Healthy Salad Ideas.
Salads are an easy way to add a nutritional punch into any meal, or can act as a main dish if you add fats and proteins to it.
Here are 6 simple steps to make your salad nutritionally balanced – the possibilities are endless.
Step 1: Pick a Base
Leafy greens (the darker the better):
Kale, spinach, Swiss chard, mustard greens, dandelion greens, endives, watercress, baby greens, red/green lettuce, romaine lettuce. You can add extra greens like: broccoli, cabbage, green beans, courgette, fennel, cucumber, celery.
Step 2: Add Colour
Carrots, tomatoes, purple cabbage, peppers, radishes, red onions, mushrooms, peas, cooked beetroot, roasted pumpkin, roasted sweet potato, roasted butternut, roasted cauliflower, blueberries, raspberries, apples, pears, figs.
Step 3: Add Healthy Fats
Avocado, olives, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, almonds, pistachio nuts, pecan nuts, cashews, nut butters.
Step 4: Add Protein
Grass fed beef, free-range chicken/turkey, wild salmon, sardines, anchovies, fermented tofu, free-range eggs.
Step 5: Add Beans and Healthy Grains
Lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, black beans, white beans, quinoa, millet, wild rice, brown rice.
Dressing and Spices
Extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, Balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, tamari.
Cumin, sweet paprika, cayenne, dry chilli, black pepper, oregano, mustard.
I hope that my healthy salad ideas will help you to get more creative with your salad preparation.
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