Time to Eat Your Leafy Greens – It’s Salad Month!

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Salads have been around since the Roman Empire made them popular. The word “salad” comes from the Latin word sal (meaning: salt) that was used to season leafy greens. Now salad is defined as a cold dish of various mixtures of raw or cooked vegetables, usually seasoned with dressing and sometimes accompanied by other ingredients. However, there are many dishes that do not include leafy vegetables such as Jell-O, ambrosia, eggs and pasta that are currently classified as salad.

Due to a recent resurgence in healthy dining, kale, arugula, pine nuts, and avocado have become common ingredients to modern salads.

What are your favorite addins? Cheese, croutons, tuna, olives? What’s your favorite salad? Caesar, chef, potato or taco? No matter how you prepare it, enjoy an extra salad this month. Be sure to consult your physician before making any changes to your diet.