked chicken, cubed
4 cups strawberries, halved
baby spinach leaves
fresh raspberries

To create the dressing for the minted chicken salad, find a medium-sized bowl and mix the yogurt, mint, mayonnaise, honey, and vinegar until evenly blended. Set the dressing aside. On the other hand, get a large stock pot and bring water to boil. When the water starts boiling, add farfalle pasta and cook as instructed in the label. During the last five minutes the pasta cooks, add asparagus. Remove from fire and drain the pasta when it is tender and the asparagus, crispy. Stir in dressing gently.

Add chicken and strawberries and toss gently. Place salad in refrigerator for a minimum of two hours to a maximum of one day. Once ready to serve, place salad atop spinach and garnish with fresh raspberries.

Get refreshed after your weight loss exercise in the gym with this zesty and refreshing minted chicken salad recipe. Not only you will feel great as it is delicious but also it helps you lose weight too.

Salads are great for a healthy diet. Help detoxify your body by eating foods rich in fibers like salad!


Recipe ideas can be great with love and care felt while cooking. I can't imagine how much my love one's will love this dish!