Healthy Salad Ideas

healthy salad ideas

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.


Step 6:
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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Magda is a YMCA qualified Hatha yoga teacher in SW London and provides private yoga lessons and yoga therapy to clients.

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