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Slimming Salads for Summer Grilling

Who doesn't love those potato chips on a paper plate nestled next to a hot dog fresh off the grill?

Don't sacrifice flavor with your favorite barbecue meals if you are trying to slim down!

If your goal is to slim down, make it even easier. Don't restrict, just use a Plus One Strategy-- merely add more plants to your plate! The temptation to fill up your plate again will disappear when you add more delicious and satisfying vegetables to your plate.

By adding more plants to your plate you will instantly add

- more fiber to stay full and reduce your cravings

- more potassium, to reduce swelling and bloating

- more antioxidants, to improve energy and long term wellness

Improve your chances to slim down by boosting your plant intake with a Weekly Salad as a side dish with grilled meats.

Here are my top 3 favorite slimming salad for summer grilling:

Weekly Salad No. 1 Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Salad -- This weekly salad combines the high fiber boost of chickpeas with whole wheat couscous accented by pops of basil, roasted red pepper that goes wonderfully with quickly grilled pre-cooked chicken sausages.

Ingredients: quick cooking whole-wheat couscous, grilled chicken sausages, roasted red peppers, fresh red peppers, chopped basil, chopped romaine lettuce, diced english cucumbers, herbed goat cheese.

Weekly Salad No. 6 -- White Bean and Garlic Shrimp Salad -- Oregano marries the sweet and creamy flavors of this White Bean & Shrimp Weekly Salad. Seafood like shrimp grill in minutes (hint: brush with melted butter and garlic for extra flavor)

Ingredients: Spinach, White Beans, Marinated Artichokes, Oregano Leaves, Yellow and Red Peppers, Red Onion, Chopped Cucumbers, Dried oregano, Garlic Shrimp

3) Weekly Salad No. 7 -- Greek Zoodle Salad-- Keeping those popular zucchini noodles dry is key to this fun lettuce-free salad that pops with flavors of feta and olives. Pairs beautifully with Grilled Greek Chicken.

Ingredients: Zucchini Zoodles, Chickpeas, Black Olives, Feta, Red Onion Slices, Cherry Tomatoes, Chopped parsley

All of these salad suggestions meet the PFPF Method-- a proven way to make meals that help you slim down deliciously. Just by combining plants, fiber, protein and fat you can help your natural metabolism so that you can lose weight, all while eating food you crave!

Just remember, potato chips aren't the enemy-- and they might not be the real problem-- weight loss really starts with a healthier mindset, healthier meals AND a better understanding of your metabolism so you can know what really works!

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