I am 49. The same age as my aunt when she died. I’m trying to eat healthier, get regular check-ups and lose some weight. I have never been a big salad fan but since I’ve adopted this healthier way of eating I’m trying to add salads to at least one meal a day. My favorite way to eat my salad is a blue cheese wedge. You can make it healthier by substituting low-fat blue cheese dressing (on the side) and turkey bacon for the real high-fat stuff. Also, another I found I eat less dressing is to dip my fork in the dressing first then put the salad on your fork.
Here’s to you Aunt Paula. I miss our talks. —Lisa
¼ of a head of iceberg lettuce
Low-fat blue cheese dressing – on the side
Turkey bacon, two strips, crispy and crumbled
Make sure the lettuce is very cold and fresh.
Place everything on the plate as shown and remember, dip your fork in the dressing first—you’ll eat less of it and save those calories!