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The Best Weight Loss Salads for Busy Moms on the Go

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These weight loss salads will save you time and money, but more importantly, they'll help you lose weight and build life-changing habits.

Fweight loss saladsrom staying at home or going to work, balancing the family schedule, cooking for picky eaters, moms have one of the most challenging jobs.

But from time to time, it seems like we can let ourselves go to the wayside.

Prioritizing yourself over your family isn't necessarily something people talk about, because it's so easily misinterpreted.

When it comes to health and fitness, it doesn't have to be an either/or decision –  myself OR my family.

Health and fitness is a decision for the whole family.

When you model healthy behaviors, your kids will most certainly pick them up.

When it comes to healthy eating, it is as simple as paying attention to the nutrients you eat and making sure they match the needs of your body.

Replacing one of your meals with a salad can be a great stepping stone to an overall improved diet. 

Learn the best ingredients for your salads and the best ways to prepare weight loss salads!

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Weight Loss Salads – Not for Rabbits

Many people overlook salads or call them rabbit food when they're trying to diet.

weight loss saladsWhile it seems like salads are the most stereotypical “diet” food there is, have no flavor, and can't fill you up, those assumptions couldn't be more untrue.

Salads can be very low in fat, cholesterol, and carbs, while being a great source of Magnesium, Potassium, Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Riboflavin, Fiber, Folate, Vitamin A, C, B6, and K. 

In addition, salads can be used as a meal replacement.

That's right – say goodbye to the side salad and say hello to the main course!

Salads that are effective meal replacements contain:

  • A full serving of vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Healthy fats (like avocado or nuts)
  • Protein (meat, egg)

Think about it – your average Greek salad is not so average when you can make it with greens, tomato, chicken, shaved nuts or seeds, and avocado.

As long as you ensure there's a significant amount of protein and healthy fats, your salads can keep you full until your next meal.

Most Delicious Weight Loss Salads

Now that we've cleared the name of good salads everywhere, let's discuss some of our favorites.

Rainbow Salad

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This delicious, multicolored salad is the perfect recipe to get you inspired.

The salad gets rich nutrients (and color) from broccoli, red cabbage, red onion, avocado and is topped off with a lemon vinegarette.

Nutritional Information: 300 calories, 10 g protein, 15 g fat, 3 g sugar

Tuna Salad

This is not your mother's tuna salad. Canned tuna brings an unexpected and inexpensive pop of protein to the salad that's bursting with tomato and basil.

Nutritional Information: 350 calories, 25 g protein, 8 g fat, 3 g sugar

Thanksgiving Salad

Who says Thanksgiving foods are only for the holiday?

This Thanksgiving-style salad is bursting with bright flavors like orange and lemon and hearty spinach. We recommend removing the honey and finding a 0-sugar alternative to the dried cranberries so you can maintain the lowest sugar possible in this one.

Nutritional Information: 307 calories, 10 g protein, 6.1 g fat, 0 g sugar

French Bean Salad

Say “oui” to this filling French bean salad!

With eggs, green beans, cherry tomatoes and more, your tastebuds will be on a trip to Europe while your stomach will get everything it needs.

Nutritional Information: 400 calories, 19 g protein, 18 g fat, 5 g sugar

The best part of these delicious salads is that they all can be made at home, and many of them are available in pre-packaged salads at the grocery store.

Beyond Salads

Salads alone can't get you to optimal health – but they are a solid step in the right direction.

Dweight loss saladsiet and exercise go hand-in-hand. Without one, the other cannot be as effective.

Many women find that they do a great job in one category and not so well in the other.

The Fit Mother Project 3-Day Weight Loss Jumpstart is a great way to access the meal plans, workout routines and health coaching you need to succeed.

With the Fit Mother Project, you can get the camaraderie and motivation that you need to commit to health all in one place.

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Dr. Anthony Balduzzi, M.D. - Naturopathic Medicine, B.S. - Nutrition, B.S. - Neuroscience

Dr. Anthony holds dual degrees in Nutrition & Neuroscience from the University Of Pennsylvania, a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, and is also a national champion bodybuilder.

After watching his own Dad lose his health and pass away at the young age of 42, Dr. Anthony founded The Fit Father Project & Fit Mother Project to help busy Moms and Dads get and stay permanently healthy for their families.

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