Step up your salad

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Dietitian Trish Brimhall gives us simple ideas for taking salad to the next level. For more ideas from her, go here.

Following the Choose My Plate guidelines of ½ produce, ¼ grains and ¼ protein makes for a great main dish salad recipe. Keep the backbone ingredients healthful and balanced, and the smaller, cameo-type ingredients such as dressings and toppings in balance and you`ll have a nutritious meal to get excited about.