How to Build a Better Salad

Find out which ingredients are the best to fill up your salad and keep you feeling full.

How to Build a Better Salad

Do you love eating salads but find yourself munching away at the pretzel bucket way before snack time? Look no further than right here for protein-packed, nutritious and delicious salad add-ins to keep you feeling satisfied long after lunchtime. With legumes, fruits, veggies and nuts, you can pack a colorful salad loaded with both fiber and flavor!


Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are a versatile legume with a great source of protein. They are rich in soluble and insoluble dietary fiber, which helps prevent digestive disorders. Regular intake of chickpeas can lower LDL and total cholesterol. One cup of cooked chickpeas contains 269 calories, 45 grams of carbohydrate, 15 grams of protein, 13 grams of dietary fiber, 4 grams of fat and 0 grams of cholesterol. A one-cup serving of raw chickpeas provides 50% of daily potassium needs, along with vitamin A, calcium, vitamin C, iron, vitamin B6 and magnesium. Try this Wilted Spinach and Chickpeas recipe for a boost of vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, choline and selenium.

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