I eat salads almost every day. And it was so easy to put them in my life as soon as I shifted my perception that salad is a boring lettuce bowl with some garlic in it. It can really be anything you want it to be.
I eat them at home, take them with me to work, to adventures,… I also add different dressings to them but let’s wait till next Monday for that 🙂
How do I prepare my salads? Well the calculation is very simple, really. Something that makes you full All the carbs that make you full for longer fit in this category. It can be cous cous, rice, noodles, potatoes (roasted or cooked), bread croutons,… Proteins If you include proteins in your salad it will go one lever higher. Add cooked eggs, beans, chickpeas,… Veggies and fruit (Fruit? Yap, fruits.) When it comes to veggies and fruit – go crazy. Make it versatile and adjust them to the season. Don’t eat tomatoes on 22nd of December. I like to use lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, grated carrots, bell pepper, roasted leek,… But you can also think out of the box and add vegetable such as sour cabbage or pickled vegetables – that you’ve been preserving all summer 🙂 It might seem unusual to put fruit in a salad but apples and pears for example really add a lot of freshness to it. Fats If you will add something rich in healthy fats to your salad – that will be a cherry on the top. (The dressing itself can serve that purpose but stay tuned for that on next monday.) Healthy fats are hiding in nuts, seeds, avocado,… Extras Extras can be chopped herbes. Parsley and dill are so common on gardens but we use it so rarely. Specially because they are really healthy. Why wouldn’t you chop big quantities in your salad? I sometimes like to put some dried fruits also such as raisins or plums.
My salad is different every day but I made a few recipes before for category salads. What type of salads do you like? 🙂