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By Nancy Gossard
Wellness Editor 

Healthy Recipe of the Week


Last updated 2/14/2019 at 12:22pm

Dressing carafes available at Village Kitchen Shop, 257 E. Stuart Ave., historic downtown Lake Wales


Eat a salad every day

Unless you have a health issue that forbids it, one of the best things you can do is eat a salad every day, even on a low carb diet. Sixteen ounces, one pound, of baby butter lettuce has only 10.67g carbs and when you subtract the fiber of 5.4g, your net carbs are 5.27g. For a pound! I'm probably the only person who has thought she could eat a whole pound of lettuce in one sitting. I don't recommend actually trying it. Bagged lettuce takes the last excuse away for avoiding salads. Homemade dressings are tastier and easy to make, too....

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