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Here's just the thing to help you stick to those "let's eat healthier!" and "let's save money!" goals--a deal for make-your-own salad at the Andronico's salad bar! At the salad bar, load up on all the fresh vegetables you like. Choose spinach, mixed greens, or romaine instead of iceberg lettuce, for more vitamins and antioxidants. Next, be smart about your topping selections, as many are high in fat. That doesn't mean you should swear off fat entirely. Fat improves the absorption of the antioxidants in your lettuce and veggies, so choose healthy fats like sunflower seeds, almond slivers, olives, and olive oil.
If this is a meal salad, be sure to add a lean protein source, like chicken breast, hard-boiled eggs, tofu, beans, or tuna. Protein helps release a hormone that provides a sense of fullness, so your salad will have the staying power to get you through the afternoon. And, at the Andronico's salad bar, you have some of the best quality protein and veggie options. It's much less costly than your average lunch fare, both in price and in calories, and you get to pick out all the yummy stuff that ends up on your plate. Win-win, right?