Healthy Eating: Creating The Perfect Salad

Salads can be really boring and tasteless if they’re not done properly. Some can even be unhealthy, with the croutons and dressings we add. But there’s no getting away from the fact that a plain ol’ salad is super healthy. It feeds our entire bodies with nutrition. A salad needs to be made the right way, the tasty way, which will leave you wanting more! Because when a salad isn’t done right, we won’t want it again. Unless you’re dedicated. Which I’m not, are you?

I need taste and I need to change my eating habits for a healthier lifestyle.

So, here is my guide to create the perfect salad:

Greens

  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Leafy Greens

Colours

  • Peppers
  • Purple Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Beetroot
  • Peppers
  • Roasted Butternut Squash
  • Tomatoes

Fibre

  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Celery
  • Asparagus
  • Cucumber
  • Apple
  • Peas and Beans
  • Seeds

Protein

  • Chicken
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Nuts
  • Lentils
  • Egg

Fat

  • Nuts
  • Avocado
  • Olive Oil

You can mix-and-match your own and make it to your taste. If you want to add some carbs, then try some wholegrain pasta or brown rice. Delicious!

With this mix, you’ll cover essential nutrients in a tasty way that isn’t just appealing to your mouth but for your eyes too. I know salads aren’t always the go-to for a lunch-time meal, their reputation is a bit drab, but I promise you’ll notice a huge difference in yourself if you tuck in regularly. Your skin will end up glowing, you won’t feel as tired, your health will improve generally.

Your taste also adapts after a while, making a large chicken salad more appetising than before! I’m a huge fan of avocado salad, my skin has definitely thanked me for it.

Let me know what your favourite salad is, or if you’re going on a healthy-eating plan or lifestyle change.


 

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