Limiting yourself to greens as the base of your salad is a mistake, says Steven Mettle, executive chef of Honeybrains in New York City. Similar to Rylie’s suggestion, assuming only greens are an appropriate base is an easy way to get bored with your salads.
How to fix it: Mettle says lots of vegetables, such as broccoli and cauliflower, are great salad foundations. “To make your salad as healthy as it is tasty, think in terms of the five food groups science has proven promote brain health, which is the key to a healthy body: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and food high in Omega-3s,” Mettle says. Try having at least three of these food groups in your salad.