We all know we should be getting more greens and good stuff into our diets to improve our health but salad is probably the last option of choice when opting for a healthy meal (unless it’s on the side of a bowl of pasta). So why settle for standard? Here are some great salad hacks that incorporate ingredients that you actually like which will completely change your attitude towards those leafy greens.
Who decided that the traditional, bland, method of salad-making is the only way?
Mix things up with a deconstructed salad bowl and only include ingredients you like. Popular recipes include things like sweet potato, blanched broccoli, avocado, black beans and corn.
Variety is king when it comes to staying on track with your lunchtime salad. There are so many options when it comes to your greens. Make sure when you buy your ingredients at the beginning of the week you buy the freshest – avoid anything that is wilted or yellowing. Also, if you’re looking for the most nutritious options, generally speaking, the darker the leaf, the more nutrients it contains.
When we talk about salad, we have to talk about dressing. Make your greens more exciting by making your own salad dressing (that way you know what’s in them) and store them in the fridge to keep them fresh and ready for whenever you need them. (Here are some great recipes to get you started: Great Recipes)
Lastly, the best way to motivate yourself toward eating healthier meals is to prepare a week’s worth of salads ahead of time. Making and storing your salads in jars will keep them fresher for longer and then all you need to do is add the dressing when you’re ready to eat!