5 Tips for Building a Healthier Salad - Pile on the veggies.

If you're trying to eat light and healthy, you may think choosing salad is a no-brainer. But beware — salads can contain more calories and fat than you think. Follow these 5 tips to help you build a healthier, low-calorie salad.
Pile on the veggies.
Take advantage of fresh vegetables and load them on top of your greens — at 25 calories or less per 1/2-cup serving you can't go wrong. Choose a variety of colors to get the most health benefits — red bell peppers, broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, and red onions are all great choices. Be sure to stick with raw or lightly steamed vegetables and steer clear of ones that are fried or swimming in oily marinades.