5 Tips for Building a Healthier Salad - Start with a strong foundation.

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.
Start with a strong foundation.
First things first: Start by upping the nutritional ante by choosing a base for your salad that provides important nutrients like folic acid and lutein. Give up the iceberg for mesclun greens, baby spinach, or a spring mix that includes a variety of dark green lettuces. For less than 20 calories per two cups you can have a tasty, nutrient-rich base.