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Ever wanted one of those fancy restaurant style salads at home? Have your attempts at mixing varieties of lettuce, veggies and dressing still not added up to the extravagance you had on your last dinner date? If you are like me you want to replicate these lovely bowls of greens because not only do they look amazing, they TASTE amazing. This helps keep me motivated to eat healthy. Try some of these tips to step your salad game up!

1.  Fresh Ingredients 

Making sure you only get fresh ingredients that are IN SEASON is imperative to a beautiful tasty salad. This may seem obvious, but some people don’t know where to begin. The best place to go for fresh in season ingredients is your local farmer’s market. This is not only guaranteed fresh, it usually supports local organizations!

2. Salad Spinner

You do know that even pre-washed lettuce has to be cleaned, right?! This is an important step, but what’s equally as important is the drying process. Let’s just face it, the old paper towel pat dry trick just isn’t working out. Invest in a salad spinner, as it will get all of your chosen veggies quickly and thoroughly dry. This not only keeps your salad from being mushy, but also allows for your dressing to stick better.

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