Salad Essentials

Salads are like outfits, where you invest in black tees because they look good with anything. Well, almost. Keep fresh, natural ingredients and you won’t think salad is just for vegetarians or on people on diets anymore.

Start with dark, leafy greens – For the healthiest salad stick with a mix of spinach, arugula, and romaine. A lettuce base is excellent for poor digestion and constipation. Cabbage, fresh spinach leaves and rocket are packed with nutrients and will keep your salad fresh.

Let it Grain – Quinoa is super proteinaceous, couscous is that good-good, whole wheat pasta, buckwheat, soba noodles or brown rice. This component will help provide fiber thereby keeping you full longer.

Heap on beans and legumes – A variety of beans and legumes like black, white, kidney, chickpeas and lentils or sprouts too will fortify your salad with craving-quenching protein and some tasty texture, which can help bust a salads are boring lunch rut.

Fold in wild proteins – To give your greens a heartier surprising synergistic health boost with B6-rich foods add tuna, sardines, shrimp, crab, salmon or lean chicken breast, also cooked eggs and raw vegetables enhances the body’s absorption of carotenoids (the vitamin- and antioxidant-filled pigments in fruits and vegetables.

Say Cheese – Crumble some feta, goat’s cheese, ricotta, or sprinkle some parmigiano or cheddar on the top like sprinkles. And take your salad from 0-100, real quick.

Fruits – Fruit in its turn can be easy to combine with other salad ingredients, providing a tasty and unusual touch to an otherwise ordinary meal. Orange, sweet lime, papaya, figs, strawberries, pairs the world is your oyster!

Veggies and everything in between- Peppers are a must, grilling them is up to you, onions, mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, broccoli, build a rainbow in your salad bowl.

Hearty healthy fats – Many of them are virtually fat free, and you need fat in the meal to absorb cancer-fighting carotenoids. That’s where you can try adding nuts like walnuts, almonds, and cashews also dressing such as olive oil, flax seeds or avocado, it protects the heart and rids the body of bad cholesterol.

Dressings and condiments – A better choice would be a low-fat dressing such as lemon juice and vinegar or natural low-fat yogurt mixed with salt, pepper, garlic, lemon juice and herbs or garnish with citrus peel.

The combinations and permutations you can make hereon are plentiful. So stock up on essentials and get creative.


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