Traditional Greek Salad


This traditional Greek salad is delicious and nutritious, and is a fantastic addition to a healthy diet. It is perfect for lunch and picnics. Add protein or grain and turn the salad into a meal in a bowl:
– Add whole wheat pita chips for a delicious crunch.
– Add grilled chicken breast strips or shredded rotisserie chicken breasts for a delicious and healthy meal.
Ingredients – Salad:
• 1 bag of romaine chopped lettuce (5 ounces)
• ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
• ½ cup pitted Kalamata olives
• 1 cup mixed heirloom cherry tomatoes cut into quarters
• 3 medium size thinly sliced Persian cucumbers
Ingredients – Dressing:
• 1 small finely chopped red onion
• 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
• ½ lemon juice
• ¼ teaspoon dry oregano
• ¼ teaspoon sea salt or to taste
• ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
• Drain liquid from Kalamata olives.
• In a bowl, whisk onions, oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper.
• Add lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and toss well.
• Scatter cheese and olives. Serve immediately.
Serves: 6
Active Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: 78 Calories, 4.6g Carbohydrates, 3.34mg Cholesterol, 4.7g Fat, 147mg Potassium, 4.45g Protein, and 157.5mg Sodium

7 Foods That Burn Belly Fat


Looking to lose your belly fat for this summer? Eating the right food with a regular exercise program can help give you a slimmer and sexier waistline just in time for the beach.

1) Almonds

Almonds contain fiber and protein. They make a great and filling snack and will help get rid of unwanted belly fat if replaced by other high calorie snacks. Studies found that individuals eating about 50 almonds a day had lower body fat than individuals who consumed few or no almonds.

2) Apples

An apple a day does keep the doctor away. Studies found that apples contain a plant chemical that protects the lining of the blood vessels. Apples are very low in calorie and they make a great snack as they are very filling.

3) Blackberries

Blackberries are high in fiber and great for your digestive system. They are also a very good source of protein.

4) Broccoli

Broccoli is low in calorie and high in fiber. It also contains lost of vitamins and minerals.

5) Egg White

Egg Whites are low in calories and a great source of protein. The white in a large egg only contains about 17 calories.

6) Salmon

Salmon is very high in protein and has the essential omega-3 fatty acids needed for a healthy diet.

7) Yogurt

Non-Fat Yogurt contains healthy bacteria that keeps the digestive system functioning properly which helps maintain a slimmer waistline. It is also a good source of calcium.

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